There are several professional memberships associations which support and provide membership services for health informaticans.
American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) - is the premier association of health information management (HIM) professionals. AHIMA's more than 68,000 members are dedicated to the effective management of personal health information required to deliver quality healthcare to the public. Founded in 1928 to improve the quality of medical records, AHIMA is committed to advancing the HIM profession in an increasingly electronic and global environment through leadership in advocacy, education, certification, and lifelong learning.
Members’ diversity, continuing education, leadership development, and professional credentialing
Adherence to AHIMA Code of Ethics
Research to advance innovative and ethical health informatics and information management practice
Advocacy and interdisciplinary collaboration with other professional organizations
The public’s right to accurate and confidential personal health information
The development, implementation, and use of electronic health records and other automated technologies, based on HIM best practices and standards, to facilitate health information exchange and quality healthcare
American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) - is dedicated to promoting the effective organization, analysis, management, and use of information in health care in support of patient care, public health, teaching, research, administration, and related policy. AMIA’s 4,000 members advance the use of health information and communications technology in clinical care and clinical research, personal health management, public health/population, and translational science with the ultimate objective of improving health.
Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) - is a cause-based, not-for-profit organization exclusively focused on providing global leadership for the optimal use of information technology (IT) and management systems for the betterment of healthcare. Founded 50 years ago, HIMSS represents more than 30,000 individual members, of which two thirds work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-profit organizations. HIMSS frames and leads healthcare practices and public policy through its content expertise, professional development, and research initiatives designed to promote information and management systems’ contributions to improving the quality, safety, access, and cost-effectiveness of patient care.
- To lead healthcare transformation through the effective use of health information technology.