Professional Memberships

There are several professional memberships associations which support and provide membership services for health informaticans.

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)


Mission:  AHIMA leads the health informatics and information management community to advance professional practice and standards.


Vision:  “AHIMA …leading the advancement and ethical use of quality health information to promote health and wellness worldwide.”  

AHIMA is the worldwide professional association of recognized leaders in health information management, informatics, heath data technology, and innovation. AHIMA proactively promotes the technological advancement of health information systems that enhance the delivery of quality healthcare. AHIMA recognizes that quality health and clinical data are critical resources needed for efficacious healthcare and works to assure that the health information used in care, research, and health management is valid, accurate, complete, trustworthy, and timely. Health issues, disease, and care quality transcend national borders. AHIMA’s professional interest is in the application of best health information management practices wherever they are needed.


Core Values:

QUALITY - Demonstrated by an abiding commitment to innovation, relevance and value in programs, products and services

INTEGRITY - Demonstrated by openness in decision-making, honesty in communication and activity, and ethical practices that earn trust and support collaboration

RESPECT - Demonstrated by appreciation of the value of differing perspectives; enjoyable experiences; courteous interaction; and celebration of achievements that advance our common cause

LEADERSHIP - Demonstrated by visionary thinking; decisions responsive to membership and mission; and accountability for actions and outcomes

 

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.