American Health Information Management Association
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American Health Information Management Association(AHIMA)
an organization founded in 1928 for individuals interested in health systems information management, biostatistics, classification systems, and systems analysis. An important function is the certification of medical record personnel as registered record administrators and accredited record technicians (see medical records administrator). It also publishes the Glossary of Health Care Terms to standardize health care terminology. The address is 233 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 2150, Chicago, Illinois 60601-5800.
A·mer·i·can Health In·for·ma·tion Man·age·ment As·so·ci·a·tion(AHIMA) (ă-mer'i-kăn helth in'fōr-mā'shŭn man'ăj-mĕnt ă-sō'sē-ā'shŭn)
Organization that offers various forms of certification for supervisors and medical coders (e.g., registered health information administrator [RHIA], registered health information technician [RHIT], certified coding associate [CCA], and certified coding specialist [CCS]), although there are many other levels of certification available from this organization.