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.
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The 38,000 members of the American Health Information Management Association are experts in both clinical data and information management working in a variety of care settings including hospitals, physician offices, managed care organizations, and long-term care facilities.
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Information governance (IG) is a business and strategic imperative for healthcare and essential to successful health information technology (HIT) initiatives such as electronic medical record (EMR) implementation, data analytics, privacy and security, and data sharing, according to an American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) presentation at the HIMSS16 Conference and Exhibition.
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In fact, an American Health Information Management Association survey found that hospitals and other providers are still not fully complying, and the level of compliance is falling.
But it is still unclear who should control what information is entered in the document and, perhaps more important, who should be able to delete information from the record, experts said at the meeting, sponsored by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

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