Quality Healthcare Through Quality Information
The Washington State Health Information Association (WSHIMA) is the professional organization of specialists in the field of Health Information Management. Read more.
AHIMA is seeking qualified candidates who are passionate about driving the profession forward and making a real impact on the future of Health Information.
Learn more about the descriptions, duties, and qualifications for each of these elected positions. All terms begin on January 1, 2024. Applications are due March 31, 2023.
Watch this short video from Valerie J.M. Watzlaf, Ph.D., MPH, RHIA, FAHIMA, Chair of the 2023 Nominating Committee to learn more.
Career Profile – Minute with a Member
Journal of AHIMA
HIM Lessons from the Epicenter of the COVID-19 Outbreak
The Journal of AHIMA first talked to Sally Beahan, MHA, RHIA, senior director of enterprise records and health information at UW Medicine in Seattle, WA, in early March, when Washington state had the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the country. Beahan was joined by colleagues Lenny Sanchez, UW Medicine’s HIPAA/privacy director, and Beth DeLair, UW Medicine’s interim chief compliance officer, for a follow-up interview last week to discuss lessons learned during the first few weeks of the COVID-19 outbreak there. Read more.
Update coming in the Fall of 2021 as we assess the impact of the Cures Act
Access our publication: Management of Health Information in Washington State Federal and State Regulations (Formerly called the WSHIMA Legislative Manual)
This is a completely new, up-to-date look at the changes the legislation of the last several years has complicated how health care providers and health information managers document and manage health information.