About Us

The Washington State Health Information Management Association (WSHIMA) is a non-profit association of professionals engaged in health information management providing support to members and strengthening the industry and profession.

WSHIMA is a component association of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

AHIMA is a global nonprofit association of health information (HI) professionals with more than 71,000 members and more than 100,000 credentials in the field. The AHIMA mission of empowering people to impact health drives our members and credentialed HI professionals to ensure that health information is accurate, complete, and available to patients and providers. Our leaders work at the intersection of healthcare, technology, and business and are found in data integrity and information privacy job functions worldwide.

Purpose

The primary purpose of WSHIMA, as a member association, is to commit to excellence in the management of health information for the benefit of patients and providers.

Mission

The Mission of WSHIMA is to advance and promote Health Information Management, Health Informatics and Information Governance through networking, education, shared knowledge and advocacy in the ever-evolving healthcare field.

Values

  • The public’s right to private and high-quality health information
  • The celebration and promotion of diversity
  • Innovation and leadership in advancing health information management practices and standards worldwide
  • Advocacy and interdisciplinary collaboration with other professional organizations

Vision

To promote the contribution of the health information management professionals and the Washington State Health Information Management Association by ensuring the protection, integrity and quality of healthcare information.

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