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 state association of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
AHIMA is the premier association of health information management (HIM) professionals worldwide. Serving 52 affiliated component state associations and more than 103,000 health information professionals, it is recognized as the leading source of “HIM knowledge,” a respected authority for rigorous professional education and training.
WSHIMA Purpose and Mission
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.
The Mission of WSHIMA is to advance and promote health information management and information governance in healthcare through networking, education, shared knowledge and advocacy.
- 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
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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