WSHIMA Volunteer Information
There are many volunteer opportunities available in the Washington State Health Information Management Association (WSHIMA). Depending on your availability and interests, you can work with an ongoing committee or participate on short-term projects. The average time commitment will vary from two to ten hours each month depending on the committee in which you participate. Volunteering provides you with the opportunity to network with your colleagues from the entire state. You will stay abreast of the latest in technology and keep current on issues affecting our profession. In addition, you can expand your career by taking advantage of continuing education.
Volunteers need to be members of WSHIMA.
Volunteers receive discounts to events like the Annual Conference.
These volunteer opportunities include participation in the following committees:
- Monitor Washington State and Federal legislation and regulation with a potential impact on health information management.
- Develop an assessment of pending regulation or legislation with the Director of Advocacy.
- Notify Board members of pending regulations or legislation and specific action plans to members of WSHIMA.
- Educate the Board and WSHIMA members regarding Washington State and Federal legislation or regulation.
- Create and maintain relationships with representatives of government and other associations who share an interest in health information management related topics, regulation, and legislation in your district.
- Meet regularly online or in person (when warranted) with Director of Advocacy to develop action plans for advocacy in Washington State and on the Federal Level.
- Create and maintain agenda/minutes of Advocacy Committee meetings, which will be posted in Basecamp.
- Participate in activities to help recruit and retain WSHIMA members.
- Coordinate content for WSHIMA member news communications which may include gathering information on education programs, interviewing members regarding industry hot topics, or drafting member profiles.
- Analyze member data to better understand membership trends and opportunities.
- Develop annual or multi-year plans for providing remote and onsite education to meet the needs of members and generate income
- Organize and implement educational offerings that meet the needs of the members
- Responsible for planning, coordinating, and scheduling annual meeting program
- Initiated and finalize speakers for the two-day annual meeting
- Arrange catering, silent auction, vendor exhibits, and member activities for the two-day annual meeting
Awards, Scholarships and Exam Reimbursement Committee
- Promote and manage scholarship programs to support members with education through the Sister Peter Olivaint Scholarship, Long Term Care Health Information Management Scholarship and Professional Development Scholarship.
- Manage the WSHIMA silent auction and raffle held in conjunction with the Annual Conference for raising funds for the scholarship programs.
- Manage exam reimbursement program to support members who obtained professional credentialing.
- Administer program to recognize outstanding members for Distinguished Member Award and Professional Achievement Award.
- Prepare communications (i.e. email, social media, website) to WSHIMA membership to promote scholarships, exam reimbursement opportunities, silent auction, raffle and call for award nominations.
If you would like to become a volunteer, simply fill out the volunteer form below:
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