CHIMA is a component state association of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and has over 1,000 members. AHIMA is the professional organization of more than 71,000 experienced specialists in health information management. Members are experts in securing, analyzing and integrating the information that steers the healthcare industry. AHIMA supports quality patient care through advancing data accuracy, advocating confidentiality and championing new technology.
HIM professionals work in all kinds of healthcare settings, from hospitals and physician’s offices to nursing homes, mental health facilities, health maintenance organizations (HMO), and other insurance companies. Many HIM professionals have become independent consultants, who contract with healthcare providers, insurers, and other healthcare industry organizations. Some even work in law firms and information systems organizations.