MHIMA is a component state association of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Founded in 1929 to improve the quality of medical records, MHIMA is committed to advancing the HIM profession in an increasingly electronic and global environment through leadership in advocacy, education, certification, and lifelong learning.
Members are experts in securing, analyzing and integrating the information that steers the healthcare industry. MHIMA supports quality patient care through advancing data accuracy, advocating confidentiality and championing new technology.
MHIMA members work in all kinds of healthcare settings, from hospitals and physicians’ offices to nursing homes, mental health facilities, health maintenance organizations (HMO’s), 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.
The mission of the Michigan Health Information Management Association is to be Michigan’s expert voice on health information.