The Missouri Health Information Management Association MoHIMA began in 1952 and has continued to this date as the authority within Missouri on Health Information practices and procedures. We are an integral part of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and support their strategies to increase the visibility of the profession.
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.
A state where trusted information transforms health and healthcare by connecting people, systems and ideas.
Empowering people to impact health in Missouri
To achieve our mission and vision MoHIMA focuses on:
- Professional Development to provide educational opportunities and information by which members may achieve and sustain professional excellence.
- Public Relations to disseminate pertinent information to its members by maintaining effective databases and communication linkages
- Advocacy to influence issues which impact the confidentiality, collection and use of health information at the state and/or national level. Our members work in a myriad of settings. Work settings include acute care hospitals, long-term care, mental health, insurance companies, physician office practices, veterinary clinics, prison systems, ambulatory clinics, consulting practices, legal practices, vendors, and accounting firms, etc.
Our skill sets include managerial and technical skills. We are trained to retrieve, retain and analyze data. Confidentiality, integrity and security of the data we create and maintain is of prime concern to us. Our members are considered the authority in coded disease and procedures are data throughout the nation.
MoHIMA is a component state association that assists in supporting the mission and vision of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).