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IFHIMA NGO Status with the World Health Organization (WHO)
IFHIMA is a non-profit organization affiliated with the World Health Organization (WHO) as a non-governmental organization (NGO). The Federation sends representatives to WHO meetings and works closely with WHO on specific projects of particular concern or interest to WHO in the field of health records and information systems. See our letter of official relations.
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IFHIMA’s global goals
Through IFHIMA, our members strive to:
- Promote the development and use of health records/information management in all countries
- Advance the development and use of international health records/information management standards
- Provide for the exchange of information on health records/information management education requirements and training programs
- Provide opportunities for education and communication between persons working in the field of health records/information management in all countries
- Promote the use of technology and the electronic health record
These aspirations are achieved through the collaboration, networking and sharing of experiences and resources of IFHIMA members.
IFHIMA is a non-profit organization affiliated with the World Health Organization (WHO) as a non-governmental organization (NGO). The Federation sends representatives to WHO meetings and works closely with WHO on specific projects of particular concern or interest to WHO in the field of health records and information systems.
IFHIMA is made up six regions – Americas, Europe, Eastern Mediterranean, South-East Asia and the Western Pacific. Click on the regions below for information about health records/information management activities within these regions.
- South East Asia
- Europe & North Asia
- Eastern Mediterranean
- Western Pacific
IFHIMA’s Executive Board
IFHIMA is governed by an Executive Board of elected officials: the President, the President-Elect, and six Regional Directors representing Europe, the Americas, South East Asia, the Western Pacific, the Eastern Mediterranean, and Africa. View the current IFHIMA board.
The Executive Board reports to the General Assembly, which is made up of representatives from the national member associations. The Executive Board meets face-to-face annually and works via email and quarterly virtual meetings. The General Assembly meets every three years at the time of the International Congress.
The immediate past president serves on the executive board in an ex-officio capacity for at least one year. The President appoints a Membership Chair at the beginning of their term to serve as an ex-officio board member.
See the IFHIMA Constitution for more details on IFHIMA’s structure.
Get involved with IFHIMA
Are you interested in supporting IFHIMA’s work and your HIM professional colleagues? Start by becoming a member! Members are invited to volunteer for our various committees, workgroups, and special activities. Generally, the appointments for the workgroups associated with the Strategic Plan are for a two-year term (providing the member fulfills their role and abides by IFHIMA conflict of interest and confidentiality policies). The current workgroups will serve through 2022.
Volunteers must be associate/individual members of IFHIMA or members of one of IFHIMA’s member nations. (Find out how your country can become an IFHIMA member nation.)
If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the form. You may not hear from us if a vacancy is not immediately available, but we will retain your form for at least three years.