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IFMRO to IFHRO to IFHIMA – An Historical Overview 1949 – 2019

IFHIMA is pleased that the Health Information Management Association of Australia (HIMAA) is offering an electronic version of this historical book.  To order the electronic copy, please follow this link here.

I frequently use this book as my reference when giving IFHIMA updates and addresses to external events, as well as internal updates to our members.  I hope you enjoy a trip down memory lane. My sincere thanks to Phyllis Watson, AM, Esteemed IFHIMA Past President and Honorary Member for the tireless work in creating this book.  I met Phyllis on my first or second trip to Australia in about 2006 and she made an indelible impression that still follows me as I promote IFHIMA.

Lorraine Fernandes, RHIA

IFHIMA President


Education and training are essential elements in meeting IFHIMA’s mission to promote the professional practice of health information management and to foster a greater worldwide awareness of this profession.

IFHIMA works closely with health professionals and educational institutions on an international level to develop printed publications and online resources, which provide diverse educational opportunities and platforms for the presentation of new research, information, and technology.

We encourage you to spend some time exploring our education and training websites and learn how these opportunities for professional development can assist you in your career.

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The March 2019 Journal of AHIMA published the IFHIMA article discussing our plans for Dubai, Golden Jubilee, and important activities of IFHIMA.