History of IFHIMA

The video below chronicles the 50-year journey of IFHIMA from its beginnings in 1968 as IFHRO, an organization established as a forum to bring together national organizations committed to improvement in the use of health records in their countries.

IFHIMA traditionally meets every three years, bringing together delegates and HIM professionals from around the world.

Highlights from the 19th Congress in Dubai include:

IFHIMA Member Survey Results click here.

IFHIMA 2016-2019 Strategic Plan and Accomplishments click here.

IFHIMA 19th Congress Highlights & Data

Thanks to the many contributors to this video, and MCI Dubai for producing it.

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

A publication from Professor Phyllis Watson, a longstanding HIMAA Life Member

This invaluable piece of work puts Professor Phyllis Watson’s history of HIMAA into the global context of the HIM profession’s worldwide journey and is a comprehensive update to Phyllis’s original history of the International Federation of HIM Associations.