- Posted by Ifhima Admin
- On January 2, 2019
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Happy Golden Anniversary IFHIMA!
In November 2010, I was afforded one of the greatest opportunities of having firsthand experience of what an IFHRO, now IFHIMA, Congress was all about. That opportunity came about when Miss Carol Lewis, an IFHIMA Past President and Honorary member of the then Jamaica Medical Records Association (JMRA) now Jamaican Health Information Management Association (JaHIMA) took on the mantle of sponsoring two persons to attend the IFHIMA Congress in Milan Italy.
I was honoured to be able sit in the General Assembly and participate in all the other activities as the then Deputy National IFHRO Director. The warmth of meeting and sharing with other HIM professionals globally will always resonate in my mind.
Since then, the IFHIMA through the Scientific Committee has focused on making scholarships available to participants of developing countries of which I have benefited. Since the Congress in 2010, I have been blessed to attend all the other congresses (May 2013 – Montreal Canada and October 2016 – Tokyo Japan). As such, these opportunities have improved my professional life significantly and have given me even more seal and zest of wanting to work and do more for my country and IFHIMA as a National Director. The knowledge gained and the wealth of knowledge gained from my other HIM friends globally has impacted me in an unforgettable way.
Many thanks to you Carol for believing in me!
Veronica Miller Richards
National Director, Jamaica