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- On June 17, 2019
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On December 20, 2018, a ceremony was held to declare the new names “Korean Health Information Manager (KHIM) and Korean Health Information Management Association (KHIMA)” at COEX in Seoul.
Since the Korean Health Information Manager is a national license/certificate, the name change is based on the revision of the related law. As healthcare information is digitized, the role of HIM in charge of patients’ personal information protection is also highlighted as the patient’s data is frequently inquired and utilized. As a result, Korean laws related to healthcare information management have also changed.
More than 200 HIMs and guests attended the ceremony, and a new vision and mission of the KHIMA was announced. Our mission is to promote the development of public health and healthcare industry through health information managements, with a vision to:
- lead the best health information management through producing high quality healthcare information based on international standards,
- protect the healthcare information privacy through safe and ethical management,
- contribute to the better healthcare services with valuable health information.
Ethics, accuracy, affordability, respect, leadership were presented as the core values of KHIMA.
Gratitude was expressed to eight former presidents who with dedication and outstanding leadership laid the foundation of KHIMA for development of health information management. Three HIMs who contributed to the name revision were awarded the Achievement Award and were the winners of the public User Created Content contest.
(Gratitude for former presisdents: HW Lee (19th), YG Boo(17th), ON KIM(16th), SH Kang(president), JY Park(1st), JH Hong(6th): From left to right)
The main content of conference following was to reflect the importance of health information management in a changing health environment and fulfill its responsibilities as a professional health information manager.
In particular, KHIMA’s slogan “Quality Up, Value Up” aims to provide a foundation for realizing various values in healthcare field by presenting healthcare providers with measures that reflect performance through high quality health data/information.
As a long-term plan, KHIMA intends to enhance HIM’s expertise and expand its work scope by developing KHIM’s specialized curriculum and operating the qualification (credentialing) system. In addition, KHIMA will continue to supplement relevant laws and systems in line with the changing trends in information technology, so that HIM can fulfill its roles and responsibilities. Author:
Oknam Kim, former president of KHIMA
Southeast Asia Regional Director, IFHIMA
(Announcement of Plans for the new era of KHIMA)