Membership Categories

Corporate or Educational Institutional Membership

IFHIMA enjoys official non-governmental (NGO) relations with the World Health Organization (WHO) with voice and vote on the Family of International Classications Committee (FIC). Additionally, IFHIMA partners with other organizations such as the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) to share knowledge and best practices and foster initiatives that can positively impact world health.

In addition to helping IFHIMA advance its mission, membership in IFHIMA brings tremendous benefit with advertising and promotion opportunities for your products or institution for three consecutive years.  The fee is $1500 for the 3 calendar years (January 1 – December 31st.)

Three years of benefits:

  • Ongoing ¼ page ad in the IFHIMA Global News (eNewsletter) which is published
    2-3 times a year and distributed to our 23 member nations, their individual members
    and promoted on the IFHIMA website.
  • Your logo on a special page of the IFHIMA website with a link to your institution’s
  • Placement of one article per year in the IFHIMA Global News, subject to Editorial Guidelines and limitations.
  • Preferred vendor rate for Congress held within the membership term.
  • Special recognition at the triennial Congress.
  • Speaking slot at the triennial Congress.
  • Copy of attendee list from the triennial Congress (limitations apply ).

Interested in joining IFHIMA as a Corporate Member, read our membership brochure and join here.

Interested in joining IFHIMA as an Educational Institution, read our membership brochure and join here.

*Note- An online application must be completed irrespective of payment methodology.

National Membership 

National Membership is reserved for one national organization in each country, which is representative of the national activities within the field of health records/information (Article III, Sections 2 & 6 of the current constitution). The purposes of the organization must be compatible with those of IFHIMA. Only national members are entitled to hold office or vote.

Fees: dependent on the number of national association members

Privileges of an IFHIMA national member:

  • Nominating a representative for the IFHIMA Executive Committee
  • Sending a representative (National IFHIMA Director/Deputy Director or a nominated member of the national association) to the IFHIMA General Assembly
  • Having one vote as the national member at the General Assembly
  • Access to dedicated members’ pages on the website that are password protected;
  • Reduced fees at IFHIMA congresses
  • Opportunities to organize conferences in collaboration with IFHIMA

Online Membership Form: click here to apply online.

*Note- An online application must be completed irrespective of payment methodology.

Associate/Individual Membership

For individuals from any country who wish to support IFHIMA and become involved in its activities.

Fees: US $35 – per year or pay $100 for a three year membership.

Individual member privileges include:

  • Serving on regional task groups, which is a unique personal and professional development opportunity
  • Discounted registration fees for IFHIMA Congresses
  • Networking informally with Health Information/Health Records Management professionals and experts around the world;
  • Receiving regular copies of IFHIMA’s Global News, which provides world-wide updates on the HIM profession
  • Certificate of Associate Membership of IFHIMA is issued on payment of annual member dues

Online Membership Form: click here to apply online.

*Note- An online application must be completed irrespective of payment methodology.

Honorary Membership

Honorary Membership is a special award to individuals who have shown exceptional merit in furthering the goals and interests of the International Federation. Applications are not accepted.  The reward is bestowed at the discretion of the Board.

Fees: None