Sharing Knowledge and Perspectives from Around the World
IFHIMA brings together health information managers from every corner of the globe. Together, we strive to raise the profile and professionalism of the health information management profession while supporting healthcare transformation.
View our current members below, then submit your application to join your colleagues. For inquiries about membership, please contact Marci McDonald, Membership Chair.
IFHIMA welcomes our newest National Members:
Please join me in welcoming our newest National Member:
The Saint Lucia Health Information Management Association
Lead by President and IFHIMA National Director for Saint Lucia, Mrs. Margaret Henry-Samuel, all requirements for establishing a HIM association (as per the IFHIMA published guidelines), were ratified by the Executive of the Board on July 21, 2022.
On behalf of the entire Federation we welcome you warmly to the IFHIMA family, and look forward to working with you to further the goals of our profession!
Marci MacDonald, C.H.I.M.
IFHIMA Membership Chair/Immediate Past-President
Information by Country and National Member Association for the 2019 – 2022 Term of Office
Join your HIM colleagues as we share knowledge and best practices and strive to foster initiatives that can improve health around the world. Individuals from any country can join us and get involved with our events, workgroups, and committees. Fees are just USD $35 for a year (January 1 – December 31), or USD $100 for a three-year membership.
Individual member privileges include:
- Serving on regional task groups, 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 worldwide updates on the HIM profession.
- Certificate of Associate Membership of IFHIMA is issued upon dues payment.
3M Health Information Systems is committed to optimizing workflows and streamlining processes at all stages of clinical documentation and medical coding, creating more time for clinicians to care for their patients and leading the shift from volume to value-based care. We are closing the loop between clinical care and revenue integrity, providing clinicians with real-time guidance and accurate documentation. From computer-assisted coding (CAC) to clinical documentation integrity (CDI) and performance monitoring, 3M’s automated and intuitive software can help reduce costs and provide more informed care.
Launching in 2009, ACCUMED is the leading and largest company in revenue cycle management in the Middle East. ACCUMED serves as a one-stop shop for healthcare providers across the Middle East, Asia and Australia, who are looking to optimize their revenue cycle management process and performance.
ASHO, as a leading company in healthcare coding, currently manages more than 85 projects throughout Spain and codifies around 600,000 registrations per year. With a 47% market share, the company specializes in offering value-added services in hospital information systems that facilitate the management and work of clinical professionals. Since its inception 26 years ago, it has encoded more than 8 million registrations, concentrating 2.5 million in the last five years.
CDI experts and educators UpLift Group – Australian and Pinson and Tang, LLC, the authors of the highly acclaimed U.S. CDI Pocket Guide now in its 14th edition, have joined forces as “The Australian-American CDI Partners” to bring the first-ever CDI Pocket Guide for ICD-10-AM to the world stage so anyone using ICD-10-CM or ICD-10-AM can achieve excellence in their CDI practice.
Haugen Consulting Group provides healthcare consulting, education, and auditing services. We provide affordable quality education that is designed by our team of experts. We offer interactive online courses and webinars that cover CM, PCS, CPT, and Revenue Cycle. Education is pre-approved for AHIMA & AAPC CEUs. Custom education upon request.
Primeau Consulting Group is a health information management consulting company providing high quality health information services to our clients. We do this through the deployment of HIM best practices developed through extensive experience and knowledge of the health information industry. We offer a variety of customizable, scalable solutions with unparalleled customer service, delivered by high quality HIM professionals for best results. Our services include Cures Act & Information Blocking Assessments and Consulting, Information Governance Assessments and Consulting, Interim Management, Privacy and Security Risk Analyses and HIPAA Training, HIM Department and Revenue Cycle Assessments, and CDI/Coding Audits.
Since its inception, The Coding Company (TCC) has led the Health Information Management Services sector. TCC has built its reputation on attracting and providing the best Health Information Management and Clinical Coding professionals in Australia. Our strict adherence to the highest standards in relation to the experience of the staff we employ, means you get best staff for your project. Qualified Health Information Management Professionals make up our Executive Team, each highly regarded in the industry.
Expert-led Degrees for High Demand Careers
As the United States’ first health information management (HIM) program on record, we’ve been helping the industry move forward since 1935. Our faculty continues to evolve this field. We now offer a suite of health informatics and information management degrees and certificates, all 100% online. Visit our website to see all our programs.
Gain real-world experience to guide strategic decision-making in health care.
Our online Health Informatics programs bring Pitt’s industry-leading faculty to you—no matter where you live. Don’t wait to learn from experts at the forefront of health care technology and innovation. Both online and on-campus options are available.
The School of Global Health Management and Informatics at UCF offers health informatics and information management programs that boast industry experienced faculty dedicated to providing skills and training for a variety of careers in the healthcare field. The programs offer dynamic curriculum that incorporate business management, system analysis, medical coding and computer application in the healthcare industry. With on-campus and fully online programs to provide education, training, and networking resources, students can prepare for a variety of careers in healthcare including project management, information technology, revenue management, coding, compliance and more! Visit us today to find out how you can join the future of healthcare.
The University of Texas School of Biomedical Informatics at Houston,
is the only free-standing school in the nation dedicated exclusively to graduate programs in biomedical informatics; offering graduate certificates, masters and doctoral degrees. Our newly created Doctorate of Health Informatics is the first applied terminal degree in this specialized area of study. SBMI’s mission is to educate future scientists and professionals in biomedical informatics and health information technology. Transforming Data to Power Human Health™ is our vision – an inspiration for all of us to lead the future of health and healthcare. Visit our website here.
A Very Special Honorary Member
As we know, the International Federation was established in 1968 at the 5th International Congress on Medical Records in Stockholm, Sweden under the leadership of Elsie Royle Mansell (UK) and Mary Rose (USA). In the early years, there were people, outside the profession, who believed in what we stood for and strongly supported us as we progressed to the strong international association we are today. One very special person, is Dr Boga Skrinjar, who was Chief, Development of Health Statistical Services, at WHO, Geneva. In 1968, Dr Skrinjar spoke at the 5th International Congress, in support of Elsie Royle Mansell, in urging members to form an international organization. This was the beginning of a strong liaison between WHO and IFHIMA, which is still with us today.
In 1976, Dr. Skrinjar outlined the work of WHO in relation to medical records and how the two organisations could work together. She stressed the need to: use the medical record to its full capacity; give particular attention to health records outside hospitals; and particularly the need for the education and support of medical record personnel in developing countries. In 1984 she became IFHIMA’s second Honorary member. When Boga Skrinjar celebrated her 99th Birthday on 14th July this year, I wanted to remind members that we are indebted to her for so much and wish her well in her 99th year.
Author: Phyllis Watson, AM
IFHIMA Honorary Member
Reference: Watson PJ (2019) IFMRO to IFHRO to IFHIMA: An Historical Overview- 1949 – 2019: HIMAA Ltd.
Republic of Korea
Carol Lewis, MPH, RHIA
United States of America
Prof. Dr. Phyllis J. Watson AM
Ruth Zwick (+1995)
Dr. Boga Skrinjar
Elsie Royle Mansell
United Kingdom, Europe
|Year Awarded||Individual||Country||WHO Region|
|2019||Lorraine Nicholson||United Kingdom||Europe|
|2019||Yukiko Yokobori||Japan||Western Pacific|
|2016||Joon-Hyun Hong||Republic of Korea||Western Pacific|
|2010||Carlo Lewis, MPH, RHIA||United States||Americas|
|1993||Dr. Phyllis A. Watson||Australia||Western Pacific|
|1984||Dr. Boga Skrinjar||Switzerland||WHO|
|1979||Elsie Royle Mansell*||United Kingdom||Europe|
IFHIMA awards Honorary Member status per our Constitution. An Honorary Member is “An individual who has earned exceptional merit in furthering the goals and interests of the Federation.” We congratulate these individuals on their commitment and service to the Federation.