Publications & Resources

Explore articles, podcasts, webcasts, whitepapers, Global News and other resources covering important health information management topics such as the HIM workforce, data privacy, information governance, ICD-11, and COVID-19.

Whitepapers & Position Papers

March 2022: Examining Today’s HIM Workforce with Recommendations for Elevating the Profession

This whitepaper examines the status of the HIM profession in various environments, explores the impact of technology, policy, and other changes to the profession, thus informing international HIM workforce development.

April 2022: IFHIMA Endorses Implementation of ICD-11 for Improves Global Health

October 2021: Revisiting Information Governance

IFHIMA updated its Information Governance (IG) Whitepaper which reflects the heightened importance of IG and advances in the IG practice as the electronic/digital transformation in healthcare continues and the volume of data grows exponentially.

January 2021: IFHIMA Fosters Planning for ICD-11 Adoption with Global Case Studies

This whitepaper and global case studies delve into some of the specific challenges, and accomplishments to date, that countries and health information professionals may anticipate as they embark on their organizations’ journey to adopt ICD-11. Topics include benefits of ICD-11, planning, transition from ICD-10 to ICD-11, workforce development and education, language translation, field testing and implementation.

November 2019: Privacy of Health Information, an IFHIMA Global Perspective

This whitepaper includes perspectives on protecting privacy of health information from countries around the world and offers more detailed perspectives through case studies from Australia, the European Union, India, Qatar, the Republic of Korea (South Korea), and the USA.


HIM Leadership Webcast

IFHIMA is pleased to share industry insights from our HIM global colleagues.

See additional Webcasts on the COVID -19 IFHIMA Perspectives page below.

COVID-19 Podcasts

ICD-11 Podcast Series

This series highlighting the progress of ICD-11 around the globe. Updates from select countries as part of the IFHIMA/SHIMA co-conference December 6-7, 2021. See more ICD-11 perspectives.


HIM Leadership Podcast 

IFHIMA is pleased to share industry insights from our HIM global colleagues.

COVID-19 Podcasts See below in COVID-19 section

Global News

IFHIMA Global News is published several times a year and contains information for Association members, as well as people who are interested in Health Information Management globally.

If you would like to contribute an article to Global News, please send your article to  Please take note of our Editorial Guidelines.

Thank you in advance.

Upcoming submission deadlines

  • October 15, 2022
  • January 31, 2023
  • April 30, 2023

See all Current and Archived Global News Here.

Global News & Communication 

Social Media Workgroup

As an international umbrella organization, communication and information sharing between our members is a priority.
It is also important to our field of health information management that information circulates regularly, especially when great distances separate the members of an international organization like ours.