American Health Information Management Association

September 1, 2004

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American Health Information Management Association

Originally Published MX September/October 2004

SPECIAL REPORT: IT IN HEALTHCARE

When it comes to storing and retrieving medical information, the (AHIMA) can consider most other entities as the new guys on the block.

Back in 1928, before taking its current name, AHIMA was founded as an association of medical librarians with the goal of improving the professional handling of medical records. Today, the link to the medical record remains central to the organization and its 46,000 members. AHIMA still regards its mission as managing the information necessary to provide quality healthcare. As part of that mission, the organization pursues advocacy, education, training, and competency certification for those in the field—who are today termed health information managers.

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