Kansas Health Information Management Association

The Kansas Health Information Management Association, founded in 1947, was organized for individuals working with patient information in health care related organizations. KHIMA is a component state association of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Health information managers play a major role in making our health care system work. They collect, maintain and analyze the data health care providers rely on to deliver quality health care. They are experts in managing health information and medical records, administering computer information systems and coding the diagnoses and procedures for health care services provided to patients. The resulting data is vital to patient care, reimbursement, research, planning, accreditation, continuous quality improvement and liability protection.  

KHIMA offers educational opportunities at its annual spring and fall workshops and provides other specialty training throughout the year. KHIMA, along with AHIMA, have ongoing member communication via their Web sites, and, and online news briefings. KHIMA is actively involved in recruitment and retention activities for members and students and maintains liaison relationships with other health-related organizations and governmental agencies.

For membership information, go to the AHIMA website.  Once you are a member with AHIMA, you automatically become a member with KHIMA.

Currently, KHIMA has more than 900 members. To learn more about KHIMA, go to their Web site at or contact: Ann Nowlin, KHIMA administrative coordinator, at (785) 825-7340. Sally Perkins also is available for questions at (785) 233-7436.


July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015
KHIMA Leadership Board

Julie Hatesohl - President
Claudia Ellerman - Past President
Jennifer Manahan - President-Elect
Kathy Tucker - Treasurer/Secretary
Jaime Richling - 2nd Year Director
Stephanie Costello - 1st Year Director
Janae Ryan - Delegate

KHIMA Committee Chairs

Bill Horton - Communication
Rebecka Tolley - Information Governance
Sandy Pearson - Information Governance
Jo Jurgensen - Marketing
Claudia Ellerman - Nominating
Dawn Lee - Programs
Melissa Haag - Programs
Edith Clark - Recognition
Ann Nowlin - Administrative Coordinator
Sally Perkins - KHA Liason


Related Links and Downloads

For more information on the KHA Board Retreat, contact Amy Fluke ( or Jennifer Findley ( at (785) 233-7436.
For more information on the KHSC Board Meeting, contact Steve Poage at (785) 233-7436 or
For more information or to register, contact Jan Fenwick at or (785) 233-7436.
Join us for a webinar from 2-3 p.m. on June 10, where the presenters will focus on healthy food education and food choices.
For more information regarding the KAMSS Educational Program, contact Jennifer Findley ( or Chrisy Madden ( at (785) 233-7436.