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, www.khima.com and www.ahima.org, 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 www.khima.com or contact: Ann Nowlin, KHIMA office coordinator, at (785) 221-3146. Sally Othmer also is available for questions at (785) 233-7436.
Jennifer Manahan - President
Julie Hatesohl - Past President
Becky Hageman - President Elect
Sheli Shockley - Treasurer/Secretary
Stephanie Costello - 2nd Year Director
Peggy Marlar - 1st Year Director
Bill Horton - Delegate
Jaimie Richling - Communication
Matthew Gray - Information Governance
Jo Pendergrass (Jurgensen) - Marketing
Edith Clark - Marketing
Julie Hatesohl - Nominating
Taryn Schraad - Programs
Brenda Olson - Programs
Doreen Koch - Recognition
Ann Nowlin - Office Coordinator
Sally Othmer - KHA Liaison
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