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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.

 

July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018
KHIMA Leadership Board

Doreen Koch - President/Delegate
Richard Ryan - President-Elect/Delegate
Becky Hageman - Past President/Delegate
Jo Pendergrass (Jurgensen) - Secretary/Treasurer
Todd Colglazier - 2nd year Director/Delegate
Sheli Shockley - 1st Year Director
Stephanie Costello - Delegate

KHIMA Committee Chairs

Dawson Ballard - Coding
Judy Bielby - Information Governance
Amber Epperson - Information Governance
Edith Clark - Communications & Marketing
Jennifer Manahan - Communications & Marketing
Becky Hageman - Nominating
Taryn Schraad - Programs
Brenda Olson - Programs
Reba Bayuk - Recognition
Ann Nowlin - Office Coordinator
Sally Othmer - KHA Liaison

 

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Please join us for a webinar hosted by the Kansas Hospital Association and the Kansas Medical Society on Thursday, Aug. 16 from 3:00 until 4:00 p.m. to hear from Aetna staff regarding their plans for contracting with providers, networks, credentialing, outreach, and other critical topics important to the successful implementation of their new health plan into KanCare.
For more information, contact Ronni Anderson at (785) 233-7436 or kanderson@khsc.org.
This seminar will be appropriate for any board member or hospital administrator, and will be offered six times for convenience, each seminar will cover the same material.Locations and Dates:Wichita - June 27Garden City - June 28Parsons - July 19Topeka - Aug. 17Salina - Oct. 17Colby - Oct. 18
For more information regarding this meeting, contact Dee Dee Dewell, Director, CAH Networks Outreach Services, Via Christi Health, Inc., at DeeDee.Dewell@ascension.org or (316) 858-4988.
For more information regarding this meeting, contact Steve Poage (spoage@kha-net.org) or Ronni Anderson (kanderson@khsc.org) at (785) 233-7436.