AHIMA is the leading voice of health information (HI), and its board of directors plays a key role in guiding the vision, mission, and strategic direction of the organization. Their experience and deep understanding of HI helps AHIMA lean into the future and forecast where healthcare will move next.
The board of directors holds and exercises all corporate authority and fiduciary duties of AHIMA except as otherwise provided by law, AHIMA's Articles of Incorporation, or these AHIMA Bylaws.
The Advocacy and Policy Council advises our leadership and Board of Directors on critical areas for AHIMA’s strategic engagement in advocacy and public policy that align with our mission and vision.
Health information is complex, nuanced, and ever-changing. The Council for Excellence in Education (CEE) was created to enhance the health information profession, plan for its future through education, and provide HI professionals with a way to get involved in the process.
The CEE advises AHIMA on education and workforce matters and their collective expertise strengthens the organization’s vision, mission, and strategies set by the AHIMA Board of Directors. The CEE also guides various AHIMA workgroups and the Professional Certificate Approval Program.
AHIMA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and philanthropic arm of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) dedicated to empowering people with health information literacy to achieve better health outcomes. Established in 1962, AHIMA Foundation programs, research, and projects continue to evolve ─ helping families make informed health decisions, guiding evidence-based healthcare system policies and practices, and educating and training aspiring and current health information professionals. Recognizing that health information is human information, AHIMA Foundation works extensively to convene interdisciplinary stakeholders to identify unmet public health and education needs. Learn more at www.ahimafoundation.org.
Learn more at www.ahimafoundation.org.
AHIMA is updating its approach to our international work with a regional advisory council model. The role of the AHIMA International Regional Advisory Councils is to help AHIMA expand the reach of its international brand and elevate its position within the healthcare ecosystem. The council advises the international work of AHIMA by helping advance the mission and vision of AHIMA, and by helping maintain a future focus orientation for the organization.
Regional Advisory Councils:
The CEO Advisory Council has the responsibility of advising AHIMA’s CEO. They also help advance the mission and vision of AHIMA by sharing knowledge and counsel on various business matters, providing credibility through their names and reputations, and by helping AHIMA maintain a focus on the future.
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Diversity and Inclusion Statement
The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Enterprise is committed to embracing the diversity of our staff, members, volunteers, and other stakeholders, and supports the need for equity and inclusiveness in our organization, our profession, and in advocating for improved healthcare that is broadly accessible and equitable to all individuals.
AHIMA’s mission is Empowering People to Impact Health®. To support this, AHIMA is committed to striving for equity for all patients and members. Equity for our patients means that everyone has access to healthcare without differences in access, treatments, or outcomes for certain populations. AHIMA is working across the healthcare landscape to educate, align, and advocate for purposeful and informed strategies that safeguard privacy, reduce cost, improve quality of care, and foster a patient-centered experience that is broadly accessible and equitable to the communities the health system serves.
At AHIMA a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace is one where all staff, members, volunteers, and other stakeholders feel valued and respected, whatever their gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, military/veteran status, sexual orientation or identity, education, or disability or on any other basis included in applicable state or federal laws.