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.
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
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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