KHIMA - Kansas Health Information Management Association
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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, 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 office coordinator, at (785) 221-3146. Sally Othmer also is available for questions at (785) 233-7436.


Upcoming KHIMA Events

April 22-24, 2020 - KHIMA & MOHIMA Joint 2020 Annual Meeting
20/20 Vision: Looking to the Future of HIM
DoubleTree by Hilton, Overland Park, KS


July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021

KHIMA Leadership Board

Deloris Farthing - President/Delegate
Brenda Olson - President-Elect/Delegate
Taryn Schraad
- Past President/Delegate 
Stephanie Costello - Secretary/Treasurer
Donna Fletcher - 2nd Year Director/Delegate
Elizabeth Goetz - 1st Year Director
Jaime Richling - Delegate

KHIMA Committee Chairs

Sarah Hurla - Annual Meeting
Megan Mawhirter - Annual Meeting Co-Chair
Susan Lotz - Coding
Alicia Kellogg - Coding Co-Chair
Lorie Eyler - Succession Plan
Sumer Foster - Communications & Marketing Co-Chair
Alayne Haller - Education
Bonnie Folkerts - Education Co-Chair
Mary Jane Dowler - Information Integrity
Taryn Schraad - Nominating
Jennifer Smith - Recognition
Sumer Foster - State Advocacy Leader
Chrisy Savage - Student Representative Leader
Rosann Blackmore - Succession Plan
Diana Gaddis - Succession Plan

Ann Nowlin - Office Coordinator
Sally Othmer - KHA Liaison

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