Strategic Direction

Evolve and Advance the HIM® Profession  

Click here to view the 2015-2018 CHIMA Strategic Plan

 

CHIMA Vision, Mission and Values

Vision

Advancing the health care system as the change leader
in health information management.

Mission

CHIMA is the national organization that represents leadership
and excellence in health information management. 



As a national association, we:

-support continuing education and professional practice of HIM professionals

-develop strategic partnerships to advance the development and integration of electronic HIM

-advocate for and strengthen the HIM role in health care settings across the continuum of care



As a federally chartered college, we:

-are the single source of credentialed Health Information Management Professionals

-partner with educational institutions, our members, industry, and employers to develop the competencies, skills and knowledge for the HIM profession

-provide essential research and expertise in health information standards and best practice



As a profession, we:

-contribute to client care, outcomes and safety through the provision of accurate, complete, timely and accessible health information

-support the Canadian public by advocating for and monitoring the privacy, security and confidentiality of personal health information 



Values

  • Learning
  • Leadership
  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Collaboration



Four Domains of Practice

  • Electronic Health Information Management (e-HIM®)
  • Data Quality
  • Privacy
  • Health Information Management standards

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ABOUT CHIMA

The Canadian Health Information Management Association (CHIMA) represents approximately 5,000 Health Information Management (HIM®) professionals across Canada and is the certifying body and national association that represents leadership and excellence in health information management. CHIMA supports continuing education and professional practice of HIM professionals, develops strategic partnerships to advance the development and integration of electronic HIM, and advocates for and strengthens the HIM role in health care settings across the continuum of care.

The Canadian Health Information Management Association (CHIMA) defines Health Information Management (HIM®) as the discipline that focuses on health care data and the management of health care information, regardless of the medium and format.

For more information regarding the history of CHIMA click here.



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