About Us

UHIMA is a component state association of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). AHIMA is the premier association of health information management (HIM) professionals worldwide. Serving 52 affiliated component state associations and more than 103,000 health information professionals, it is recognized as the leading source of “HIM knowledge,” a respected authority for rigorous professional education and training.

Established in the 1950s as a non-profit association, Utah Health Information Management Association (UHIMA) is an affiliate of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).  UHIMA serves as a forum to share and obtain knowledge to its members and other healthcare professionals for communicating state and national issues.

The UHIMA governing documents include the Mission Statement, Bylaws and a comprehensive set of policies and procedures that promote the art and science of health information management and improve the quality of comprehensive health services for the welfare of the public.

UHIMA members commit to excellence in health information management. HIM professionals collect, analyze and manage information driving the health care industry. They advocate patients’ rights to privacy, confidentiality, and security of their health information. UHIMA strives to keep HIM and other healthcare professionals abreast with the latest developments in health information systems, regulatory updates, and practice issues.

Mission Statement

As the Utah membership organization of health information management professionals, the UHIMA fosters the professional development of its members through education, certification, and life long learning to promote quality health information for the benefit of the public, health care consumers, providers and other users of healthcare data.

To be the State’s authoritative body on health records and health information systems and to be an advocate for the profession on government, academic, social or business issues that affect the management of health records or health information systems.

Values:

  • Respects all members whom we serve and all individuals with whom we work and collaborate.
  • Delivers high quality services and products.
  • Promotes the public’s right to private and high quality health information.
  • Embraces a code of ethical health information management practice.
  • Advances the importance of health information to improve health care.