from the President...
is an exciting time to be a Health Information Management
professional with the many changes that are upon us now and in
the near future. Therefore, it is just as important to be a
member of the national, state, and regional Health Information
South Florida Health Information Management Association (SFHIMA)
is an energetic organization providing current and relevant
educational sessions related to your career. Our profession is
always under constant scrutiny in relation to what is a Health
Information Management (HIM) Professional and what knowledge do
we provide to an organization.
Most organizations underestimate our abilities
and expertise; but we are healthcare organizations’ heart for
data analysis, information retrieval and reporting,
reimbursements, compliance, finance, credentialing, and legal
issues, just to name a few. HIM professionals can function in
an array of job venues that may be unexpected and unique to some
of us; but necessary for our ever changing healthcare and legal
As I begin this year as your president, it is my intent to unite
the HIM communities of Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe counties
to work towards promoting the numerous benefits of Health
Information Management across all sectors of healthcare. I hope
that you find a way to get involved and use SFHIMA as a resource
and guide in your professional life.