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
Management Associations. South Florida Health Information
Management Association (SFHIMA) is an energetic organization
providing current and relevant educational sessions related to
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 systems.