Welcome to SDHIMA

Founded in 1947, the South Dakota Health Information Management Association is a component association (CA) of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

AHIMA is a global nonprofit association of health information (HI) professionals with more than 71,000 members and more than 100,000 credentials in the field. The AHIMA mission of empowering people to impact health drives our members and credentialed HI professionals to ensure that health information is accurate, complete, and available to patients and providers. Our leaders work at the intersection of healthcare, technology, and business and are found in data integrity and information privacy job functions worldwide.

The purpose of this association is to promote the art and science of health information management and to improve the quality of comprehensive health information service for the welfare of the public in the State of South Dakota.

SDHIMA is affiliated with the South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations, an association of hospitals, long term care facilities, and other healthcare professional groups. SDAHO, with offices in Sioux Falls, SD, provides clerical support and informational resources, as well as being actively involved in healthcare legislative and policy issues in South Dakota.

A Message from the 2022-2023 President
Barbara Kennedy, RHIT, CHA, CHPS

Interested in Becoming a Member?

To become a member of SDHIMA, you must join the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and select South Dakota as your Component Association (CA).

AHIMA Advocacy Summit

March 20-21, 2023

Barbara Kennedy, RHIT, CHA, CHPS
2022-2023 SDHIMA President

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