Welcome to SCHIMA!

The South Carolina Health Information Management Association (SCHIMA) is the official component association (CA) of our national organization, the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). SCHIMA proudly represents approximately 1,600 professional members across our state working in HIM, data analytics, medical coding, revenue cycle management, compliance, education, privacy and security, information technology and various other specialties.

The mission of the South Carolina Health Information Management Association is to lead and educate the community in health informatics and information management to promote the quality and integrity of health information in South Carolina.

To join SCHIMA and stay up to date on state and regional updates, you must be a member of AHIMA and designate South Carolina as your state association. Click here to Learn More about AHIMA membership if you wish to join as a new member! If you are a current SCHIMA member Click Here to verify your AHIMA profile is up to date with your latest contact information and verify you are a SCHIMA member.

Petition Regarding New CCHIIM Requirements

Several Component Associations have developed a petition to allow our members to oppose the new CCHIIM requirement that 40% of continuing education credit must be obtained from AHIMA.

Credentialed HI professionals will have through March 31st to complete the petition. This deadline was chosen so that we would have ample time to have follow-up discussions with AHIMA and CCHIIM before the changes go into effect.

Click below to sign the petition or scan the QR code.

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How Do I Join SCHIMA?

To become a member of SCHIMA, you must join the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and select South Carolina as your Component Association (CA). There are no dues for SCHIMA — just pay your AHIMA dues.

SCHIMA Merit Scholarship Fund