Welcome to SCHIMA!
The South Carolina Health Information Management Association (SCHIMA) is the official component state association (CSA) 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.
31st Annual HIP Week
AHIMA released the following statement regarding the 2020 Health Information Professionals (HIP) Week:
With many health information management (HIM) professionals focused on work involving COVID-19, AHIMA has made the difficult decision to postpone HIP Week, which was scheduled for March 22-28.
While we are postponing the celebration, we also want to take a moment for recognition. This pandemic highlights the importance of HIM professionals’ commitment to the importance of trusted information and dedication to the public’s health and healthcare. Health data is a vital element of healthcare, including efforts to curb the COVID-19 pandemic. The work of HIM professionals allows medical providers to focus on patient care. We recognize these vital contributions, even during this challenging period.
We will reschedule HIP Week and announce a date later in 2020 after we’ve come through this difficult period and can celebrate, together.