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Who We Are

The Maryland Health Information Management Association (MdHIMA), formerly the Maryland Medical Records Association, is the professional healthcare organization of over 1,000 specialists in the field of health information management. MdHIMA was founded in 1930 and is a component state association of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

We are committed to excellence in the management of health information for the benefit of patients and providers. MdHIMA exists to serve its members, the health care industry, and the public by supporting activities and providing services which contribute to quality and efficiency within the healthcare system.


MdHIMA, in alliance with AHIMA, supports and promotes the HIM profession through professional development, education, technology, member engagement, and advocacy of patient privacy and confidentiality of health information.



MdHIMA serves the healthcare industry and public, by supporting and providing resources and services that contribute to producing the highest quality and efficiency within our healthcare system.

MdHIMA initiatives:


Improve Board communications with membership
Implement a strategy for embracing students


Evaluate compliance with CSA affiliation agreement
Review and revise MdHIMA bylaws


Standardize policies and procedures; revise Board
  policy and procedure manual
Create a volunteer pool to strengthen volunteer ranks


What We Do

Monitor current healthcare legislation and implement new legislation when needed
Publish guidelines for the legal disclosure of health information
Provide continuing education programs/workshops
Sponsor MdHIMA annual and quarterly meetings
Maintain a Job Bank, listing career opportunities and professionals seeking employment
Publish a Quarterly Newsletter promoting innovative individuals and ideas within MdHIMA, and communicating ongoing developments on the state, regional, and national levels
Represent Maryland by sending delegates to the annual meeting of AHIMA
Provide Liaison to health-related organizations, governmental agencies, and other healthcare disciplines
Provide speakers who address health information issues at schools, colleges, and other organizations
Maintain a registry of credentialed health information practitioners qualified to provide consulting services in a variety of healthcare settings, such as long-term care, drug/alcohol abuse programs, psychiatric care, ambulatory care, home health agencies, etc.


MdHIMA Serves

Patients by advocating confidentiality of their health information, and promoting comprehensive documentation of medical care they receive. Quality patient care is an important result of a well-documented health record. In an increasingly mobile society, MdHIMA members are key components in the rapid transmission of medical information needed for treatment.

Physicians, other healthcare professionals, and healthcare facilities by keeping them abreast of the latest developments in information management systems and data reporting requirements. Health information management professionals also provide the data necessary for clinical decision making and planning for patient care.

Researchers, government agencies, insurance companies, and employers by providing data and access to our expertise.



The health information management profession is valuable in many different settings:

Acute Healthcare Information Technology
Ambulatory Care Insurance Companies
Behavioral Health Facilities Law Firms
Bio-Tech Long Term Care
Clinical Registries:  Cancer, Trauma, Cardiac Physician Offices
Consulting Firms Professional Review Organizations
Correctional Facilities Quality Assessments
Dental Offices Rehabilitation
Educational Programs Sales/Marketing
Government Agencies Utilization Management
HMOs Veterinary Medicine