Health Information and Technology Week
Health information is a
vital resource to you and the doctors, nurses, and other
healthcare professionals who provide your treatment and care. It
is the role of Health Information Management (HIM) professionals
to ensure your health record is complete, accurate, and
available when needed most. During the first week of November,
we celebrate Health Information & Technology (HI&T) Week. This
annual event recognizes the work of those professionals who
manage patient health information. This year's theme is:
"Ensuring Health Information Integrity"
HIM professionals are
responsible for the collection, storage, coding, processing,
analysis, interpretation, application, privacy, and sharing of
information for a wide range of purposes in healthcare settings.
Today, HIM professionals are increasingly performing these tasks
using emerging technology and helping healthcare professionals
access the information they need to support clinical
decision-making, research financial management, and personal
HI&T Week is sponsored
by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
and the Canadian Health Information Management Association (CHIMA).
For more information about the HIM profession, visit the AHIMA
web site at