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AHIMA introduces the new AHIMA Mission and Vision Statements (4/3/19)

AHIMA's Mission:
Empowering people to impact health

AHIMA's Vision:
A world where trusted information transforms health and healthcare by connecting people, systems, and ideas.

The trusted information in your hands connects our healthcare system and can transform it for the better.

We hope you'll see the importance of your work reflected in the new mission and vision and will share your own stories of where you fit into it. And we hope you will join us in transforming the profession.”

The AHIMA Code of Ethics serves six purposes:

  • Promotes high standards of HIM practice.
  • Summarizes broad ethical principles that reflect the profession's core values.
  • Establishes a set of ethical principles to be used to guide decision-making and actions.
  • Establishes a framework for professional behavior and responsibilities when professional obligations conflict or ethical uncertainties arise.
  • Provides ethical principles by which the general public can hold the HIM professional accountable.
  • Mentor practitioners new to the field to HIM's mission, values, and ethical principles.

The code includes principles that are enforceable and aspirational. The extent to which each principle is enforceable is a matter of professional judgment to be exercised by those responsible for reviewing alleged violations of ethical principles.  (Source AHIMA:  2024)

AHIMA Home page is located at and contains many resources for the professional HIM.

AHIMA: American Health Information Management Association  

(If you are not a resident of one of the states above, check the Component State Associations page on the AHIMA website for the link to your state.)

Looking for a HIM or HIT job? Try the AHIMA Job Board!

Students will find this link to AHIMA Careers extremely helpful  It contains student and new HIM graduates resources, including the AHIMA Career Map, an interactive tool to review career paths and Job Boards.

Student membership to AHIMA provides students with access to the AHIMA HIM Body of Knowledge database, which contains:

  • professional articles
  • magazine articles
  • scholarly journal articles
  • AHIMA briefs and papers

on health information, electronic health records, regulations, law, ethics, and other HIM/HIT topics.

Visit the Membership details page on the AIMA website and click on the Student Membership tab for more information.


Benefits of AHIMA Student Membership


Benefits Include:

CONTENT: Get constant and relevant industry content keeping you informed

  • Student Resource Page, designed to provide our student members with all the tools they need to succeed. AHIMA strives to empower students through a variety of resources as they complete their studies and enter the profession.

To learn more please visit the following link:

  • The Journal of AHIMA, our digital magazine that delivers best practices in health information and keeps readers current on emerging issues.
  • Toolkits, that provide practice guidance on critical topics in health information.
  • AHIMA’s member exclusive newsletters and SmartBriefs, for the latest industry news, policy updates, and best practices

COMMUNITY: Connect with a global community of HI professionals to share insights and network with

  • Engage with AHIMA, fellow HI professionals, and other content on Access, our members-only online community platform including a career mobility and emerging professional communities.
  • Get complimentary membership to your local component association (CA) and connect with HI professionals through networking, mentoring, volunteering and events.
  • AHIMA in-person events, including our annual conference.

CAREER: Career advancement resources designed to help you stand out, elevate your credibility, and allow you to excel

  • Use member exclusive discounts to obtain AHIMA’s career-enhancing credentials.
  • Find your next job or internship with early access to postings in our Career Assist Job Board. In addition, access career guidance resources such as resume reviews, career coaching, interview tips and priority listing in employer searches.
  • Brand Builder, a member-exclusive site that provides tools and tips to help you build your professional brand and create the powerful story of your value when interviewing or looking to take your career to the next level setting you part from the competition.

+SAVINGS: Get all the resources you need for your career journey in one trusted place and get substantial member discounts on all of it

  • Discounted exam, exam prep and recertification fees
  • Discounts on AHIMA publications, webinars, and related products to stay current on industry trends and advancements.
  • Special discounts on travel, entertainment, and insurance services through our Affinity Programs