The Ohio Health Information Management Association (OHIMA) is Ohio's professional healthcare organization of 4000 credentialed specialists in the field of health information management (HIM). OHIMA is a non-profit, component state association affiliated* with the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and their 103,000 credentialed health information management professionals nationwide. OHIMA is committed to advancing the health information management profession through leadership in education, advocacy, membership engagement and lifelong learning.

Who HIM Professionals Are

A select group of trained professionals who specialize in managing patient health information and medical records, administering computer information systems, and coding the diagnosis and procedures for healthcare services provided to patients. Committed to the timely and accurate collection of health information and its maintenance, storage, retention, and disclosure, HIM professionals ensure such information is kept private, secure, and in accordance with federal and state laws.  To learn more about the HIM profession, watch this 2-minute video.

Where HIM Professionals Work

In diverse settings throughout the healthcare industry that span the continuum of care, including:

  • Hospitals
  • Ambulatory care facilities
  • Physician practices
  • Managed care organizations
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Home care providers
  • Behavioral health facilities
  • Consulting firms
  • Information systems vendors
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Colleges and universities
  • Government agencies
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Insurance providers
  • Accreditation organizations
  • Healthcare research organizations


*OHIMA is a component state association of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). OHIMA is an independent legal entity and not a partner or agent of AHIMA. AHIMA does not review or control, and is not responsible for, any obligation OHIMA may incur or any liability to which OHIMA may be subject.