About Us

Our Mission:

Our mission is to lead the health informatics and information management community, to advance professional practice and standards in Minnesota, be committed to the development, connectivity and involvement of its members, and empower people to impact health.

Our Vision:

The Minnesota Health Information Management Association (MNHIMA), together with AHIMA, will set the standard and be the recognized leader in health information management practices, technology, education, research and advocacy.

Our History:

The Minnesota Health Information Management Association (MNHIMA) is Minnesota’s health information management association representing over 3300 professionals. We were originally established on June 20, 1935 in Duluth, Minnesota as the State Record Librarians Association. Our name was later changed to the Minnesota Medical Record Association, when we incorporated as a 501 (c)(6) not-for-profit corporation on March 10, 1976. Our name was officially changed to the Minnesota Health Information Management Association on Jan 1, 1992. We are a component association affiliated with the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

Membership in MNHIMA:

Membership in MNHIMA has no separate state dues. Members of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) who select Minnesota as their state association are automatically a member of MNHIMA. You get two professional memberships for the price of one! Plus, as a member of MNHIMA, you’ll get reduced pricing on Annual Meeting registration fees, our Legal Manual, and other members-only opportunities. And, as an active member of AHIMA, you have the right to vote and to hold office in MNHIMA. In order to be a member of MNHIMA, you must be/remain a member in good standing with AHIMA. To join the Minnesota Health Information Management Association, visit the AHIMA Membership Page.

For further questions about membership, you may also contact our Executive Director at ExecutiveDirector@mnhima.org.

Board of Directors:

The MNHIMA Board of Directors is a group of elected officers (with the exception of the Executive Director) whose primary duty is to oversee MNHIMA. This includes, but is not limited to, the strategic planning process, establishing governance and operational policies, advocating the mission and vision of MNHIMA, and to develop programs that are responsive to the needs of the members of MNHIMA.