President’s Message

I am so happy to have the honor of serving as the President of NHHIMA.  A few weeks ago, I went to the AHIMA Leadership Symposium in Chicago.  There we learned of some of the strategic plans for the national association.  They have renewed the association Mission and Vision.

  • 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.

This shift is part of the overall strategic plan to bring HIM as a profession to a state of renewal. 

Wylecia Wiggs Harris, AHIMA CEO and Val Watzlaf, AHIMA President conducted a conversational discussion on the future of HIM and their commitment to AHIMA and all of the members.  It was quite powerful and we have suggested that a similar conversation be recorded and distributed to the members on the website and social media.  In addition, there was a guest speaker, Jan Bazow who spoke on Transformational Leadership. 

There were several presentations on CSA management and finances which were very helpful. 

The RHIA Proviso is still in effect until December 31, 2021 that will allow those with an RHIT and a bachelor’s degree to sit for the RHIA exam. 

On the home front, your 2019/2020 Board met on July 19 to develop a strategic plan for the year.  As part of this plan we will be creating NHHIMA pages on social media so follow us on Linked In, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  The more options we have for communicating the better.

Call for Volunteers:

We need folks to help on the following Committees:

  • Program and Education – contact Minela Avidic
  • Coding Roundtable – contact Angelique Sibulkin

We hope that you will get involved for the future of the HIM profession and to improve educational opportunities for our members in New Hampshire. 

Jeff Butler, MBA, RHIA
Director, HIMS
Concord Hospital