About Us

ArHIMA is a component state association of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). AHIMA is the premier association of health information management (HIM) professionals worldwide. Serving 52 affiliated component state associations and more than 103,000 health information professionals, it is recognized as the leading source of “HIM knowledge,” a respected authority for rigorous professional education and training.

The majority of ArHIMA members are credentialed/certified through AHIMA. There are five colleges/universities in Arkansas that offer formal education in HIM. For more information on those institutions, go to the Colleges and Universities.

To join ArHIMA, you must be a member of AHIMA and designate Arkansas as your state association.
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Lead the health informatics and information management community to advance professional practice and standards in Arkansas


Commit to excellence in the management of health information for the benefit of patients and providers.


Respect the opinions and diversity of our members and external contacts.

Advocate the importance of quality information to improve health care.

Deliver highly valued educational opportunities, services, and products.

Promote the public’s right to private and high-quality health information.

Embrace the code of ethical health information management practices.