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Welcome to NGHIMA

Welcome to the North Georgia Health Information Management Association (NGHIMA). NGHIMA is a non-profit organization whose membership consists of health information management professionals employed in hospitals and other healthcare settings throughout the North Georgia region.

NGHIMA is a regional component of the Georgia Health Information Management Association (GHIMA). NGHIMA is the largest of the three regions within GHIMA. Read more about NGHIMA.

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Education Corner

NEWAHIMA Statement: A More Just Society Through Healthcare Data

from President/Chair Ginna Evans and CEO Wylecia Wiggs Harris

Read the Statement that touches on racism being a public health issue and how social determinants of health (SDOH) is an opportunity to use data to infer not just the typical medical causality assigned to chronic conditions, but also to understand the factors that may be influencing them, without stigmatizing people.

AHIMA Members, Volunteers Share COVID-19 Best Practices

The post will be updated with best practices that have been shared with the Journal of AHIMA. If you have a story, best practice, or update, please send it to [email protected]

Currently, information can be found concerning the following areas (Click on the Title above to read more):

  • Coding
  • EHR
  • Operational Continuity
  • Privacy and Security
Read the exciting article By Mary Butler on The HIM View for 2020

Impact areas that will be the focus of 2020 are:

  • Integrity - Advancing the knowledgeable, contextual, secure, and appropriate creation and use of health data, leading industry conversations on innovative ways to ensure integrity
  • Connection - Facilitating optimal sharing of data between providers, consumers, health information networks, and health plans through technology-enabled, secure access to electronic health information
  • Access - Guiding the industry toward the most effective policies and practices to balance the ever-evolving need for appropriate access to protected health information with ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and security of protected health information

What's in the News

Congratulations to our nominees for the 2020-2021 NGHIMA Board of Directors

President Elect - Joyce Waters, MA, RHIA, CCS

Vice President - Heather Gee, RHIA, CCA

Secretary - Susan Westergard, RHIA, CCS, CPC

Treasurer - Dorothy Steed, CCS, CDIP, CPC-H, plus 17 others

Nominating Committee - Lisa Lacy, CCS; Stella Anyokwu, RHIA, CPC; Delori Lewis, RHIT, CCA


NGHIMA's Kamara V. Jenkins Scholarship Fund

NGHIMA is starting the NGHIMA Kamara V. Jenkins Scholarship Fund to honor the memory of Dr. Neisa Jenkins daughter, Kamara Jenkins. For those of you that don't know, Kamara was taken from Neisa and Charles at the age of 24. Initially, at least, any donations made to the scholarship fund will not be tax deductible. Your donation will honor both our beloved Past President, Dr. Neisa Jenkins, and her daughter, Kamara. Please go to the Kamara V. Jenkins Scholarship Fund donation form and donate whatever you can. Your donation will build on NGHIMA's standing commitment to award two $500 scholarships per year, and enable NGHIMA to provide scholarships to more than one student per year. And it goes to deserving HIM students attending a Georgia based HIM program, whether it be on the Associates, Bachelors, or Masters degree level. Thank you.


Alan Soskel, RHIA
Past President, NGHIMA
Member Chair, NGHIMA

Website and Newsletter Chair, NGHIMA