PHIMA Presidential Farewell

As I reflect on my year as PHIMA President wrapping up, I cannot believe how fast the time has gone.  It was an honor to serve as your President this year.  I learned so much during this year and appreciated the opportunity to help guide PHIMA through some bigger transitions.  The tasks for this year gave me the opportunity to meet more of you than I would have and understand the volunteer structure with AHIMA much more thoroughly.  I am thankful for the discussions we got to have and your feedback on how to represent you and shape the future of PHIMA.

This year’s theme was Leaning into Progress to highlight the continued transitions that we are all working towards in our personal, professional and volunteer roles.  The HIM Profession continues to focus on leaning into the advancements in healthcare and focusing on where we can provide the most impact.  We have also been open this year to changes with how education is offered and continue to look at ways to meet the membership where we are as we head into next year.  Our Annual Conference was focused on those topics that have us looking at what is on the horizon.  We also progressed in AHIMA Advocacy efforts and bringing more information to the membership on how to participate.

This year could not have been successful without the time and dedication from the Board of Directors, Committee Chairs and committee members.  I can’t say “Thank You” enough for your participation.

As we flow into next year, to Ignite our Evolution, you will be led by our Incoming President, Lauren Gess.  I am thrilled to pass the torch on to Lauren for her year ahead.  PHIMA is in great hands, and I look forward to supporting Lauren in her term.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve PHIMA.

Lauren Blough, MSHI, RHIA
2023-24 PHIMA President

2024 AHIMA Recertification Policy Updates

As was discussed during the PHIMA Annual Business Meeting and Town Hall, there are important changes to the AHIMA Recertification Policy.  AHIMA has prepared an FAQ document that outlines the updates.  Please review and if you have any questions, reach out at

Miss the Town Hall?  You can watch it below.