International Federation of Health Information Management (IFHIMA)
Founded in 1968
Vicki Bennett CHIM, FAIDH, CHIA
IFHIMA President 2025-28
Unit Head, Metadata, Information Management and Classifications Unit (MIMCU)
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
The International Federation of Health Information Management Associations (IFHIMA) formerly known as IFHRO supports national associations and health record professionals to implement and improve health records and the systems, which support them. IFHIMA was established in 1968 as a forum to bring together national organizations committed to improvement in the use of health records in their countries. The founding organizations recognized the need for an international organization to serve as a forum for the exchange of information relating to health records, health information management and information technology.
IFHIMA represents and advances the global Health Information Management (HIM) profession.
A healthy world enabled by quality health information.
Leadership – in quality health information management
Integrity – principled, honest and ethical
Mutual Respect – embrace diversity and treat all with dignity and respect
Collaboration – engage and maintain global partnerships
IFHIMA is a non-profit organization affiliated with the World Health Organization (WHO) as a non-governmental organization (NGO).