VHIMA President’s Message April 2024

Greetings VHIMA Family!

A joyful Health Information Professionals (HIP) Week & Year to each of you! Yes, this is not only our Week but also our Year! I hope you have had a wonderful first quarter of 2024 and look forward to the future as the best is on the horizon! We not only have a responsibility to the provider and the patient, but we also have a responsibility to each other and together, we thrive! As the sun is the center of the solar system, I believe “Health Information Management (HIM)” is the nucleus of the health system. Enjoy our week and our year as it is yours!

Our VHIMA Board has been diligently working on various projects as outlined in the 2023 – 2024 Strategic Plan by clicking here.

If you have not signed up to attend our 2024 Conference, Wednesday, May 15th – Thursday, May 16th, I encourage you to take advantage of this awesome opportunity to stretch, learn, network, and fellowship! Our theme: “It’s A Whole New World” is set to be a blooming success! Thank you to those who have already registered! If you have not registered yet, consider making a commitment to yourself to attend, after all, this Conference is for you! Don’t miss out on the vast knowledge of our speakers and the wealth they will share, not to minimize the fun we will have sprinkled throughout with the silent auction, conference prizes, jazz band, and comedian. This in-person fully packed Conference, with 14.0 CEUs, will enlighten and catapult our onward journey! The discounted Conference hotel room rate ends on Tuesday, April 23rd and registration ends approximately three (3) weeks from today, Wednesday, May 8th. For registration and more information, please click here.

If you are interested in volunteering for any of our Committees or if you have any questions, please let us know via the VHIMA Website by clicking here.

Thank You, VHIMA Family, for all your ongoing support and involvement! I look forward to continuously working with you as we engage and grow our Association and profession! See you in Richmond next month! Thank you for being a blessing to VHIMA!

Arnita Snead Brooks, D.Min., MA., RHIA
VHIMA President, 2023-2024