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PrintWelcome to the Gulf Coast Health Information Management Associations website.

As one of the Florida Regional Associations (Region IV), GCHIMA is a non-profit organization whose membership consists of health information management professionals employed in hospitals and other healthcare settings throughout Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Citrus, Dixie, Levy, Hernando, Marion, Sumter, and Polk Counties.

Our membership relies on this website to keep them informed of regional activities and meeting in and around the west coast of Florida.

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Mission Statement

The Gulf Coast Health Information Management Association is one of the Regional Associations in the state of Florida, referred to as Region IV, or GCHIMA. GCHIMA encompasses Citrus, Dixie, Hillsborough, Levy, Hernando, Marion, Pasco, Pinellas, Sumter, and Polk Counties and is comprised of over 250 members who are responsible for ensuring high quality and efficiency in health care.
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GCHIMA Mission

I. To encourage the highest attainable levels of professional competence in those who manage health records and health information systems.

II. To be a liaison to the state’s authoritative body in health records and health information systems and to be an advocate for the professional in governmental, academic, social or business issues that affect the management of health records or health information systems.

III. To promote the professional standing of those who manage health records and health information systems.

IV. To promote a structure that will ensure comprehensive communications between the Gulf Coast Health Information Management Association and the Florida Health Information Management Association regarding issues of mutual concern.

V. To contribute within the scope of the profession to the quality and efficiency in health care.