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CHIMA and 3M to recognize team achievements

Important health record initiatives are being planned and deployed in hospitals and provinces across Canada every day. The purpose of the 3M HIM Team Quality Award, presented by CHIMA, is to bring the people behind those projects to the forefront to achieve national recognition.

Launched in 2009, with the inaugural winners announced at the Annual CHIMA Conference in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, the award program was received with enthusiasm by both participants and HIM professionals attending the event.

In 2010, CHIMA and 3M HIS, will continue to recognize team initiatives within the field of Health Information Management that have created a significant, sustained change within an organization.

The categories for eligible team projects include: Data Quality Initiatives; Chart Deficiency Management; Workflow Improvements; Transitions from Paper to Electronic Health Records; as well as others.

Both CHIMA and 3M HIS are proud to offer an award that puts the spotlight on HIM professionals whose hard work and dedication has a significant impact on the quality of health services provided in their local communities.

Interested HIM professionals can learn more about the submission process by visiting or by contacting Cathy Brooks at 519-438-6700 ext. 226.

Submission Deadline: March 1, 2010.

CHIMA represents more than 3,700 certified Health Information Management (HIMô) professionals from across Canada in addition to 1,300 affiliate, student and retired members. HIM professionals are employed in: hospitals; in the community health and extended care sectors; government; health and education institutions; the private sector including insurance and pharmaceutical companies; technology vendors; and consulting firms.

3M Health Information Systems
3M HIS provides hospitals with single-sign-on fully integrated EHR software solutions. From dictation and transcription to document distribution and management, 3M HIS solutions seamlessly support the transition from paper to electronic health records. Provincial level applications such as Clinical Risk Groupers, Master Patient Indexes and an exclusive Healthcare Data Dictionary round out a comprehensive portfolio of software solutions.

Posted November 12, 2009