Canada wins bid to host international
LONDON, Ont. –The Canadian Health
Information Management Association (CHIMA) has been awarded the 17th
International Federation of Health Record Organization (IFHRO) Congress,
set for September 7 to 11, 2013 in Montréal.
Canada’s successful bid was announced at the IFHRO conference currently
under way in Milan, Italy. The International Congress will attract
approximately 1,200 Health Information Management (HIM), Health
Informatics (HI) professionals, physicians, vendors and sponsors from
across Canada and the world.
“We are ecstatic with the news that the IFHRO Congress will be returning
to Canada in 2013,” said CHIMA Board Chair Val Alston. It will be over
20 years since the IFHRO held its Congress here. “We thank the members
of the IFHRO Congress for their confidence in Canada’s bid and look
forward to hosting health information management (HIM) organizations
from around the world.”
Executive staff, the Chair of the Board of Directors and representatives
from Montréal Tourism and The Palais de Congrès, presented CHIMA’s bid
to the General Assembly on Monday, November 15, 2010 in Milan, Italy.
“We want to extend our sincerest appreciation to Montréal Tourism and
The Palais de Congrès for their support throughout the bid process,”
“This was a team effort”, said Gail Crook, CEO & Registrar for CHIMA,
“but there is much work to be done between now and September 2013. The
Canadian team did an exceptional job, but we never took it for granted
that we’d win. Congratulations goes to the other candidate (China) who
participated in the 2013 Bid process.”
CHIMA represents a membership of more than 4,500 professionals in Health
Information Management (HIM) and is the only source of credentialed HIM
professionals in Canada.
Posted November 18, 2010