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Canada wins bid to host international HI congress

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,” added Alston.

“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