The Chicago-based American Health Information Management Association, whose 50,000 members manage medical records, and the Bethesda, Md.-based American Medical Informatics Association, whose 5,000 members are leaders in the field of medical informatics, announced they will team up for lobbying and public policy pronouncements. By joining forces on certain issues, the two groups can gain organizational synergy, said AHIMA President and Chief Executive Officer Don Detmer, M.D. The two organizations also will work together on training and education, Detmer said. Linda Kloss, executive vice president and chief executive officer of AHIMA, said AHIMA will expand its office in Washington to accommodate joint meetings and give visiting AMIA officials and volunteers a place to meet and work. -- by Joseph Conn
Healthcare information groups join forces in lobbying
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