Welcome Message

Dear Colleagues and Friends,
On the behalf of the Scientific Committee, it is my honour to cordially invite you to the 6th Health Information Management Congress to be held in Abu Dhabi, UAE, from November 2nd – 3rd, 2016.    
We are very proud to once again give the region a platform for HIM discussions and learning with the support of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
The congress theme “HIM - The Heart of Healthcare" reflects the growing importance of Health Information Management (HIM) globally. The rapid technological progress in the health care sector brings many challenges to the HIM profession across the globe. However, many countries do not yet have an adequately trained HIM workforce. The congress program will present the most up-to-date Health Information Management practices, as well as addressing certain specific needs of Health Information Professionals from the UAE and the region.
Following the five previous successful conferences from 2010 to 2015, this year’s two-day intensive conference will allow health information managers, data analyses, administrators, policy makers, insurers, clinicians, coders and vendors a much-needed platform to present, share, learn and discuss the latest findings in health information management and utilization in order to integrate healthcare information management and technology for medical service solutions to ensure the highest level of patient care.
The annual HIM congress is bringing together healthcare colleagues from both far-field and from around the region. This is a demonstration of our commitment to collaboration, education, inform, and of course, to interact professionally. This event provides the best in learning and networking opportunities through enlightening educational sessions; an exhibit hall displaying the latest in HIM solutions, products, and technology; and an elite roster of expert speakers and thought leaders delivering thought-provoking talks. 
To make this a complete scientific experience, great care is being taken to design the plenary sessions and the topics, in consultation with a renowned faculty from the field of HIM, and the 6th HIM Congress promises to be an unforgettable event. International leaders and renowned speakers of the discipline will present the most recent advances in Health Information Management, and as in past conferences, this 6th Conference will provide a key networking and educational interface for colleagues from healthcare institutions, industry, universities, education programs and independent research organizations to come together to learn, to exchange experiences and to develop enduring friendships.
We look forward, again, to a memorable 6th HIM Conference.
See you in Abu Dhabi in November, 2016!
Michelea Peech RHIT, CCS, CCS-P
Chair, HIM Congress
Managing Director
True Codes Consultancy, Abu Dhabi, UAE