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OrHIMA Call for Nominations

Call for Nomination

The Oregon Health Information Management Association (OrHIMA) Nominating Committee wants you to suggest fellow members and/or yourself as possible candidates for the OrHIMA Executive Board positions for the next fiscal year July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020.


Nominations are open for the following positions:
  • President-Elect (3 year commitment)
  • Director - Advocacy (2 year term)
  • Director - Public Relations (2 year term)
  • Secretary - (1 year term)
President – Elect:

Serves for a term of three (3) years, continuing on as President, then Past President.

This is a one year position that assumes the President position in year two and Past-President in year three. As Past-President you will chair the finance committee and serve as head delegate to AHIMA. During all three years you will be a delegate to the AHIMA House of Delegates.
Director - Advocacy:
Leads OrHIMA to further its public policy agenda, as compatible with the goals of AHIMA, by advocating for issues of importance at state and local levels.  Leads/assists OrHIMA with:  policy/political awareness; executing national advocacy weeks; legislative and regulatory monitoring and analysis; development of testimony, letter and other materials; Hill Day planning and attend the AHIMA Advocacy Summit to meet with legislators/policy makers; alliance building;  legislative and regulatory tracking and be OrHIMA's key liaison with AHIMA on federal and state legislative/regulatory updates andgrassroots advocacy initiatives. Candidates running for this Board position should have an interest in legislative and advocacy matters, good communication skills. 
Director - Public Relations:
Leads OrHIMA efforts to promote our profession/HIM, national initiatives, and our state organization.  Leads OrHIMA efforts to publicly enhance the visibility of HIM both within and outside of OrHIMA.  This includes but is not limited to:


a.) attending student recruitment activities       

b.) promoting HIM Week (e.g. obtain Governors proclamation/radio ads/TV clips/press releases)

c.) promoting A/OrHIMA initiatives (e.g. myPHR) etc. in visible and effective ways, and in accordance with OrHIMAs strategic goals and objectives

d.) coordinating fund raising activities for OrHIMA

e.) getting OrHIMAs logo updated, according to required standards, when necessary

f.) researches and recommends to Board of Directors promotional items to be purchased by OrHIMA for public distribution at OrHIMA events

g.) promotes communication between health information management education programs and OrHIMA to support and promote recruitment activities

Candidates running for this Board position should have an interest in public service, marketing and initiative to promote the profession in creative ways so that HIM visibility is noticeably elevated; previous project manager and OrHIMA Volunteer experience is preferred.


Secretary serves for a term of one (1) year.

This is a one-year term and the primary responsibilities are to take minutes at the board meetings and the annual meeting at the OrHIMA state convention. This is a great place to start if you want to get more familiar with board activities and decide what position might be a good fit for you.
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