About AHIMA World Congress

About AWC

AHIMA World Congress (AWC), the international arm of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), was formed in October 2016. AWC is dedicated to providing the gold standard in membership services, best practices, professional training and development, and certi­fications to AHIMA members and credential holders, AWC organizational members, and healthcare information professionals around the world.

AHIMA represents more than 103,000 healthcare information professionals in 66 countries and through AWC provides easy access to AHIMA’s high-quality products and services. AHIMA launched its first certification in 1932 and has certified more than 85,000 healthcare professionals in 44 countries.

AWC offers extensive custom classroom (locally available) and online training, education, certifications and exam preparation resources for physicians and health information professionals in the areas of clinical coding, clinical documentation improvement (CDI), data analytics, informatics, and information governance in many countries, including the UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Turkey, India, the Philippines, Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Germany and Spain.

In December 2016, AWC organized its first international chapter in the Philippines and, in March 2017, launched a chapter in the UAE. AWC is set to open more chapters in the near future. Link to the Chapter section

This October, AWC will host the first Middle East Healthcare Information Summit Abu Dhabi, UAE and will present its

AWC has pioneered and now offers a new AWC Organizational Membership to healthcare providers, service providers and nonprofit associations, educational institutions and government agencies.  Through organizational membership organizations/employers receive support, staff training, and AHIMA recognition in AHIMA’s Core Competencies: Medical Coding, CDI, Health Data Analytics, Health Informatics, and Health Privacy and Security.


AHIMA Launches Program to Expand International Presence

TOKYO – October 14, 2016 –The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) announced today at the International Federation of Health Information Management Associations International Congress that it will establish the AHIMA World Congress (AWC), which...

AHIMA World Congress Opens New Chapter in Philippines

The Commission on Certification for Health Informatics and Information Management (CCHIIM) is an AHIMA commission dedicated to assuring the competency of professionals practicing HIIM. CCHIIM serves the public by establishing, implementing, and enforcing standards and...