At the AHIMA Foundation, we believe it is our responsibility to unlock the potential of health information for public benefit. We are passionate about empowering consumers and communities to actively engage in their everyday health and wellness, using trusted health information from traditional and emerging sources. We believe the power belongs in the hands of the consumer, and that consumers must be heard and empowered to drive their own health journey.

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Electronic Health Information for Health Equity

This free white paper, from AHIMA Foundation in sponsorship with Optum, explores the potential impact of personal health records on chronic disease management. Download it today!


Advocating for our own health or the health of our loved ones starts with being informed. Learn how AHIMA Foundation is levelling the playing field when it comes to helping people access, understand and use their online health information, so we can realize a brighter, healthier tomorrow. 


Health Literacy for Health Equity

Transforming the search for answers and the power of data 
into better health outcomes for all.  




Scholarship Program

The AHIMA Foundation Scholarship Program is closed for 2020. Learn more about our Veteran's, Merit, and Dissertation Support Scholarships and get prepared to submit your application for 2021. Hear from our previous scholarship recipients. 

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The AHIMA Foundation's HIRO Fund helps health information professionals affected by natural disasters. We recently expanded the scope of our efforts to support job loss due to COVID-19. Learn more and apply for assistance here. 

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If Patients Only Knew(1)
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If Patients Only Knew

Health information professionals talk about their ideas for involving patients in the identity management process. Educating patients on the health risks of misidentification might help them to feel less guarded about sharing additional identifiers when they receive care.

Perspectives in Health Information Management

Characteristics of Individuals Using a Patient Portal via Mobile Technology

This study explores characteristics of individuals using a patient portal in Ohio, with a particular focus on those who choose to access the portal via a mobile application.

Perspectives in Health Information Management

Paving the Way: A Cost and Outcome Evaluation Framework for the Transition from the 10th to the 11th Version of the International Classification of Disease

Countries worldwide, including Canada, need tools for informed decision-making on the adoption of ICD-11.