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Indian Health Service The Federal Health Program for American Indians and Alaska Natives


Health Information Management


Health Information Management (HIM)

Training/Meetings

Coding Training

Area HIM Consultants Meetings

    The Area HIM Consultants meet bi-annually to discuss HIM national issues, program initiatives, develop policy, and to provide guidance to I/T/U health information professionals in the field. The last meeting was held December 1-3, 2009 in Window Rock, Arizona.

Area HIM Conferences

    Some Areas provide an HIM Conference that provides guidance on HIM practices. This is usually attended by local HIM SU staff. Contact the appropriate Area HIM Consultant for further information.

HIM/BO Partnership Conference

    The IHS Health Information Management/Business Office (HIM/BO) Partnership Conference is typically held in April of each year. The conference provides operational training for I/T/U HIM/BO staff. HIM training offered at this annual conference typically include the following topics: Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act (HIPAA), Privacy Act, Freedom of Information Act, ICD-9/CPT & ICD-10 coding, Electronic Health Record for HIM, the Legal Health Record, Data Quality, Monitoring and Auditing, and training on various RPMS software applications.

    The 12th Annual 2010 HIM/BO Partnership Conference presentations and handouts.

Resource and Patient Management System (RPMS) Training

    Listed on the Resource and Patient Management System (RPMS) Training page are the current trainings offered for all IHS Areas.

    NOTE: RPMS training events are open only to individuals affiliated with Indian Health Service, Tribal, or Urban Indian health program facilities in the United States.

    RPMS Training



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