Ninety years ago, AHIMA’s founder, Grace Whiting Myers, was a catalyst for change. She began this association on the conviction that advancements in the collection and organization of health information (HI) will invariably help medical professionals improve public health.
Today, the responsible collection, protection, and analysis of HI allows practitioners to provide effective care, innovative economic engines to run, researchers to make life-saving discoveries, and individuals to maintain good health.
Due to Myers’ prescient vision, AHIMA’s annual HI award bears her name: The Grace Award. The Grace Award honors healthcare delivery organizations that demonstrate industry-leading approaches to health information by connecting people, systems, and ideas.