Health Information Management Coalition

If you would like to learn more about this group or have a question related to this topic, contact the chairperson listed below.

The purpose of the ACHA Health Information Management Coalition is:

  • To develop and implement ways to advance best practices and standards in college health in the areas of:
    • Clinical Documentation (EHR, Coding and Billing)
    • Informatics/Data Analysis
    • Regulatory Compliance (Privacy and Security, HITECH, HIPAA, FERPA, etc.)
    • Information and Data Governance
    • IT/Technology-related Infrastructure¬†
    • Project Management
  • To provide information and consultative resources in the areas above.

Please note: Any ACHA individual member (Regular, Student, Associate, or Emeritus) may join a coalition; however, only Regular Individual and Student Members may vote or hold office in a coalition.

Chair
Richard Darnell
Assistant Director, Student Health Services
Texas A & M University
rdarnell@shs.tamu.edu

Board Liaison
Susan Hochman, MPH
The University of Texas at Austin 
s.hochman@uhs.utexas.edu

Staff Liaison
Lisa Pitrone
lpitrone@acha.org

Coalitions provide a multi-disciplinary, topic-oriented organizational mechanism with broad geographic representation for continuing education; advocacy; knowledge; standards; and professional development. They enhance channels of communication among members with different professional backgrounds to address common issues in college health and expand membership participation opportunities in the association. Coalitions serve as an information and consultative resource for ACHA members and other communities of interest, and help create informational and educational resources, guidelines, and/or best practices. They are available to advise the Board of Directors on relevant policy issues and plan, solicit, or facilitate programming at ACHA and affiliate annual meetings.