Saudi Arabian Health Information Management Associates (SHIMA) is a not for profit entity established to further the cause of health information management in Saudi Arabia and the region. The concept of establishing SHIMA has reference to the medical records development strategic plan, approved by the Minister of Health, detailed in proposal No. 26/22/69024 dated 15/7/1431H submitted to His Excellency by Deputy Health Minister of Health for Planning and Development.



To be a professional body that excels in healthcare regionally and internationally by raising the applications and standards related to medical coding and health information management. And to be an accredited source of education, researches, and accreditation.



To contribute in developing the quality of healthcare by raising the standards of medical coding and health information management and its applications to make it more realistic and to ensure the future of healthcare in Saudi Arabia.



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