The Saudi Health Information Managements Association SHIMA promotes and advances the Health Information Management (HIM), and Health Informatics professions through advocacy, communications, education, and research. At SHIMA, we cover a broad range of topics related to HIM and Health Informatics professions such as clinical coding, clinical documentation improvements, analytics, Electronic Health Records, and consumer informatics.

The 2nd annual SHIMA conference Showcases the latest innovations in HIM, Health Informatics from experts both in Saudi, GCC and internationally. The conference brings together a diverse audience including clinicians and healthcare professionals, policymakers, researchers, and students.

The 2nd annual SHIMA conference provides an opportunity for the audience to learn about the latest updates in health information technologies and digital transformation, billing and reimbursements, career developments, and Clinical coding, and ICD-11.




National and international speakers to provide an update on the HIM, and HI topics from KSA, GCC, and worldwide.


Workshops and training.


Panel discussions.


Interactive sessions




Provide an overview of HIM and health informatics role during COVID-19 and Public Health Surveillance.


Update on the recent advancement, developments, and updates in HIM education, career developments, and research.


Explore the international experience and developments related to clinical coding and ICD-11 updates.


Disseminate knowledge on the latest advancement of HIM in billing and Revenue Cycle Management.


Learn how ICD-11 can improve healthcare outcomes as it has implications for research, analytics, local and global care delivery.


Targeted Audience


Health Information Management and Health Informatics professionals.


Physicians, nurses, and applied health care professionals interested in health data and systems.


Public Health Specialists, administrators, and policymakers.


Health economists and insurance.

Researchers and healthcare educators

Students in HIM, HI, and other healthcare specialties



The second annual Health Information Managements Association (SHIMA) Conference 2021

Strengthen health care system with health information

Welcome message 


On behalf of the Conference Scientific Committee, I would like to welcome you all to “The 2nd annual Health Information Management Association (SHIMA) Conference 2021” Our goal is to bring together a multi-disciplinary group of healthcare professionals interested in E-health, and value-based healthcare, and clinical coding.

The conference theme for this year will be Strengthen health care system with health information”. The first day of the conference will share insight into some of the recent E-health advancements, value-based healthcare, DRG, RCM, and professional developments in the field of health informatics and health information management. Our theme for the second day of the conference will be on ICD-11 in collaboration with the International Federation of Health Information Management Associations IFHIMA.

Once again, we welcome you to the 2nd annual SHIMA conference and we look forward to meeting you.


Abdulrahman Jabour. PhD

Chair of SHIMA scientific committee