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The primary purpose of the Department of Health Information Management Services is to ensure timely and relevant medical information on patients treated at the Georgia Regents Medical Center is readily available upon request of the patient’s physician or other properly authorized person.

Patient-specific medical information may be stored and distributed in a variety of formats, including digital, paper, scanned images, voice, video, and microfilm. The department actively interacts with Health System leadership, clinical, financial, technological and legal departments to develop and improve automated and manual systems for the effective management, control, and dissemination of patient-specific and aggregate patient information.

Health Information Management Services is responsible for the maintenance and management of all original patient records for the Adult and Children's Hospitals, all ambulatory care clinics, and all emergency and ambulatory surgery care areas.

Training future Health Information Managers is a vital part of our mission. The HIMS Director and Assistant Director serve as clinical/adjunct faculty in the College of Allied Health Sciences for the Health Management and Informatics Department providing practical work-place experience to junior and senior undergraduates and acting as preceptors for Master of Public Health Interns.

Melissa H. Jarriel, RHIA, CTR, CHP
Director, Health Information Management Services
Georgia Regents Medical Center