Mara L. Daiker, MS, CPHIMS, RHIA, SHIMSS is the Director, Professional Development for the Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS), a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information technology (IT). She is responsible for many of the aspects of professional development including career services and certification for health IT professionals for 70,000 individual members, 630 corporate members, and over 450 non-profit organizations.
Prior to her career with HIMSS, Ms. Daiker spent about 13 years in the industry. First, within the Health Information Management Department of an academic teaching center and Level I adult trauma center and then as an analyst and subsequently applications manager within the health IT department of an interdisciplinary system where she helped oversee applications across four hospitals and over 60 primary and specialty clinics. She was also an active volunteer and member of the Board of Directors for the HIMSS Wisconsin Dairyland Chapter.
Ms. Daiker is a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) and a Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS) with a Baccalaureate of Arts degree in Health Information Management from The College of St. Scholastica and a Master of Science degree from The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Health Care Informatics. She is also a Senior member of HIMSS (SHIMSS). She is an active member of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and its component state association, the Wisconsin Health Information Management Association (WHIMA).
Ms. Daiker lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her husband and two children.