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What areas of healthcare would benefit most from HIM leadership?

“Thought leadership and research in HIM needs HIM leadership.”

Valerie J.M. Watzlaf, PhD, RHIA, FAHIMA
Associate Professor
Department of Health Information Management, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
University of Pittsburgh

“HIM leadership is needed in compliance, IT security, patient access, and information governance and research.”

Gretchen Catlett, RHIA, CHPS, HCISPP
Regional Director, Compliance and Privacy
Baptist Health System

“Information and data governance. Not only do HIM professionals have the background and skillset to lead these programs, but there are many components within each that HIM could lead. We have the skills!”

Ann Meehan, RHIA
Independent Consultant

“I think HIM leadership is key in drilling down on SDOH and health equity issues. No one understands the details hidden in the data better than HIM professionals.”

Tim Keough, MPA, RHIA, FAHIMA
AHIMA Foundation Board

“All areas of healthcare could benefit from HIM leadership. As we move toward interoperability, the management of quality and integrity of that information is critical. Along with that, privacy and security is essential.”

Rita Bowen, MA, RHIA, CHPS, CHPC, SSGB
Vice President, Privacy, Compliance and HIM Policy
MRO

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