AHIMA elects new 2017 president


AHIMA elects new 2017 president


Members of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) have elected Ann Chenoweth as president/chair of the 2017 board of directors. Her one-year term began on January 1.

In her role, Chenoweth will work with the board and CEO Lynne Thomas Gordon to provide strategic direction to AHIMA, the non-profit association for health information management (HIM) professionals who are responsible for protecting the accuracy of patient health information as well as safeguarding and preserving its privacy. The association represents more than 103,000 professionals.

Chenoweth has a strong background in health information management, business management, and association leadership. Chenoweth joined 3M Health Information Systems in 2001 and has held numerous positions including Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, product line marketing manager for coding and reimbursement solutions, and business manager for the medical necessity and compliance business.

Currently, Chenoweth is senior director of industry relations. In this role, she creates and builds relationships with leading healthcare associations and industry executives. She focuses on developing high-value partnerships that will benefit the healthcare industry and 3M customers.

She also served as a director on AHIMA’s board from 2012 to 2014 where she was chair of both the audit committee and finance committee and held the position of AHIMA treasurer. Chenoweth has been active at the national and state level, recently completing her term as chair of AHIMA’s Grace Award Committee.

“AHIMA’s strategy is designed to embrace the opportunities presented by change and transformation," said AHIMA CEO Thomas Gordon. “In this process, AHIMA members have great partners in inspired and dedicated volunteers such as Ann Chenoweth and this year’s Board of Directors.

“In an era of change, professional associations like AHIMA play a crucial role in helping their members and organizations adapt,” Chenoweth said. “I am committed to serving our members and supporting and strengthening AHIMA's strategic plan so we can continue to evolve and build on our successes.”

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