AHIMA beginning search for new CEO

The board of directors for the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) has announced it’s launching a nationwide search for its next CEO, which has been filled by an interim leader since July.

Former CEO Lynne Thomas Gordon left the position on July 15, a change which was announced the following week. AHIMA has now formed a search committee which includes HIM leaders from the University of Pittsburgh, Advocate Health Care and the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, with the goal of selecting a new CEO by the end of the year.

“The Board is excited to work with a new CEO to write the next chapter in AHIMA’s distinguished 89 year history at a time when both the healthcare industry and the HIM profession are experiencing rapid transformation,” said Ann Chenoweth, MBA, president of the AHIMA board. “We are looking forward to starting the search to find a new visionary leader for this great association.”

The committee will “select a small number of well-qualified individuals for consideration,” with the final decision in the hands of the AHIMA board.

The job description will be made available on Oct. 9, during AHIMA’s annual conference. AHIMA said resumes and letters of interest from potential candidates should be sent to CES Partners.