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Patty Thierry Sheridan Elected AHIMA President

Care Communications, Inc, a national HIM consulting and staffing firm, announced that Patty Thierry Sheridan, MBA, RHIA, president, has been elected president-elect of the AHIMA. Sheridan will serve a three-year term, consisting of president-elect in 2011, president in 2012 and past-president in 2013.

Sheridan assumes her role at a challenging time for the healthcare industry and a particularly opportune time for HIM professionals. Hospitals and health networks continue to navigate the new reality of electronic information management of health records, and specialized HIM professionals are uniquely suited to help.

Sheridan brings HIM and change leadership expertise to her new role at the AHIMA. She served Care Communications in several capacities including as vice president of operations and chief information officer before becoming president in 2004. Sheridan’s past tenure at the AHIMA includes a volunteer term on the organization’s board of directors (2007-2009) and past experience serving as chief operating officer in 1993, acting executive director in 1994, and vice president of professional development from 1995 to 1998.

Source: Care Communications