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Elected Positions

AHIMA elected positions are positions for which members apply, are vetted by the Nominating Committee, selected for the ballot, and then voted on by the association's Professional members. Each position has a term of office, which is usually three years.

Elected positions are leadership roles on the AHIMA Board of Directors, the Speaker-elect of the House of Delegates, the Commission on Certification for Health Informatics and Information Management (CCHIIM), and the Council for Excellence in Education (CEE). Applications for elected positions are due March 31. All required documents must be included. The election takes place in July, and the winners will take office on January 1.

The 2022 elected application is now closed.  Look for the 2022 ballot of candidates in late May.

The President/Chair leads the board of directors, which governs the association, sets strategy, budget, and maintains fiduciary oversight. The President/Chair serves as an ex-officio member of all volunteer groups.

The Directors serve as voting members of the Board of Directors (BoD) as well as voting members of the House of Delegates. The Board of Directors governs the association, sets strategy, budget, and guides fiduciary oversight. Members of the Board are also called upon to represent the association at meetings and to speak on behalf of AHIMA and the health information profession.

The Commission on Certification for Health Informatics and Information Management (CCHIIM) serves the public by establishing, implementing, and enforcing standards and procedures for certification and recertification of health informatics and information management (HIIM) professionals.

CCHIIM is looking for candidates who hold one of the following credentials: CDIP, CHDA, or CHP.

The Council for Excellence in Education (CEE) exists to improve and adapt the education strategy for HI and related professions, focused on future opportunities and challenges. It is responsible for fostering support and adoption of new initiatives and improvements to curriculum, credentials, academic programs, and resources. CEE focuses on the changing needs of the students and working professionals and consider innovative ways of providing world class education in health information.

The Speaker-elect supports the House of Delegates (HoD) and along with the Speaker, leads the House Leadership Team and serves on the Board of Directors as Speaker functioning as the primary liaison between the HoD and BoD. The HoD annually elects a Speaker-elect.

The elected officials will assume office on January 1 of each year. The AHIMA Nominating Committee places a high priority on diversity, seeking candidate diversity at the national level.

For more details on the elected positions, please refer to the Handbook on AHIMA Elected Positions.

Please note, individuals currently serving their CSA as an officer or in the House of Delegates or serving on national volunteer groups are required to resign from the position if elected.

Before applying, applicants should assess the level of their leadership skills and abilities with the AHIMA Volunteer Leadership Competencies Self-Assessment tool (printable self-scoring PDF version). Also, all applicants submitting a nomination for the Board should review the 2023 AHIMA Board of Directors Competencies and determine their qualifications. Applicants submitting a nomination for CEE and CCHIIM should review: the 2023 CCHIIM Competencies and the 2023 CEE Competencies determine their qualifications.

For additional information on AHIMA’s elected positions and how to apply, contact profession.governance@ahima.org.

Diversity and Inclusion Statement

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Enterprise is committed to embracing the diversity of our staff, members, volunteers, and other stakeholders, and supports the need for equity and inclusiveness in our organization, our profession, and in advocating for improved healthcare that is broadly accessible and equitable to all individuals.

AHIMA’s mission is Empowering People to Impact Health. To support this, AHIMA is committed to striving for equity for all patients and members. Equity for our patients means that everyone has access to healthcare without differences in access, treatments, or outcomes for certain populations. AHIMA is working across the healthcare landscape to educate, align, and advocate for purposeful and informed strategies that safeguard privacy, reduce cost, improve quality of care, and foster a patient-centered experience that is broadly accessible and equitable to the communities the health system serves.

At AHIMA a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace is one where all staff, members, volunteers, and other stakeholders feel valued and respected, whatever their gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, military/veteran status, sexual orientation or identity, education, or disability or on any other basis included in applicable state or federal laws.

 

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