Thursday, July 29, 2010

Care Communications, Inc. President Patty Thierry Sheridan Elected AHIMA President

Care Communications, Inc., a national health information management (HIM) consulting and staffing firm, today announced Patty Thierry Sheridan, MBA, RHIA, President, has been elected President-elect of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Sheridan will serve a three-year term, consisting of President-elect in 2011, President in 2012 and Past-president in 2013. Elections took place June 7-25, 2010.

“Performing volunteer work for AHIMA is a value I hold deeply. Serving as the AHIMA President will be a professionally rewarding experience, a chance to give back to the profession that has given so much to me and an opportunity to utilize my training, experience and background in a way that helps to advance the HIM profession,” said Sheridan. “I have spent more than the last decade of my career honing my HIM, business, leadership and change management skills. I am ready to step into these progressively more challenging volunteer leadership roles for the leading organization for HIM professionals.”

Sheridan assumes her role at a challenging time for the health care 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 health information management 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.

About Care Communications

Care Communications is a nationally recognized leader in Health Information Management (HIM) and has served the needs of leading health care organizations since 1976. Care Communications, a preferred HIM services provider for VHA Inc., offers health care organizations the industry’s most focused, effective and comprehensive suite of HIM services. From compliance, revenue enhancement and cost reduction to electronic health record (EHR) and ICD-10 transition consulting, research support, and change leadership, the nation’s most successful health care and research organizations turn to Care Communications for help with their most challenging HIM issues. For more information, visit

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