Ann Chenoweth, senior director of industry relations for 3M Health Information Systems, has been elected the 2017 president and chair of the board of directors for the American Health Information Management Association.

In that role, Chenoweth will work with AHIMA’s board and CEO Lynne Thomas Gordon to provide strategic direction to the association, which represents more than 103,000 HIM professionals. The position has a one-year term and began on January 1.

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According to AHIMA, Chenoweth is an accomplished leader with a strong background in health information management, business management and association leadership. She 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.

In addition, Chenoweth, an RHIA and AHIMA Fellow, served as a director on AHIMA’s board from 2012 to 2014, during which time she was chair of both the audit committee and finance committee and held the position of AHIMA treasurer. A health information management graduate of Indiana University, who also holds an MBA from DePaul University, Chenoweth is also a published author and frequent speaker at industry conferences on such topics as information governance, payment reform and leadership.

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“In an era of change, professional associations like AHIMA play a crucial role in helping their members and organizations adapt,” said Chenoweth. “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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