Convention Q&A: Good Leaders Forge Good Relationships

The key to being a leader, to helping achieve the goal of better healthcare at lower costs, is to foster good relationships. That was a finding of a recent study of leadership in HIM that will be discussed by co-presenters Patty Thierry Sheridan, MBA, RHIA, FAHIMA and Valerie J. M. Watzlaf, PhD, RHIA, FAHIMA at their session “HIM Leaders and the Practice of Leadership” on October 1 at 11:15 a.m. during AHIMA’s 86th Annual Convention and Exhibit.
This week, Sheridan shared some thoughts with Journal staff on what good leadership looks like.

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Leadership Skills Should Be an Extension of HIM Curriculum, Educator Stresses

Integrating leadership concepts into health information management (HIM) curriculum is as crucial to a student’s success as understanding basic industry principles. The most important thing an HIM educator can do is help students develop strength of character and integrity, a top educator said Wednesday, the final day of AHIMA’s Assembly on Education (AOE) conference.

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