Patty Thierry Sheridan, RHIA, has been elected president-elect of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), based in Chicago. She is currently president of the Chicago-based Care Communications Inc., a national health information management (HIM) consulting and staffing firm. Sheridan will serve a three-year term, consisting of president-elect in 2011, president in 2012, and past-president in 2013. Elections took place in June.
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.