President’s Message

 

To My Fellow HIM Professionals,

I am honored to serve the Kentucky Health Information Management Association membership as the 2021-2022 President. I hope to continue the outstanding work of the previous President and Board of Directors.  During the pandemic, we have all faced changes and challenges in our professional and personal lives.  Many of us have transitioned to a remote workforce and virtual learning opportunities.  Through it all, we have persevered and should be proud of how we have handled the challenges.

The KHIMA board is focused on continuing to meet the needs of the membership.  In 2020 and 2021, after thorough consideration, the board felt that transitioning to a 100% virtual format would be the best approach for the health and safety of KHIMA members. The board is working on in-person opportunities for fall 2021 and summer 2022.  We are hopeful we can meet again in person soon. We thank you for your patience, support, and engagement and hope you will stay tuned for future announcements as plans develop.

I am committed, as KHIMA President, to work alongside our entire Board of Directors and Committee Chairs to define our strategic plan and goals.  My ask to the entire KHIMA membership is to: be involved, volunteer, provide feedback.  I want to hear from you; we all have unique perspectives, vital experience, and vast knowledge to share.  Let us celebrate our diversity.  Let us commit to ensuring we are supportive and welcoming to all members, including new members, students, and new graduates.

Let me close by saying I am excited to see what lies ahead for KHIMA.  I hope to meet more of you, virtually and in person, throughout the next year.  You may reach out to me directly at president@khima.org.

Respectfully,

Gretchen CatlettGretchen Catlett, RHIA, CHPS, HCISPP
KHIMA President (2021-2022)