SEPTEMBER 16, 2019
THE CONVENTION DAILY NEWSPAPER
the Future at
Roots in the
Members of the House of Delegates discuss thought leadership, professional development, and environmental scanning.
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House of Delegates Hails
‘House of Information’
Anne Zender, MA
HOW can AHIMA members help sup- port the organization’s new mission, vision, and strategy? During her address to the
House of Delegates on Sunday, AHIMA president
Valerie Watzlaf, PhD, MPH, RHIA, FAHIMA, offered
three ways to help.
“Let’s work together to make the House of Information stand firm.” Finally, delegates must “Commit.
Embrace our mission, embrace the vision, embrace
the strategy,” she added.
Delegates can understand how they bring value
and can contribute to the process.
“This house, the House of Delegates, needs to be as
strong as possible, and you need need to understand
how you contribute to the House of Information….
how you contribute to the profession, and most importantly, how you empower people to impact
health,” Watzlaf said.
AHIMA CEO Wylecia Wiggs Harris, PhD, CAE,
gave delegates an update on AHIMA’s transformation and newly created strategic plan. The strategic
plan is the association’s future map to making its new
mission and vision statements a reality. To do this,
she said, AHIMA members must commit as individuals and unite as a group around a common vision of
the future. Harris asked delegates to join her in executing AHIMA’s strategy and in “building the House
Second, delegates can move forward together in a
spirit of trust and constructive dialogue, she said.
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