Susan W. Carey, MHI, RHIT, PMP, FAHIMA, is the executive responsible for
health information management (HIM) at Norton Healthcare in Louisville, KY, and
an adjunct faculty member at the University of Cincinnati. Carey has over 25 years of
HIM experience and is passionate about the HIM profession and its professionals.
Carey served on the AHIMA board as a director from 2013 to 2015. She also served as
the KHIMA (Kentucky) board president from 2011 to 2012. Carey currently sits on the
AHIMA Privacy and Security Practice Council. She has served on the Council for Excellence in Education (CEE) workgroup, the CEE Nominating Committee, and the
State Advocacy Council. Carey is an accomplished speaker and author on the subjects of HIM operations, evolution, and transformation, as well as the use of project
and change management in healthcare settings.
Valerie J. Watzlaf, PhD, MPH, RHIA, FAHIMA, is an associate professor in the
department of health information management at the University of Pittsburgh in
Pittsburgh, PA. She has worked as a HIM practitioner and consulted in several healthcare organizations in HIM, long-term care, and epidemiology. Watzlaf has chaired
and served on multiple AHIMA committees and boards including the Board of Directors and the AHIMA Foundation, and served as CEE Chair. She has delivered over
100 presentations, authored over 50 publications, and is the recipient of numerous
awards and professional accolades including the AHIMA Research Triumph Award,
PHIMA’s (Pennsylvania) Distinguished Member Award, and the University of Pittsburgh’s SHRS Distinguished Alumnus Award.
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Susan W. Carey
MHI, RHIT, PMP, FAHIMA
Valerie J. Watzlaf
PhD, MPH, RHIA, FAHIMA
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