AHIMA CEO Wylecia Wiggs Harris Named One of Modern Healthcare’s Top Diversity Leaders
According to Modern Healthcare, “Honorees on this year’s list represent a cross section of the industry and have demonstrated a commitment to expanding and improving access to care, regardless of a patient’s race, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation. They’ve also served as mentors to advance diversity within the industry’s leadership ranks.” In addition to Dr. Harris, the awards recognize executives from the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals, Optum Pacific West, Northwell Health, the Biden Administration, American Medical Association, and more.
“I’m honored to be recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of their Top 25 Diversity Leaders,” Harris said. “I’m grateful Modern Healthcare is highlighting the importance of diversity in leadership. As a country and industry, we have come a long way, but more work remains as we strive for more diverse companies, organizations, and boardrooms.”
AHIMA President/Chair Katherine G. Lusk, MHSM, RHIA, FAHIMA, said she has been impressed by Dr. Harris’ leadership abilities.
“Wylecia is so deserving of this honor, and her commitment to health equity will always inspire me,” Lusk said. “Most importantly, Wylecia has skillfully positioned the organization for growth and innovation. Her leadership has been instrumental in transforming the profession and the association to ultimately have impact on the transformation of healthcare.”
###About The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) AHIMA is a global nonprofit association of health information (HI) professionals. AHIMA represents professionals who work with health data for more than one billion patient visits each year. AHIMA’s mission of empowering people to impact health drives our members and credentialed HI professionals to ensure that health information is accurate, complete, and available to patients and providers. Our leaders work at the intersection of healthcare, technology, and business, and are found in data integrity and information privacy job functions worldwide. www.AHIMA.org.
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