Join us for the 2013 HIM Educational Summit!
All current HealthPort customers are invited to attend
Dates: July 21– 24, 2013
Location: Wild Dunes Resort, Isle of Palms, SC
Special Keynote Speaker: Linda L. Kloss, MA, RHIA, FAHIMA, CAE
Throughout her distinguished career, Ms. Kloss has focused on effective governance, strategic change leadership, and advancement of health information management policies and practices with providers, technology and service companies, and governmental and non-profit organizations.
Ms. Kloss served as CEO of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) from 1995 to 2010, leading a period of unprecedented growth and expanded influence for this well-respected professional society of 60,000 health information management professionals worldwide. Linda was recognized for expanding the influence of AHIMA through extensive collaboration and an expanded role in setting standards and shaping national policy for health information reform. In 2007 Modern Healthcare named her as one of the top 25 Women in Healthcare in recognition of her leadership in forming the Certification Commission for Health IT. From 2002 – 2007 Kloss was named to Modern Healthcare’s list of the Top 100 people in Healthcare. Earlier in her career, Linda served in senior leadership roles for 20 years with companies at the leading edge of quality improvement and analytics. She consulted and spoke widely on use of data to improve care quality.
As principal for Kloss Strategic Advisors, Linda Kloss now consults, speaks and writes on information asset management, strategy and organization development, and change leadership. She works with businesses and provider organizations on information management strategy, health analytics and information governance. In 2011, Kloss was appointed by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to a 4-year term on the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics and co-chairs its Privacy, Confidentiality and Security Subcommittee. NCVHS advises the Secretary of Health and Human Services on national health information policy. She also serves a member of the Technical Expert Panel for a contract funded by the Office of the National Coordinator to examine the unintended consequences of the HITECH programs.
Linda holds a masters degree in organization development with a concentration on non profit change leadership, a baccalaureate degree in health information management and she was awarded an honorary doctoral degree from the College of St. Scholastica Duluth, Minnesota in recognition of her leadership to her profession and to the College. She is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) by the American Society of Association Executives and is certified by AHIMA as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), and has earned fellowship status from AHIMA. She is an active member of AHIMA and AMIA and holds membership in ACHE, HIMSS and ARMA International.