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Sarah Branish, RHIA

Sarah Branish



Sarah Branish, RHIA, is the Director of Health Information Management at the Children’s Hospital of Colorado based in Aurora, Colorado. Sarah has over 25 years’ experience in all aspects of Health Information Management and Revenue Cycle in large urban and critical access hospitals as well as data management experience with the Colorado Hospital Association. Sarah's volunteer experience includes AHIMA: Co-chair Triumph Committee, 2022-current, Member Triumph Committee 2021-2022, EHR Structure & Governance Practice Council, 2021, HIE Practice Council, 2008, CHIMA: Delegate, 2022-current & 2011-2014, President 2014-2017 & 2006-2009, Co-chair Data Quality, 2004-2006, Nominating Committee 2004-2005

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Position Statement Question

AHIMA’s mission is empowering people to impact health®. What distinctive expertise and experience do you have to contribute to AHIMA’s mission?

In contributing to AHIMA's mission I would call upon my experience of many years of board leadership as well as strong operational leadership from directing multiple strategic initiatives. I have served my state HIM association (CO) as President twice and have strived to ensure our association was able to make agile decisions and was outcome focused. I have served as one of our state delegates for AHIMA for two terms, including the most recent, and am passionate about ensuring that AHIMA remains a relevant progressive organization. I am currently serving as Co-Chair of the AHIMA Triumph Committee and believe in the recognition of our innovative leaders. Throughout my career in health information and revenue cycle management, my focus has always been outcomes. I understand how HI impacts people in our hospitals, clinics, and communities. I continuously seek to elevate our profession as the center of technology, people, and process and work to ensure that HIM is at the table of every important initiative. Health information is vital to each step of the patient’s journey and our role as HI professionals is to ensure the integrity, privacy, access, quality, and timeliness of that information.

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