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Susan Clark



Susan Clark, BS, RHIT, CHTS-IM, CHTS-PW, known as the “Health IT Rock Star,” Susan Clark advises HIEs and state health agencies on strategy, funding, and policy. Susan’s 25-year career has spanned from the clinic front desk to managed care, policy, quality, IT, and health information management. Susan has served in multiple volunteer positions, including as president of the Indiana Health Information Management Association, HIMSS Indiana chapter secretary, on the AHIMA Nominating Committee, and as the chair of the AHIMA Advocacy & Policy Council.

Hear from Susan Clark, BS, RHIT, CHTS-IM, CHTS-PW

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?

I have worked in healthcare for over 60% of my life in a variety of roles in a variety of settings, including hospital, ambulatory care, managed care, student health, technology, and government. Through those opportunities I have acquired expertise in clinical operations, system implementations & workflow design, quality payment programs, federal and state policy, information privacy & security, strategic planning, and governance. I have been a leader within the industry serving in volunteer roles such as president of the Indiana component association, Secretary of Indiana HIMSS and as Chair of the AHIMA Advocacy & Policy Council. As an HI advocate, I have been a leader in multiple advocacy events both federally and at the state level as well as contributing to the federal rule making process with agencies such as ONC, OCR, and CMS. I continue this thought leadership into my “day job” where I am depended upon to be an expert in health information policy and technology, creating strategies for state and federal government and health information exchange entities. As my company has had projects in all 50 states and the territories, I have had the distinct advantage of obtaining a national perspective of the healthcare environment as well as the unique issues with smaller jurisdictions. It is due to this work that I have graciously received recognition as an IHIMA Distinguished Member and Direct Trust’s Interoperability Hero. And I NEVER miss an opportunity to preach this mission via conferences, webinars, or as a guest in the classroom for national or local organizations across the country. Both in service to our HI associations and academic programs from multiple states but also to demonstrate our abilities external groups like Indiana Security & Privacy Network, Hospital Associations, American Diabetes Association, Healthcare Financial Management Association, HIMSS Chapters, Association for Health Quality, Civitas for Health, and Health IT Connect Summit.

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