Lynne Thomas Gordon, RHIA, CAE,FACHE, FAHIMA
as CEO of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) from
2011-2017 and has more than 30 years of healthcare and association experience.
Prior to leading AHIMA,
Gordon was Associate Vice President of Operations and Director of Rush
Children’s Hospital. Her previous roles
include Administrator of Houston Medical Center; COO of Children’s Hospital of
Michigan; and Director of Operations at Shands AGH in Florida. Her healthcare executive experience is built
on over a decade of working in the health information management profession.
She has been nominated
several times by Modern Healthcare as 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare. She received the Becker’s Leadership Award
and was recognized by Becker’s as one of fifty Leaders in Health IT. She has received the Achievement Award and
Educator-Practitioner Award from AHIMA, the Distinguished Member Award from the
Georgia Health Information Management Association and named as one of eight
influential women in Health IT by FierceHealthIT. Most recently she was named by Health Data
Management as one of the Most Powerful Women in Health IT.
Gordon is a sought
after speaker on matters of health information management, information
governance and applied health informatics. She has been quoted in many publications including the New York Times,
CNBC, Politico, Modern Healthcare and the Wall Street Journal.
Gordon earned her B.S.
in Health Information Management from the Medical College of Georgia and subsequently
received their Presidential Alumni Award. She received her Executive MBA from Georgia State University. Board certified in healthcare management, and
a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, she served on the
ACHE Board and received Regent recognition as an Early Career Health Care
Executive. She is Board Certified in
Health Information Management and a Fellow in the American Health Information
Management Association. Her certification
in Association Management is from the American Society of Association