Wolter Appointed Chair of American Health Information Management Association's Fellowship Committee
Julie Wolter, M.A., RHIA, FAHIMA, interim director of and associate professor in the Health Sciences Program was named chair of the American Health Information Management Association's Fellowship Committee. The Fellowship program is a program of earned recognition for American Health Information Management Association members who made significant and sustained contributions to advancement of the health information management discipline through meritorious service, excellence in professional practice, excellence in HIM education and advancement of the profession through innovation and knowledge sharing. Wolter earned her fellowship status in 2008.
To become a fellow of AHIMA, one must be a regular, honorary or emeritus member of the organization, have a minimum of 10 years professional experience in the field, a master's degree and sustained and substantial professional achievement that demonstrates professional growth and use of innovative and creative solutions. Jody Smith, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Health Informatics and Information Management has previously been recognized as an AHIMA fellow. Saint Louis University alum, Rose Dunn, has also earned fellowship status.
The American Health Information Management Association is the premier association of health information management professionals worldwide. It was founded in 1928 to improve health record quality and is committed to advancing the HIM profession in an increasingly electronic and global environment through leadership in advocacy, education, certification and lifelong learning. AHIMA serves 52 affiliate component state associations and has more than 71,000 members.