Director, Information Governance, AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association)
Ann Meehan has over 30 years experience in healthcare. Ann has an extensive background in leadership and consulting across healthcare organizations including acute care, home health and hospice, and physician practices. She has led business critical initiatives for several large health care organizations, providing oversight and direction to multi-disciplinary teams across operations, revenue cycle, decision support, coding, clinical documentation improvement, decision support, quality, case management, and information governance. She paved the way to shared coding services and a market-driven HIM infrastructure at Ardent Health Services, where she also initiated and served as chair of the enterprise level Information Governance Committee. Currently, she is Director, Information Governance, for AHIMA’s IGAdvisors® specializing in information governance consulting and training solutions. Ann leads Information Governance Boot Camps and one-day IG Forums across the US and has written articles on information governance for many healthcare publications, including Compliance Today, VNAA’s Voice, and Healthcare Business News. She has a passion for ensuring that healthcare organizations’ have trustworthy data and information in support of quality patient care and critical business initiatives. Ann recently spoke at HIMSS17 on “Governing Healthcare Information for Payment Reform” in Orlando and at the Value-Based Care Summit in Chicago.