AHDI, CDIA Announce New CEO
The Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI) and the Clinical Documentation Industry Association (CDIA), representative organizations for the clinical documentation and transcription service sector, announced yesterday that Nancy Brighindi, PhD, MBA, CAE, has been appointed chief executive officer (CEO) for both associations.
"With this sector in such a significant state of transition, having the right executive leadership for our organizations is mission-critical," states Barb Marques, CMT, AHDI-F, 2011 AHDI president. "Positioning our members and our workforce candidates for relevance and success in the evolving clinical documentation space will require someone who understands the important role a professional association plays in impacting the trajectory of an industry. Dr. Brighindi brings a wealth of high-impact association management experience to our table. She has unique executive experience working with and for healthcare professionals in an association setting, and we look forward to her innovative thinking and strategic insight."
Dr. Brighindi will have some important early priorities to focus on, not the least of which will be membership development and professional advocacy, according to Noel Bambrough, 2011 CDIA chairman. "CDIA is eager to get to work with Dr. Brighindi to advance our advocacy efforts and to engage current and new members in those efforts as well as in the other important programs and initiatives the association is working on," says Bambrough. "Being the go-to source of networking, business development, and industry information for our members will continue to be a high priority for CDIA, and I know Dr. Brighindi is uniquely equipped to help us advance that goal."
Brighindi comes to the associations with extensive experience in association management, strategic planning, membership development and marketing, component relations, and professional advocacy and alliance-building. She has spent the last 11 years with the American Society of Addiction Medicine.
"I look forward to meeting and working with members, leaders and staff to capitalize on current successes and upcoming opportunities. Together we will implement membership development and engagement strategies, further promote the benefits of certification, identify new revenue streams, increase advocacy efforts, and strengthen and create partnerships to help us build a unified front that position AHDI and CDIA to advance the profession and sector," said Brighindi.
Dr. Brighindi will assume the role of CEO on June 20, and both associations are pleased to have her experience and expertise at such an important time for both the industry and the associations.