John Richey, founding director of The University of Findlay’s online Master of Science in Health Informatics program, has earned the lifetime Fellow designation from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). AHIMA fellow designation is industry-wide recognition for significant and sustained contributions to the health information management (HIM) profession, excellence in HIM education and meritorious service.
Prior to coming to UF in 2010, Richey also founded the Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology program at Terra State Community College in Fremont, Ohio. Richey is a past president of the Ohio Health Information Management Association, as well as its distinguished member in 2000.
Richey adds, “I am very pleased and honored to have earned AHIMA’s Fellow designation. It reflects that my sense of advocacy for students is genuine, my commitment to advancement of the HIM profession is profound, and my pursuit of higher quality in academic content and educational services is relentless. AHIMA’s fellow designation will help elevate the status of the health informatics graduate program, the college and the university to national and international prominence. My pledge is to continue making lasting contributions to the HIM body of knowledge.”