The first annual Latour/Eichenwald Forum on HIIM Leadership & Innovation was held Monday, June 4 and featured a reception honoring Kathy LaTour and Shirley Eichenwald-Maki, who both retired this year. The forum was created for one reason: to honor the pioneering spirit of LaTour and Eichenwald-Maki by hosting a keynote address from an individual who embodies the leadership qualities and innovative approach to HIM that has been demonstrated by these two professionals.
This year's address was from Linda Kloss, '68, former CEO of AHIMA and prominent industry leader.
The College is raising funds to establish an endowment to support the Forum. For more information regarding this effort please contact Margot Zelenz, Vice President for College Advancement at (218) 723-5980 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
More about Linda Kloss, '68
Linda Kloss graduated from St. Scholastica in 1968. She served as CEO of the American Health Information Management Association from 1995 to 2010, leading a period of unprecedented growth for a professional society of 60,000 health information management professionals worldwide. As principal for Kloss Strategic Advisors, she now speaks and writes on information asset management, strategy and organization development, and change leadership. In 2011 she was appointed to a four-year term on the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics, which advises the Secretary of Health and Human Services on national health information policy.