CHAPTER 23: Entrepreneurship

Marie Gardenier, MBA, RHIA, CHPS

Keith Olenik, MA, RHIA, CHP

Learning Objectives

After completing this chapter, the reader should be able to:

  • Understand concepts and trends in entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship within health information management (HIM).

  • Describe the principles and issues of general business ethics that apply to entrepreneurial relationships.

  • Describe current and future ethical dilemmas that may be faced by HIM entrepreneurs.


Entrepreneurship (taking advantage of market opportunities to develop a business) and intrapreneurship (applying the style of new business development within an established company) are growing trends among health information management (HIM) professionals. ...

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