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Recognizing Health Information Professionals Week

Hospital news | Thursday, March 30, 2017

Health Information Management professionals at Crossing Rivers Health, seated from left: Kelli McKee, Transcriptionist; Stephanie Moser, Registered Health Information Technician; and Sue Gillitzer, Registered Health Information Technician. Standing: Lisa Woodman, Transcriptionist; Lynn Larson, Registered Health Information Technician; Cindy Jones, Receptionist; Sue Schultz, Director and Registered Health Information Administrator; and Kandi Gillitzer, Registered Health Information Technician.

Staff members in the Health Information Management Department at Crossing Rivers Health joined thousands of their colleagues across the nation to celebrate Health Information Professionals Week March 26–April 1.

Sue Schultz, Registered Health Information Administrator, has worked at Crossing Rivers Health for over 20 years and is the director of the department. She explains their role, “Our team works with physicians and other healthcare providers to ensure accurate, timely, and complete documentation to enable reporting of accurate information to insurers, health data registries and other users of data both internally and externally. This results in better clinical and business decisions to enhance healthcare quality. It is our responsibility to ensure that patient information is kept private, secure and released only according to state and federal laws.”

Christopher Brophy, Business Administration at Crossing Rivers Health adds, “Health Information Management professionals are trusted members of our healthcare team. In order to improve care, data must be entered, analyzed and used effectively. Crossing Rivers Health HIM professionals do an outstanding job ensuring accuracy and managing patients’ health records. This team of dedicated HIM staff members must maintain the integrity of each patient health record which is vital for providers and patients alike. We truly appreciate and thank our HIM team for their commitment to all of us.”

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