Monthly Archives: April 2018



Pictured left to right: Marianne Garfi, RHIA, CCS-P, MaHIMA Awards Chair; Danielle Roy, 2018 Student Achievement Award Winner; Diana Skarbek, MHA, RHIA, CCS, Director, Health Information Programs, Fisher College; Hertencia Bowe, M.S., Assistant Professor, Health Information Management, Fisher College; Jackie Judd, CCS, MaHIMA Director of Communications Fisher College Meet & Greet By Jackie Judd, Director of Communications Members of the Communications Committee [...]

STUDENT PROFILE: Phiona H. Nangendo

Phiona H. Nangendo Phiona is a student at Fisher College, graduating in August 2019 with her Associate’s Degree in Health Information Technology. We asked Phiona how she learned about HIM? "I needed to make a career change and I felt the healthcare field would be my best choice. However, my passion is not in direct patient care. The only field I [...]


Carine Noel Carine is a student at Fisher College, pursuing a certificate in Medical Coding. She plans to graduate in May 2018. We asked Carine what drew her to HIM as an area of study and as a future career?  “I have been working as a Medical Assistant for the past 20 years, and Medical Billing was always in the [...]


Tell Your Story (and Advance Your Career) with a Professional Portfolio Sometimes, it’s difficult to toot your own horn. You know that throughout your career you have done great things and compiled a variety of impressive accomplishments. However, you really don’t want to come off as a braggart or boaster.  So, you simply choose to stay quiet – and keep [...]

MEET THE SPEAKER: Jon Elion, MD, Founder and CEO Chartwise

Health Information Management, Innovation and Leadership in the Modern Era By Jon Elion, MD, Founder and CEO Chartwise  The rapid changes in Healthcare Information Technology present many new challenges to the HIM professional.  We are faced with an onslaught of technology advances to understand and apply, while finding ourselves drowning in data, yet thirsty for knowledge.  My keynote presentation at [...]


Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence: Why Should HIM Care? By Susan H. Fenton, PhD, RHIA, CPHI, FAHIMA It seems like every week brings a new newspaper article, journal article, or press release related to the expected impact of machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) in health care.  On March 22, 2018, Daniel Faggella, writing for the website (, [...]

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