Elise Belanger, RHIA Director of Education
Paying it Forward: Communications Committee on the Move
By Jackie Judd, CCS
MaHIMA Communications Director 2014-2016, 2016-2018
The Communications Committee had a great year full of innovation and creativity! Last summer the committee had special in-person meetings to brainstorm ideas on how to address some of our biggest challenges … member and student engagement and how to communicate with and get them […]
The MaHIMA Student Concierge Experience
By Melanie Marston
As most students pursuing an Associate’s Degree in Health Information with the goal of becoming RHIT certified, hearing of all the changes within the healthcare field, I was feeling a little overwhelmed. Although I have been working in the medical field for over 20 years, including my current position of 11 years in […]
As the Associate Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Community Partnerships, and Talent Acquisition, Varda overseas the “experience” of the Boston Medical Center inclusive culture. Varda’s experience spans over many businesses and industries, with her first 15 years being dedicated to Financial Service companies such as John Hancock and SunLife Financial Services. The past 13 years have been dedicated […]
As Brigham Health’s Chief Information Officer, Adam Landman, MD, MS, MIS, MHS, will be responsible for maintaining a focus on excellence while developing system-wide strategic IT initiatives, with the goal of evolving the next generation of information systems across the BH enterprise. Landman is board certified in Emergency Medicine and Clinical Informatics.
He joined BWH in 2010 as director […]
Where Data Goes – Governance Must Follow
By Lisa Loftis, SAS Best Practices
As the health care industry moves increasingly toward customer and patient experience management, analytically driven decisions, and growing regulatory commitments, one underlying item will dictate the difference between success and failure; data. And where data goes – governance must follow. Otherwise, quality degrades, silos proliferate, data consolidation and […]
Linda Hyde, RHIA Presents Case Studies and Advanced ICD-10-CM!
Linda is a consultant currently participating in projects related to electronic data collection for performance measurement and other initiatives. As a terminology analyst for these projects she regularly works with various classification and terminology systems including ICD9, ICD10, RxNorm, LOINC and SNOMED CT. She has extensive knowledge of data standards and […]
Luisa DiIeso, MS, RHIA, CCS, returns by popular demand with Case Studies and Advanced ICD-10-PCS!
The goal of the PCS training session is to work with a cross-section of redacted procedure reports submitted by a variety of local members. In addition to the practical coding portion of the session, we’ll review and reinforce some key PCS coding guidelines; all applicable […]
By Cathie Wilde, RHIA, CCS – Director of Coding Services, Medical Record Associates, LLC
Two codes are required when a patient has a periprosthetic fracture. These are not considered complications of the prosthesis as the prosthesis, itself is not fractured but the area around the prosthesis is fractured). The fractures can occur as a result of trauma or a pathological […]