By Cathie Wilde, RHIA, CCS – Director of Coding Services, Medical Record Associates, LLC

Here are some common coding situations which have Coding Clinic references but for which I often find are missed.

When a patient has a diagnosis of a known history of systolic CHF – how is this coded?
This is coded to chronic systolic CHF (I50.42) due to the patient’s […]

May 15th, 2018|Coding|

MEET THE SPEAKER: John Glaser, Ph.D.

John Glaser, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Cerner Corporation

As the senior vice president of Population Health, John Glaser is focused on driving Cerner’s population health technology and product strategies, interoperability and government policy development. He impacts clients by devoting his career to advancing health care through innovation and commits to helping clients maximize their investment in health care information technology. Leadership experience John […]

May 1st, 2018|Meet The Speaker|

VENDOR CONTRIBUTION: Developing Good Manager Employee Relationships in a Remote Environment

Developing Good Manager Employee Relationships in a Remote Environment
I think we can all agree that happy, content employees are more productive and engaged and care about the future of the organization. Direct supervisors can foster a positive work environment by effectively balancing the needs of their employees with those of the organization. But what happens when employees are working […]


Catherine M. Albanese CHTS-IM, CHTS-PW
Lead/Business Analyst/LinTech Global, Inc.
VA New England Health Care System 

Catherine Albanese manages and leads a dynamic team of Business Intelligence Analysts, SQL Developers and SharePoint Developers.  They design and develop a wide range of clinical healthcare data analytics for the Veterans Administration of New England.  Catherine is very proud of the team, the work and the […]

May 1st, 2018|Member Spotlight|


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 visited Fisher […]

April 17th, 2018|Student Activities|

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 knew about […]

April 17th, 2018|Student Profile|


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 back of […]

April 17th, 2018|Student Profile|


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 […]

April 3rd, 2018|Vendor Contribution|

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 the […]


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 (, enumerated […]