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 […]
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 […]
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 techemergence.com (https://www.techemergence.com/machine-learning-healthcare-applications/), enumerated […]
Sandy Macica, MS, RHIA, CCS
Sandy Macica is Director of Educational Content for Libman Education. Sandy plays a critical role in ensuring the relevance and quality of online courses to maintain Libman Education’s commitment to provide timely and accurate information to our customers.
Sandy brings a diversity of experience to the development of online education for hospital coders. Believing that coding […]
Linda Sanches is a Senior Advisor for Health Information Privacy in the Office for Civil Rights within the federal Department of Health and Human Services. She leads the HIPAA privacy and security audit program mandated by the HITECH Act. She also created and implemented other HITECH related efforts, such as the training of state attorneys general on HIPAA […]