Member Spotlight

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Michele A. Wrightson, CCS-P

Michele A. Wrightson, CCS-P

Michele Wrightson is the Director of Coding for UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester. In this role Michele oversees the physician coding for one of the largest medical groups in the Northeast. Michele oversees the work of Coding Specialists who abstract coding from operative reports, procedure notes and anesthesia records for professional billing.

We asked Michele what […]

March 6th, 2018|Member Spotlight|

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Lori Beaudry, CCS-P

Lori Beaudry, CCS-P
Vice President, CFR

Lori Beaudry started out her career as a medical assistant for a primary care physician but she did not stay there long.  

Lori explains:  “I was fascinated by the coding and billing aspect of the medical field which ultimately brought me to the HIM side of the business.”

Lori Beaudry, the Vice President of Clinical Financial […]

January 2nd, 2018|Member Spotlight|

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Heather Hedlund, RHIA, CHPS

Heather Hedlund, RHIA, CHPS
Compliance and Privacy Manager, South Shore Health System (SSHS)

One aspect of HIM not often realized by new professionals is the range of positions that a Health Information Management program prepares you for.  One of our members with a varied career is Heather Hedlund.  We sat down with Heather to hear the story of her career so […]

December 19th, 2017|Member Spotlight|

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Susan Brierley, RHIA

Susan Brierley, RHIA

Susan Brierley is the Director of the Clinical Information Department at South Shore Mental Health.  In this capacity she is responsible for managing agency-wide medical records.

We asked Susan to tell us about her career path and how she got to where she is.  Here is her story:

“After graduating from University of Rhode Island with a BA in […]

December 12th, 2017|Member Spotlight|

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Maria T. Cross, RHIA

Maria T. Cross, RHIA

Maria is currently the Director of Health Information Management Services and Privacy Officer, for Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital Milton.  Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital Milton is an 88-bed acute care hospital. It is one of three community hospitals (Milton, Needham and Plymouth) with a clinical affiliation with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.  

In this role, […]

December 5th, 2017|Member Spotlight|

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Melissa Roberts, MHA, RHIT

MaHIMA welcomes Melissa Roberts, MHA, RHIT

Melissa is a recent transplant to New England where she is now Director of CDI and Coding Integrity for Boston Medical Center.  She moved here from her position as Division Director of Coding and Reimbursement for Hospital Sisters Health System in Belleville, IL.

In her new position, Melissa oversees the day-to-day operations of the CDI […]

November 14th, 2017|Member Spotlight|

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Zee (Zainab) Shuaib, MD, MPH, CDIP

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Zee (Zainab) Shuaib, MD, MPH, CDIP

Zee Shuaib is not your typcial MaHIMA member.  

Zee is a Physician Scientist and an HIM professional.  With years of patient care management experience in acute care, inpatient, and outpatient clinical settings, she is also an experienced reviewer of clinical documentation and cancer registry abstraction.  Her interests include quality control, data coding, […]

October 31st, 2017|Member Spotlight|