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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Catherine M. Albanese CHTS-IM, CHTS-PW

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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