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How Harrisburg Medical Center Saved 50% with a Revolutionary Training Solution for Their Medical Coders

Executive Summary Harrisburg Medical Center’s Health Information department was in new territory. The medical center had hired physicians in three complex new specialties: spinal surgery, orthopedic surgery, and pain management. These surgeons were dedicated to advanced muscle-sparing techniques that required new technologies and specialized ...Read More

HIM Leader Interview Series: Lou Ann Schraffenberger on Centralization, Data-Driven Decision-Making, and Creating Strong Teams

We interviewed HIM leaders from across the nation to find out the secrets to their success. Lou Ann Schraffenberger, Manager of Clinical Information at the Advocate Health Care, discusses the challenges of centralization, data-driven decision-making, and how to build a strong HIM team. What ...Read More

HIM Leader Interview Series: Cindy Zak on Managing Change, Increasing Employee Engagement, and Looking to the Future

We interviewed HIM leaders from across the nation to find out the secrets to their success. Cindy Zak, Executive Director of Health Information Management (HIM) at Yale New Haven Health System explores the importance of change management, strategies to increase employee engagement, and the ...Read More

HIM Leader Interview Series: PJ Floyd on the Changing Role of HIM, Interdepartmental Cooperation, and Flexible Staffing Strategies

We interviewed HIM leaders from across the nation to find out the secrets to their success. PJ Floyd, Director of Health Information at the Medical University of South Carolina, reflected on the changing role of HIM departments, the importance of cooperation across departments, and ...Read More