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Wise Owl Awards April 2017Wise Owl Awards April 2017Each month we go through a employee nominated HIM staff to showcase the dedication and excellence that our people demonstrate each day.<p style="margin:10px 0px;"><span style="font-family:verdana, geneva;font-size:12px;">Our HIM’s WISE Owl Award Employee Recognition Program had many well deserving entries this past month and we strongly encourage you to write in your nomination to celebrate your colleague. Recognition sends a powerful message that we care about dedication and excellence.<br></span></p><p style="margin:10px 0px;"><span id="email_ 4" style="font-family:verdana, geneva;font-size:12px;">We did a random draw and narrowed down the selection field to our five winners for April. We notified the Regional and local Managers after our draw and they presented each of these Wise Owl certificates, recognition button and our fun plush friend to each recipient.</span></p><p style="margin:10px 0px;"> </p><p style="margin:10px 0px;"><span id="email_ 5" style="font-family:verdana, geneva;font-size:18px;color:#008080;"><strong>Wise Owl Award Recipients April 2017</strong></span> </p><p style="margin:10px 0px;"> </p><table border="1" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="0" style="height:1617px;width:640px;"><tbody><tr><td valign="top" width="187" colspan="2" style="font-size:14px;font-family:arial, verdana, geneva, helvetica, sans-serif;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;text-decoration:none;text-transform:none;line-height:21px;color:#333333;"><p style="margin:10px 0px;"><strong> </strong></p> <p style="margin:10px 0px;"><span id="email_ 6" style="font-family:verdana, geneva;font-size:12px;"><strong>Beatrix Nielsen</strong>, Records Management, Chilliwack General Hospital</span></p><p style="margin:10px 0px;"><span id="email_ 7" style="font-family:verdana, geneva;font-size:12px;">“Beatrix always has a positive attitude, always smiling, takes initiative and goes above and beyond her normal work duties.”</span></p><p style="margin:10px 0px;"><span id="email_ 8" style="font-family:verdana, geneva;font-size:12px;"><strong> </strong></span></p></td></tr><tr><td valign="top" width="187" colspan="2" style="font-size:14px;font-family:arial, verdana, geneva, helvetica, sans-serif;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;text-decoration:none;text-transform:none;line-height:21px;color:#333333;"><p style="margin:10px 0px;"><strong> </strong></p> <p style="margin:10px 0px;"><span id="email_ 9" style="font-family:verdana, geneva;font-size:12px;"><strong>Melissa Brown</strong>, Coding, Howe St.</span></p><p style="margin:10px 0px;"><font color="#333333" face="verdana, geneva"><span id="email_ 10" style="font-size:12px;">“Melissa has organized the annual sock drive at 1080 Howe St for the past number of years ending up with hundreds of pairs of socks being donated to the Downtown East Side. Thank you for your caring, compassion and empathy in your efforts to help those in need. Way to go Melissa to be an inspirational leader and advocate. We are lucky to have you as part of the HIM family."</span></font></p></td></tr><tr><td valign="top" width="187" colspan="2" style="font-size:14px;font-family:arial, verdana, geneva, helvetica, sans-serif;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;text-decoration:none;text-transform:none;line-height:21px;color:#333333;"><p style="margin:10px 0px;"><strong> </strong></p> <p style="margin:10px 0px;"><span id="email_ 12" style="font-family:verdana, geneva;font-size:12px;"><strong>Christine Ray</strong>, Records Management, Howe St</span><span id="email_ 13" style="font-family:verdana, geneva;font-size:12px;"><br></span></p><p style="margin:10px 0px;"><span id="email_ 14" style="font-family:verdana, geneva;font-size:12px;">“Christine is very knowledgeable, and always ready to take on complex duties and willing to help her colleagues."</span></p><p style="margin:10px 0px;"><span id="email_ 15" style="font-family:verdana, geneva;font-size:12px;"><strong> </strong></span></p></td></tr><tr><td valign="top" width="187" colspan="2" style="font-size:14px;font-family:arial, verdana, geneva, helvetica, sans-serif;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;text-decoration:none;text-transform:none;line-height:21px;color:#333333;"><p style="margin:10px 0px;"><strong> </strong></p> <p style="margin:10px 0px;"><span id="email_ 16" style="font-family:verdana, geneva;font-size:12px;"><strong>Rav Dhillon</strong>, Records Management, Richmond Hospital </span></p><p style="margin:10px 0px;"><span id="email_ 17" style="font-family:verdana, geneva;font-size:12px;">"Rav works in our ROI area and displays exceptional customer service. She is very attentive to the patient’s needs and tries to accommodate their requests as best as possible. She is patient, polite and positive and always has the patient’s best interest in mind when doing her work. Rav shows compassion where needed and always makes the individual feel comfortable and that what they are requesting is important information to go on with their lives. I have worked with Rav at VGH for a number of years also and she has always displayed a positive attitude towards her work and has always tried to make everyone feel that their needs are important."</span></p><p style="margin:10px 0px;"><span id="email_ 18" style="font-family:verdana, geneva;font-size:12px;"><strong> </strong></span></p></td></tr><tr><td valign="top" width="187" colspan="2" style="font-size:14px;font-family:arial, verdana, geneva, helvetica, sans-serif;font-weight:400;font-style:normal;text-decoration:none;text-transform:none;line-height:21px;color:#333333;"><p style="margin:10px 0px;"><strong> </strong></p> <p style="margin:10px 0px;"><span id="email_ 19" style="font-family:verdana, geneva;font-size:12px;"><strong>Patsy Mang</strong>, Coding Services, Fraser Health Authority</span></p><p style="margin:10px 0px;"><span id="email_ 20" style="font-family:verdana, geneva;font-size:12px;">“Patsy has been working in Health Information Management field for 35 years and is very knowledgeable and dedicated leader. She is also a great mentor for new leaders and new staff. Patsy gives very constructive feedback to help the new leaders and staff to keep growing. Patsy is also well-involved in helping Douglas College students to develop skills for their HIM career. Working with her is such a pleasurable experience and honour." <br><br>Patsy also recently celebrated her retirement at Royal Columbian Hospital earlier today. Please visit our <a href="http://teamsites.phsa.ca/sites/HIMservices/HIM%20Photo%20Library/Forms/AllItems.aspx?RootFolder=/sites/HIMservices/HIM%20Photo%20Library/Patsy%20Mang%20Retirement%20Tea" id="auto_assign_link_num_6" name="teamsites phsa ca sites HIMservices HIM 20Pho" target="_blank" style="color:#005288;">photo gallery</a> to see images from her "High Tea," put on by her loving staff.</span></p><p style="margin:10px 0px;"></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p style="margin:10px 0px;"></p><p></p>http://www.himconnect.ca/blog/wise-owl-awards-april-20172017-04-12T07:00:00Z
HIM Career Opportunities in March<img alt="" src="/blog-site/PublishingImages/blog/HIM-Recruitment-Ad-PHC.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />HIM Career Opportunities in MarchHIM is offering the following opportunities this March 2017.<p>​We are always looking for talented people like you. Please review the latest list of job postings for Health Information Management.</p><p><a href="http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers?keyword=Registration%20Clerk&utm_source=enewsletterfeb&utm_campaign=HIM">Casual Registration Clerk Positions- BC</a></p><ul><li>We are hiring Casual Registration Clerk's to help support our various sites across BC.  If you know someone who is available to work on a casual basis, has completed their Medical Office Assistant and/or Hospital Support Specialist certificate and has strong customer service experience, we want to hear from them.</li></ul><p><a href="http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers?keyword=health%20records%20clerk&utm_source=enewsletterfeb&utm_campaign=HIM">Casual Clerk 3 Health Records-BC</a></p><ul><li>We are hiring Casual Health Records Clerks to help support our various sites across BC.  If you know someone who is available to work on a casual basis, has  high attention to detail and has completed their Medical Office Assistant or Health Information Certification, we want to hear from them.</li></ul><p><a href="http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers?keyword=Release%20of%20information&utm_source=enewsletterfeb&utm_campaign=HIM">Casual Release of Information Clerk- BC</a></p><ul><li>Have you completed a Release of Information course? Do you have knowledge of medical terminology? Do you have excellent communication skills? If so we have an exciting opportunity for you. Please apply to this posting today.</li></ul><p><a href="http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers/postings/clerk-registration-switchboard-health-records-1?utm_source=enewsletterfeb&utm_campaign=HIM">Casual Clerk Registration Switchboard Health Records- Powell River</a></p><ul><li>We are currently recruiting for a Registration Switchboard Clerk at Squamish General Hospital. If you have a Medical Office Assistant certificate or general clerical medical related experience we would like to hear from you. Apply now!</li></ul><p><a href="http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers/postings/clerk-records-completion-transcriptionist?utm_source=enewsletterfeb&utm_campaign=HIM">Casual Clerk Records Completion-Transcriptionist-Squamish General Hospital</a></p><ul><li>Do you reside in Squamish, BC? Have you received training in Medical Transcription? Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference? Are you a driven, enthusiastic and passionate professional? If you said yes to the above four questions, we want to hear from you!</li></ul><p><a href="http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers/postings/clerk-iv-record-completion-2?utm_source=enewsletterfeb&utm_campaign=HIM">Temporary Part Time Clerk IV Records Completion-BC Cancer Agency Prince George</a></p><ul><li>Do you reside in Prince George?  Do you have knowledge of medical terminology and have 2 years of experience working in a similar role? Are you a driven, enthusiastic and passionate professional? If you said yes to the above four questions, we want to hear from you!<br></li></ul><p><a href="http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers/postings/health-records-administrator-chima?utm_source=enewsletterfeb&utm_campaign=HIM"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a></p><p><p><a href="http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers?keyword=CHIMA&utm_source=HIMenewslettermar&utm_campaign=HIM">Regular and Temporary Full time Health Records Administrator (CHIMA)</a></p><ul><li>We have an exciting full time temporary and  permanent roles that have recently opened up in Langley, Howe Street, Chilliwack and Royal Columbian Hospital in our co . If you a health records coder, medical coding specialist or health information Administrator with your CHIMA (Canadian Health Information Management Association certification) and are looking to make an impact and take your coding experience to the next level, please apply!<br></li></ul></p><p><a href="http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers/postings/etl-extract-transform-load-developerbusiness-intelligence-bi-analyst-business-0?utm_source=enewsletterfeb&utm_campaign=HIM">Part Time Temporary ETL Developer/Business Intelligence (BI) Analyst Business Solutions- Howe Street</a></p><ul><li>If you have your Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field plus a minimum of five (5) years of recent, related experience with data modeling, ETL, Microsoft BI tools (SSAS, SSRS, and SSIS), advanced T-SQL (Microsoft Transact SQL) and analyzing business requirements or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience, we want to hear from you</li></ul><p><a href="http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers/postings/him-process-advisor-registration-design-team-cst-1">Regular Full Time HIM Process Advisor Registration Design Team CST</a></p><ul><li>The HIM Process Advisor is jointly responsible for ensuring that the vision for CST, clinical processes, best practices, and HIM and health organizational operational requirements are effectively integrated into all aspects of the design of the Clinical & Systems Transformation project (CST) across Providence Health Care (PHC), Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) and Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) in collaboration with the Team Manager and Service Provider with the goal of improving clinical and business workflows and care for patients</li></ul><p><a href="http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers/postings/cst-team-manager-registration-design-team-him?utm_source=Enewsletter&utm_campaign=enewsletter">Temporary Full Time CST Team Manager Registration Design Team HIM-  CST - 590 W 8th</a></p><ul><li>If you have  your<strong> </strong>Bachelor's Degree in Health Information Management/Technology, Business Administration or other related field. Seven (7) to ten (10) years' recent, related leadership and project management experience preferably in a registration setting. Eligible for membership with applicable professional Association as applicable, we want to hear from you</li></ul><p><a href="http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers/postings/user-readiness-specialist-6?utm_source=Enewsletter&utm_campaign=enewsletter">Temporary Full Time User Readiness Specialist- Howe Street</a></p><ul><li>We are currently looking to hire a temporary full time User Readiness Specialist to help support the Health Information Management Department. In order to be considered for this exciting position. If you have a Bachelor's Degree or Diploma in Business Administration/Management/Information Technology and/or Information Management with specialized courses in Training, plus two (2) to three (3) years of experience in software implementation project management, including documentation, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Should you meet the above requirements, and want to be part of a dynamic team, we encourage you to apply!<br></li></ul><p><a href="http://www.providencehealthcare.org/careers/postings/specialist-transcription-services-education-2?utm_source=Enewsletter&utm_campaign=enewslette">Temporary Full Time Specialist Transcription Services Education- Howe Street</a></p><ul><li>If you have a Degree/Diploma in Education supplemented by specific experience in adult education and curriculum development plus five (5) years recent, related experience including significant experience with transcription services, including electronic signature and front-end speech recognition, processes and systems in a health care setting or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience, we want to hear from you!  Valid BC Class 5 Driver's Licence required.</li></ul><h5 class="phsa-rteElement-Header5">Employee Referral Program</h5><p><strong> </strong></p><ul><li>For every successful hire that stays longer than 3 months, you may be entitled to receive a $50.00 gift card.  For more information, please visit <a href="http://www.providencehealthcare.org/providence-health-care-employee-referral-program">http://www.providencehealthcare.org/providence-health-care-employee-referral-program</a></li></ul><p>Should you have any questions about the positions that we are recruiting, please feel free to reach out to PHC Recruitment Advisor, <a href="mailto:srajabali@providencehealth.bc.ca">Shaesta Rajabali</a>, BBA</p><div></div>http://www.himconnect.ca/blog/him-career-opportunities-in-march2017-03-07T08:00:00Z
Join HIM in celebrating the 29th Annual Health Information Professionals Week!<img alt="" src="/blog-site/PublishingImages/Our-Roles-To-Support_HIPWk_poster.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Join HIM in celebrating the 29th Annual Health Information Professionals Week!It’s a transformational time for healthcare, and health information is at the heart of this change. From March 18–24, 2018, we will honor and celebrate the 29th annual Health Information Professionals (HIP) Week. <p>The Health Information Professional contributes to quality health care each day, by:</p><ul><li>Accurately registering patients to create a foundational health record that is essential to patient safety.</li><li>As Health Records stewards, developing policy, best practices and standards for the capture, storage, and distribution of health data.</li><li>Supporting the quality, completeness and timeliness of health data for patient care, program planning and research.</li><li>Promoting clinical documentation improvement through monitoring, education and follow up.</li><li>Providing subject matter expertise for the advancement of the Electronic Health Record including Front-End Speech Recognition. </li><li>Clinical informatics expertise that used to develop tools and technologies to enable data-informed healthcare decisions.</li></ul><p>To help tell the story of the Health Information Professional, we photographed and interviewed a few of our roles within HIM that support healthcare across British Columbia.</p><p><br></p><p><strong><img src="/blog-site/PublishingImages/blog/join-him-in-celebrating-the-29th-annual-health-information-professionals-week/Alan%20Ford_web.jpg" alt="Alan Ford_web.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /></strong></p><p><strong>Alan </strong><b>         <br></b>New Patient Referral Clerk         <br>BCCA Vancouver Island</p><p>"New patient clerks are the first point of contact for referrals through BC Cancer. We pair patients to the appropriate oncologists, book screening tests, and ensure they receive timely access to lifesaving care."</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><b><img src="/blog-site/PublishingImages/blog/join-him-in-celebrating-the-29th-annual-health-information-professionals-week/Tiffany%20Poelvoorde_web.jpg" alt="Tiffany Poelvoorde_web.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br>Tiffany<br></b>Emergency Registration Clerk<br>Ridge Meadows</p><p>"The role patient registration plays in the hospital: Greeting and registering patient, as well as, verifying all patient's information and insurance details are accurate and up-to-date in both Main Registration and Emergency. We are the first point of contact a patient sees when entering a hospital."</p><img src="file:///C:/Users/MFERNA~1/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image003.jpg" alt="" style="width:1px;margin:5px;" /><p><strong><br></strong></p><p><strong><img src="/blog-site/PublishingImages/blog/join-him-in-celebrating-the-29th-annual-health-information-professionals-week/Lois%20Clayton_web.jpg" alt="Lois Clayton_web.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br>Lois </strong><b><br></b>Release of Information Clerk     <br>St. Paul's Hospital</p><p>"I never know what the day will bring.  Whether we are releasing information to help a patient fast track to a specialist, assisting the Ministry for child protection, processing requests for lawyers, insurance companies, or law enforcement, or just lending a compassionate ear to those suffering the loss of a loved one; I am proud to be a part of a dedicated ROI team who treats each unique request as if it were our own." </p><img src="file:///C:/Users/MFERNA~1/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image004.jpg" alt="" style="width:1px;margin:5px;" /><p><strong><img src="/blog-site/PublishingImages/blog/join-him-in-celebrating-the-29th-annual-health-information-professionals-week/Cheryl%20Macapagal.jpg" alt="Cheryl Macapagal.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></strong></p><p><strong>Cheryl </strong>        <br>Health Records Clerk     <br>BC Children's and Women's Hospital</p><p>"As a member of the Health Records Department, I have a legal and moral obligation to ensure a high quality of patient care and to strive to improve care by ensuring that all of the patient's charts and medical records are complete and up to date, as well as, readily available to medical practitioners and others (patients, law firms, insurance companies and the healthcare ministries) requesting for such information."</p><img src="file:///C:/Users/MFERNA~1/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image005.jpg" alt="" style="width:1px;margin:5px;" /><p><b><img src="/blog-site/PublishingImages/blog/join-him-in-celebrating-the-29th-annual-health-information-professionals-week/Sherry%20Scarff_web.jpg" alt="Sherry Scarff_web.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></b></p><p><b>Sherry <br></b>Health Records Clerk     <br>Langley Memorial</p><p>"I'm in a hybrid role supporting Quality Assurance and Release of Information, as needed.  I also jump in and help prep, scan and verify charts.  These multiple roles allow me to see the chart from start to finish so it's clear to me the importance of a complete, quality health record."</p><p><strong> </strong><br></p><p><strong><br></strong></p><p><strong><img src="/blog-site/PublishingImages/blog/join-him-in-celebrating-the-29th-annual-health-information-professionals-week/Christopher%20Vilches_web.jpg" alt="Christopher Vilches_web.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br>Christopher </strong><b>    <br></b>Education Specialist, Front End Speech Recognition<br>Transcription Services</p><p>"As an Education Specialist with Transcription Services, my role is focused on training and supporting physicians, and other dictation users, in front end speech recognition (FESR).  We are deploying FESR initially as a stand-alone application throughout VCH, PHSA and PHC, and then integrating it for use in Cerner.  As an educator, I am responsible for ensuring that providers follow LMHIM regional standards and best practices when they dictate, and assisting them using this new tool.  Each provider is unique and we are often engaged to assist them with personalizing FESR to maximize their use of the tool."</p><div><br></div><img src="/blog-site/PublishingImages/blog/join-him-in-celebrating-the-29th-annual-health-information-professionals-week/Lindsay%20Lachance_web.jpg" alt="Lindsay Lachance_web.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><img src="file:///C:/Users/MFERNA~1/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image007.jpg" alt="" style="width:1px;margin:5px;" /><p><b>Lindsay <br></b>User Readiness Specialist<br>Central City</p><p>"As part of the HIM Education Team, I help develop and deliver education on the HIM Registration Standards and Registration processes to FH staff through classroom and online courses.  Our Education Team also provides live support to staff, which allows us to breakdown steps of a variety of different processes and corrections; which we're hoping will improve the shared knowledge at the site level." </p><p><br></p><p><strong><br><img src="/blog-site/PublishingImages/blog/join-him-in-celebrating-the-29th-annual-health-information-professionals-week/Jett%20DeLeon_web.jpg" alt="Jett DeLeon_web.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br>Jett</strong><br>Health Records Administrator<br>Howe Street Coding Office</p><p>"As coders, we extract important pieces of information from patient documentation to inform decision-making in many areas of healthcare. Along with our clinical knowledge, established coding standards ensure that the data we extract is accurate, complete, and a useful resource for physicians and administrators alike."</p><p> </p><img src="file:///C:/Users/MFERNA~1/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image009.jpg" alt="" style="width:1px;margin:5px;" /><p><strong> <img src="/blog-site/PublishingImages/blog/join-him-in-celebrating-the-29th-annual-health-information-professionals-week/Judy%20Tomiak_web.jpg" alt="Judy Tomiak_web.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /></strong></p><p><strong>Judy</strong><b>  <br></b>Coding Business Support             <br>1080 Howe St.</p><p>"My role contributes to Patient Safety in Canadian Acute Care Hospitals.  I work with a Data Quality team who work is to ensure accurate coding of Harm Indicators to measure variations in patient safety."</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> <img src="/blog-site/PublishingImages/blog/join-him-in-celebrating-the-29th-annual-health-information-professionals-week/Steve%20Sung_web.jpg" alt="Steve Sung_web.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /></strong></p><p><strong>Steve </strong><b>     <br></b>ETL Architect/Developer<br>HIM Business Solutions</p><p>"I provide technical leadership to ensure that the Business Intelligence and data management solutions that our team develops not only meet the operational and leadership needs but also follow best practices and ultimately improve patient care."</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong>About Health Information Management: </strong>HIM is a leader in the collection, storage, and use of patient information within British Columbia. As a consolidated Lower Mainland department of Providence Health Care, HIM has staff at 42 geographically dispersed locations across Fraser Health, Providence Health Care, Provincial Health Services Authority and Vancouver Coastal Health, including 6 regional cancer centres. Learn more at: <a href="http://www.himconnect.ca/">www.himconnect.ca</a>. </p><p> </p><p><br></p>http://www.himconnect.ca/blog/join-him-in-celebrating-the-29th-annual-health-information-professionals-week2018-03-19T07:00:00Z

 
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