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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=""></a>. </p><p> </p><p><br></p>
HIP Week Celebrations 2017HIP Week Celebrations 2017Health Information Management (HIM) staff are all celebrating Health Information Professionals Week.<p>Health Information Management (HIM) staff are all celebrating Health Information Professionals Week.</p><p>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.</p><p>Approximately 1,350 staff working in one of five service areas: Registration, Records Management, Transcription Services & Health Information Exchange, Coding & Informatics, and Business Operations. </p><p>Please join us in recognizing their hard work and dedication in leading the way to quality data.</p><p><img src="/blog-site/PublishingImages/blog/hip-week-celebrations-2017/HIM-HIP-Week-collage-2017-update.jpg" alt="HIM-HIP-Week-collage-2017-update.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p>
HIM Privacy Roadshow 2017 - Prevention is the Best MedicineHIM Privacy Roadshow 2017 - Prevention is the Best MedicinePreventing privacy and security breaches<p><img src="/blog-site/PublishingImages/blog/him-privacy-roadshow-2017-prevention-is-the-best-medicine/Privacy-thumb.png" alt="Privacy-thumb.png" class="phsa-rtePosition-1" style="margin:10px 15px;" /></p><div>Health Information Management (HIM) is committed to promoting a culture of privacy and security awareness amongst all HIM staff.</div><div><br></div><div>As part of our ongoing initiative to achieve full compliance on privacy education across HIM, there will be in-person education sessions scheduled at sites across HIM commencing March 1, 2017.</div><div><br></div><h5 class="phsa-rteElement-Header5">What are the objectives of the in-person education sessions? </h5><p class="phsa-rteElement-Paragraph">To ensure Staff: </p><div><ul><li>are aware of the personal information they work with and are exposed to; <br></li><li>are protecting that information and disclosing/sharing it appropriately (e.g. to those providing care/service to an individual); <br></li><li>are aware that HIM supports a safe breach reporting system, know how to identify privacy breaches, and know how to report them. <br></li></ul></div><div><br></div><h5 class="phsa-rteElement-Header5">Why an in-person education session? </h5><div>The in-person session allows for presenting core privacy education and enables a discussion of privacy and confidentiality challenges that impact a particular department. </div><div><br></div><div>The education sessions are designed to be meaningful for the group. </div><div><br></div><div><br></div><h5 class="phsa-rteElement-Header5">How much time do we need for the in-person education? </h5><div>Approximately 30 minutes so that staff can get the maximum benefit out of the session. Topics covered will include confidentiality, common privacy breaches, and reporting of breaches. </div><div><br></div><div>The 30 minutes will provide an ample amount of time to cover examples and discuss any of your department’s privacy-related concerns/questions.</div><div><br></div><h5 class="phsa-rteElement-Header5"><br></h5><h5 class="phsa-rteElement-Header5">How will these sessions be scheduled?</h5><div>Sites across HIM will be contacted to schedule a privacy education session for their departmental staff. </div><div><br></div><div>If your department hosts a regular team meeting, consider adding the privacy education session as an agenda item. You can arrange this by contacting Mandy Lit, Manager, Contracts and Information Privacy at or by calling 604-682-2344 ext.64858.</div><div><br></div><p class="phsa-rteElement-References">For more information on Privacy Basics for staff please view the infographic (below).<br></p><p class="phsa-rteElement-References"><img src="/blog-site/PublishingImages/blog/him-privacy-roadshow-2017-prevention-is-the-best-medicine/Data-Privacy-Day-infographic.jpg" alt="Data-Privacy-Day-infographic.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /><br></p><p></p>

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