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Media Summary June 23, 2017Media Summary June 23, 2017The HIM Media Summary is compiled by the HIM Communications’ team on a bi-weekly basis. The stories featured in this email include topics related to Health Information Management. <table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="phsa-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr class="phsa-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:100%;"><strong>HEALTH CARE NEWS & POLICY</strong></td></tr></tbody></table><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="phsa-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="phsa-rteTable-default" style="width:100%;">​</td></tr><tr><td class="phsa-rteTable-default"><a href=""><strong>Faster admissions, less infection at Port Moody hospital</strong></a></td></tr><tr><td class="phsa-rteTable-default">Tri-City News | June 14, 2017</td></tr><tr><td class="phsa-rteTable-default"><p>Eagle Ridge Hospital's executive director is crediting hospital staff for initiatives that have resulted in fewer cases of sepsis and quicker hospital admissions.</p><p>Data contained in the biannual report of the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) shows that the Port Moody hospital has cut in half the number of infections resulting in sepsis while the hospital is doing the same or better in other key indicators.</p><p>(Sepsis is a life-threatening illness caused by a body's response to an infection.)</p><p>"It's a great hospital to work in because staff are taking initiative in [dealing with] quality indicators," Lisa Zetes-Zanatta told <em>The Tri-City News.</em></p><p>For example, ERH has focused on hand washing, preoperative preparation, removing clutter and other moves to cut sepsis rates from 3.5 per 1,000 patients to 1.4/1,000.</p><p>As well, the hospital is doing a better job of moving patients out of emergency into regular beds, Zetes-Zanatta said. Now, instead of waiting until the afternoon for moving patients into wards, ER patients are moved in the morning, speeding up the process.</p><p>Zetes-Zanatta said she expects to see the change reflected in the number of hours it takes for ER patients to be admitted, posted as 43.6 hours (in 90th percentile) in the CIHI report, which is still below the Fraser Health average of 46.8 but above the national average of 29.3 hours.</p><p>(There have previously been complaints about the number of ER patients left in hallways.)</p><p>"First thing at 8 a.m., patients are pre-identified to go upstairs and up they go. We no longer wait for people," she said, noting that discharged patients can wait in a departure area where they can still be seen by a doctor or a nurse, and older patients have access to a geriatric chair for their comfort.</p><p>"You want to have people up-seated and mobile because mobility is one of the predictive factors in doing well in hospital," she said.</p></td></tr><tr><td class="phsa-rteTable-default">​</td></tr></tbody></table><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="phsa-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr><td class="phsa-rteTable-default" style="width:100%;">​</td></tr><tr><td class="phsa-rteTable-default"><a href=""><strong>Harnessing Information Technology to Inform Patients Facing Routine Decisions: Cancer Screening as a Test Case</strong></a></td></tr><tr><td class="phsa-rteTable-default">Annals of Family Medicine | May/June 2017</td></tr><tr><td class="phsa-rteTable-default"><p>This pragmatic observational cohort study harnessed EHR data and patient portal capabilities to create an automated decision module that could identify patients likely to be facing common cancer screening decisions, engage and inform patients, clarify questions and fears, identify next decision steps, and improve the decision-making process. We found that practices had large decision burdens—with 1 in 5 patients facing a decision—yet only 20.6% of patients facing a decision started and 7.9% completed our decision module. Users reviewed a range of topics, and one-half of patients forwarded their priorities and concerns to clinicians. Both patients and clinicians reported that module completion helped with decisions: one-third to one-half reported it made appointments more productive, got patients more involved in decisions, broadened knowledge, and improved communication.</p><p>Our proposed decision module is appealing, yet a clear challenge is getting patients to use such a system. Decision support use is high in the context of clinical trials.<a href="">23</a>, <a href="">25</a>Routine use of decision support in clinical practice, which we tried to automate in this study, is low (9% to 10% of encounters in implementation trials), however.<a href="">26</a> Furthermore, pragmatic trials looking at patient portal use frequently demonstrate low initial uptake with increasing use over time as the portal becomes part of new standard workflows.<a href="">47</a>, <a href="">48</a></p></td></tr><tr><td class="phsa-rteTable-default">​</td></tr></tbody></table><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="phsa-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr class="phsa-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:767px;"><a href=""><strong>Applications now open for Core LINX 2017-2018</strong></a></td></tr><tr class="phsa-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default">POD | June 19, 2017</td></tr><tr class="phsa-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default"><p>Core LINX is a comprehensive, best-of-class leadership development program developed collaboratively by health care leaders from all health authorities and Providence Health Care.</p><p>Participants of Core LINX will learn essential leadership skills to increase their confidence and build a strong foundation for their future as a health care leader.  This program is open to all PHSA employees who meet the eligibility criteria. </p><p><strong>WHO SHOULD REGISTER?</strong></p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li>Managers within the first 18 months of their first formal management position.</li><li>Managers who have been with PHSA for at least 1 year.</li><li>Managers who influence the work of others daily.</li></ul><p><strong>Application deadline: </strong>July 5, 2017</p><p>Please visit our <a href="">POD page </a>for more information and to apply. </p></td></tr><tr class="phsa-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default">​</td></tr></tbody></table><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="phsa-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr class="phsa-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:100%;">​</td></tr><tr class="phsa-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default"><a href=""><strong>FormImprint upgrade goes live on June 22</strong></a></td></tr><tr class="phsa-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default">FH Beat | April 26, 2017</td></tr><tr class="phsa-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default"><p>This past October, the Health Informatics department introduced the MEDITECH® Mobile Rounds application to a pilot group of Fraser Health physicians. MEDITECH® Mobile Rounds provides physicians with access to the electronic health record (MEDITECH® EMR) for their patients from their personal mobile phone or tablet. The application allows physicians to interact with their patient lists, access laboratory results and imaging reports, and display clinical information such as intake and output, vital signs, medications, and allergies.<br> <br>Having mobile access to patient information allows the physician to step away from the computer and interact with patients and the health care team in new ways by getting the information they need when and where they want. It goes without saying that mobile technology and security go hand in hand. Considered in the context of health care information, the importance of security is amplified; when accessing the electronic health record via a mobile device every precaution must be undertaken to ensure the security and integrity of sensitive information is maintained.</p><p><strong>Authored by: Heather Greenizan, System Application Coordinator, Health Information Management – Clinical Forms Services</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="phsa-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr class="phsa-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:100%;">​</td></tr><tr class="phsa-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default"><a href=""><strong>Where the B.C. NDP and Greens stand on 20 hot topics</strong></a></td></tr><tr class="phsa-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default">Vancouver Sun | May 30, 2017</td></tr><tr class="phsa-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default"><p><strong>NDP:</strong> Reduce costs of prescription drugs paid by individuals and give more money to UBC Therapeutics Initiative to help keep province's drug costs down and patients safe. Advocate for national Pharmacare program. Establish urgent care centres that have extended hours and stay open seven days a week. Boost paramedic numbers and counselling for their work-related stress. To reduce surgical wait times and extend hours of operating rooms.</p><p><strong>GREEN:</strong>  The Greens promise to expand government with a new ministry responsible for health promotion, disease prevention and active lifestyles. Invest $35 million in nutrition and physical activity programs that will improve youth health. Give more incentives to new medical school grads to boost numbers of family doctors. Provide $100 million in funding to expand mixed-care teams of primary care, physiotherapists, nurse practitioners, midwives and dieticians. Free up acute care beds by investing more in long-term care facilities. Improve staffing levels in residential care facilities.</p></td></tr></tbody></table><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="phsa-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr class="phsa-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:767px;"><a href=""><strong>Yoel Robens-Paradise: a healthcare executive, a healthy commuter</strong></a></td></tr><tr class="phsa-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default">VCHnews | May 25, 2017</td></tr><tr class="phsa-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default"><p><strong><br></strong></p><p><strong>Yoel Robens-Paradise: a healthcare executive, a healthy commuter</strong></p><p>Meet Yoel Robens-Paradise, Providence Health Care's Vice President of Clinical and Systems Transformation and Lower Mainland Health Information Management. Yoel provides strategic direction for the CST project and oversees all of HIM operations at Fraser Health Authority, Providence Health Care, Provincial Health Services Authority, and Vancouver Coastal Health.</p><p>Yoel also recently celebrated a 50 year milestone. Congratulations from all of HIM, Yoel!</p></td></tr><tr class="phsa-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default">​</td></tr></tbody></table><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="phsa-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr class="phsa-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:767px;"><strong>PRIVACY</strong></td></tr></tbody></table><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="phsa-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr class="phsa-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:100%;">​</td></tr><tr class="phsa-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default"><a href=""><strong>Hospital clerk's snooping could cost Nova Scotia taxpayers $1M</strong></a></td></tr><tr class="phsa-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default"> | June 15, 2017</td></tr><tr class="phsa-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default"><p>The actions of a hospital employee who went snooping around hundreds of patient records for more than a year could cost Nova Scotia taxpayers $1 million in a proposed settlement.</p><p>Court documents filed as part of a class action lawsuit identify the employee at the centre of the privacy breach as Cheryl Decker, an admissions clerk at Roseway Hospital in Shelburne. </p><ul style="list-style-type:disc;"><li><a href="">707 patient records breached at Roseway Hospital</a></li></ul><p>The privacy breach came to light in April 2012 when another employee caught Decker looking up patient records on a work computer and reported it to management. </p><p>An audit was subsequently carried out and 707 patients within the district health authority received a letter in the mail advising them their personal health information had been inappropriately viewed. Decker was authorized to look at only 12 of those patient files.</p></td></tr></tbody></table><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="phsa-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr class="phsa-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:767px;"><strong>QUALITY IMPROVEMENT</strong></td></tr><tr class="phsa-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default">​</td></tr></tbody></table><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="phsa-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr class="phsa-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:767px;"><a href=""><strong>Mining Your Hospital Data to Empower Quality and Utilization Improvement</strong></a></td></tr><tr class="phsa-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default">Ontario Hospital Association | June 2017</td></tr><tr class="phsa-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default"><p><strong>Webcast: June, 29, 2017 (FREE)</strong></p><p>In this webcast, Quinte Health Care will share their learnings and insights on how they have derived high value from their hospital data to drive quality, utilization and process improvements.</p><p>You will hear their experiences of automating and visualizing analytics and how this has positively impacted their ability to use this information to pursue a quality and utilization "Choosing Wisely" agenda.</p><p>They will also discuss the importance of data modelling in your data warehouse and how to turn it into a data bank that can be readily accessed and used to influence behaviour.</p><p><strong>Speaker:</strong><br><strong> </strong><br><strong>Peter Papadakos</strong><br> <em>Director Decision Support and Analytics, Health Records, Transcription, Freedom of Information and Chief Privacy Officer</em><br> Quinte Health Care</p></td></tr><tr class="phsa-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default">​</td></tr></tbody></table><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="phsa-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr class="phsa-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:767px;"><strong>CLINICAL DOCUMENTATION</strong></td></tr><tr class="phsa-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default">​</td></tr></tbody></table><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="phsa-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr class="phsa-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:767px;"><a href=""><strong>Three Ontario hospitals announce plans to share patient record system</strong></a></td></tr><tr class="phsa-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default">Canadian Health Tech | June 2017</td></tr><tr class="phsa-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default"><p>Three Ontario hospitals recently announced they are joining hands to share an implementation of Meditech's latest electronic medical records system, called the Meditech Web EHR.</p><p>Markham Stouffville Hospital, in Markham, Ont., will host the system, and a single, shareable electronic health record will be created for patients at Markham Stouffville, Southlake Regional</p><p>Health Centre, in Newmarket, Ont., and the Stevenson Memorial Hospital, in Alliston, Ont.</p><p>The new project is being called SHINE – short for Shared Health Information Network Exchange.</p><p>It's the first group of hospitals to take a cue from the Ontario government's <a href="">new eHealth 2.0 strategy</a>, which encourages hospitals to create geographical clusters that can share computerized systems as a way of reducing costs.</p></td></tr><tr class="phsa-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default">​</td></tr></tbody></table><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="phsa-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr class="phsa-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:767px;"><a href=""><strong>NLP: An Evolving Dictation Opportunity</strong></a></td></tr><tr class="phsa-rteTableOddRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default">For the Record Magazine | June 2017</td></tr><tr class="phsa-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="phsa-rteTableEvenCol-default"><p><br></p><p>Further underscoring the NLP opportunity, a recent study published in the <em><strong>Journal of Medical Internet <br>Research: Medical Informatics</strong></em>  found that NLP-enabled EHR dictation has the potential to reduce the time required for documentation and improve usability. Considering a growing body of evidence that suggests EHRs have fallen short of delivering anticipated workflow enhancements, these findings could be good news for today's physicians who, by and large, are frustrated with EHR use.</p><p>"Documentation continues to consume a significant portion of physicians' workdays. If documentation becomes more efficient, physicians will be able to see more patients," says James Maisel, MD, one of the study's authors and chairman of ZyDoc. "From the hospital or practice's perspective, this increases revenues and profits. From a societal perspective, increased physician efficiency can slow the growth rate of the cost of health care."</p><p>Dave Kaufman, PhD, lead author on the study and an associate professor with Arizona State University's department of biomedical informatics, suggests that documentation has become an onerous process, one that physicians often view as an end unto itself as they labor to fulfill requirements and obligations associated with patient records. While EHRs are unquestionably promising, he points out that they are also immensely complex and suffer from poor usability associated with structured documentation. As a result, clinicians tend to prefer expressing themselves in narrative or free text.</p><p>"That [free text] is more difficult to analyze," Kaufman says, explaining that free text hinders EHRs from realizing their potential from an analytics and data sharing perspective because analysts have difficulty working with narrative, where important information can get buried. "You need a system that will parse and actually do NLP and recover the structure. EHRs can serve multiple purposes. They serve clinical purposes, but they could also be repurposed for quality assurance and research."</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p></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>
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>

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