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1. Introduction / Background
Received a BA in HIM from St. Scholastica in 2004.
Received an MS in HIM also from St. Scholastica in 2009.
Professional career began as a Health Information Services Supervisor at Grand Itasca Clinic and Hospital in Grand Rapids, MN. Later, moving to Duluth, MN to work as a Credentialing and Privileging Specialist at Essentia Health Systems and soon after switching back to a Health Information Services Supervisor at Essentia Health.
2. Current Roles, Associations, Affiliations
The current position held is with St. Luke’s in the Quality Management Department as a Quality Improvement/Risk Management Specialist and Patient Advocate.
Began teaching adjunct courses in HIM in the fall of 2010.
Active member of AHIMA since 2004. Involved with MNHIMA as a part of the Audit Committee and recently served two terms as the Secretary of NEMHIMA (North Eastern MN HIM Association).
3. Interests / Specialties
Specialties have been in the area of Health Information Management. However, recently switching paths to Quality and Risk Management has spiked new interests.
The EHR continues to be an area of interest.