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Director Health Information Programs and Services

The Director of Health Information Programs and Services manages the development, implementation, and evaluation of departmental programs and services. The Director is the primary consultant for all HIS departments operational planning, implementing organizational changes, training and collaborative problem solving to facilitate the organization's strategic goals.Education requirements:Masters or Advanced Degree in health-related fieldExperience requirements:Job related experience in a variety of healthcare delivery systemsFamiliar with MSOffice applications, Meditech, personal computer, printer and standard office equipment2-5 years job related experience in Health InformationPrior management experience, preferably at a Director or Management levelQualifications:Current certification as an RHIT or RHIA (Registered Health Information Technician or Registered Health Information AdministratorResponsibilities:Manages the development, implementation, and evaluation of departmental programs and services.Directs, manages and tracks projects and processes, including areas of electronic record planning and scanning implementation and other components.Documents current processes, develops training and education to enable scanning implementation.Develops goals and objectives for the department(s) and specialty product lines that are in alignment with the organizational mission, vision, policy and operational goals as necessary.Develops and/or establishes benchmarks aligned with industry standards for HIS services as required.Coordinates operation planning, projects, and priorities with the Vice President Medical Affairs and HIS DirectorServes as the liaison with hospital departments and system related to Health Information in planning and process improvement toward improved information compatibility and availability for patient care where neededProvides advise and counsel for KH campus HIS processes including record security, ROI, HIPAA and legal requirements to HIS Director or designee for optimal overall operational activity as requiredServes as the HIPAA Privacy Officer and resource on regulations, laws and ROI. Initiates and facilitates privacy awareness within the organizationIdentifies potential opportunities for improvement within HIS systems and operations to reduce duplication, improve internal work flow and enhance departmental operations and complianceExplores and pursues opportunities to continue professional education, e.g. conferences, professional association affiliations, journals, etc.Identifies opportunities for and/or develops training programs to enhance overall HIS effectiveness within the organizationDevelops and coordinates Medicare (RAC) Recovery Audit Contractor ProgramDevelops, manages and evaluates the Red Flag Identity Theft ProgramDevelops, manages and coordinates the storage and retention planDirects or serves on committees as requiredProvide operational reports/assignments as directed
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