The HIM Industry Today – Karen Patena, MBA, RHIA, FAHIMA

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Karen Patena, MBA, RHIA, FAHIMA

Summary: What does the health information management industry look like today?


It’s becoming more data focused and technology focused. I would say that we’re looking at changes that we see because of the Affordable Care Act, because of changes in the coding systems, we’re moving from ICD9 to ICD10 coding, for example, which is going to change a lot of what we’re doing. It’s focused on delivering care as efficiently as possible and in order to do that you need data. That’s what we’re all about.