Health Information Manager - DOC - DOC by HC121002141918


									                                         Health Information Manager
                                                Location: Anchorage
                                              Status: Full Time, Exempt
                                                   Salary: $60,000

        Akeela is creating a challenging new position responsible for coordinating health
        information management (HIM) across an integrated system of behavioral health
        substance abuse and mental health services throughout Alaska. This includes
        transition from paper to digital for Akeela’s records management. Position will assure
        Akeela meets accreditation standards, regulations, and especially being Medicaid
        proofed through quality controls and quality assurance practices for file management.
        RHIT or RHIA with Joint Commission experience preferred. Five (5) years HIM
        experience - three (3) of which in a managerial/leadership role. Experience with
        behavioral health substance abuse preferred. Salary DOE

The Health Information/Medical Record (HI) Manager is responsible for coordinating health information management
(HIM) services across the multi-program/facility integrated Akeela agency system. This includes but is not limited to
strategic planning for a plan on the transition from paper to digital for all of Akeela’s records management. The HI
Manager will oversee staff and will assure that Akeela maintains the status of meeting accreditations, regulations, and
especially being Medicaid proofed through quality controls and quality assurance practices for documentation and file
Job Duties:
     Directs the health information management functions of all Akeela programs and facilities to include client file
     Serves as Akeela HIPAA Privacy Officer.
     Responsible for developing, coordinating, and administrating electronic health record/electronic medical record
       system (EHR/EMR) for Akeela.
     Responsible for development of health information management policies and procedures and health information and
       clinical record forms, including documentation requirements, confidentiality, release of information, information
       security, information storage, and record retention.
     Serves as Record Custodian for Akeela.
     Responsible for release of information of Akeela clinical records, including responding to subpoenas and court
       orders for client records.
     Develops and deploys health information management systems and processes as part of Akeela’s overall information
       system plan.
     Monitors health information management systems to include the EHR system and sets Akeela’s documentation
       system standards for data quality and ethical practice.
     Documents and enforces Akeela’s health information management policies and procedures.
     Provides education and training to Akeela employees in areas relevant to health information management policies and
     Provides for clear controls for the quality assurance of Akeela’s master file documentation.
     Responsible for form control and management of health information and clinical record forms/documentation.
     Supports and facilitates programmatic, clinical, administrative, and external data use functions.
     Monitors local, national, and international trends in documentation management for service delivery.
     Monitors changes in legislation and accreditation standards that affect health information management and
       maintains compliancy for federal and state regulations pertaining to health information management.
     Serves as an internal consultant on health information management issues including release of information,
      confidentiality, information security, information storage and retrieval, and record retention as well as authorship
      and authentication of health record documentation, standardization of medical vocabularies, and use of
      classification systems.
     Performs and reports research on topics related to health information management.
     Participates in key organizational teams and assists in developing strategies for Akeela’s health information
      management system.
     Coordinates specialty database requests.
     Participates in ongoing training including technical manuals and trade journals in order to remain proficient in
      current software and hardware,
     Accepts responsibility for tasks not otherwise specified, but which are in the best interest of individuals served or
      the agency.

    Conduct all work with minimal day to day supervision and with the authority to professional assistance from
      outside sources as necessary.
    Direct assigned staff appropriately and provide regular performance reviews of that staff.

Qualifications and Requirements:
     Bachelor of Science degree in Health Record Administration, health information management or a related
      field required. Master's degree preferred.
     Certification as a Registered Health Information Technician or Administrator (RHIT or RHIA) preferred or the
      ability to be certified in the first two years of employment.
     Experience working in all aspects of medical records for behavioral health, specifically including substance
      abuse treatment is preferred.
     A minimum of five (5) years experience working in all aspects of medical records, three (3) of which must be in
      a managerial/leadership role. Also experience in administrative and staff management and project management.
     Knowledge of information systems and healthcare applications in addition to database applications and report
      writing software.
     Strong background with electronic health record (EHR) or electronic medical records (EMR) system
     Knowledge of national accreditation standards and experience participating in accreditation surveys/site reviews of
      health information management and client health records, Joint Commission experience preferred.
     Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information, and to perform assignments with integrity and
     Ability to take initiative and exercise independent judgment, decision-making, and problem-solving expertise.
     Possess an Alaska Driver's license, good driving record and reliable, insured vehicle.
     Ability to follow oral and written instructions, meet deadlines, follow schedules and work independently with minimal
     Ability to communicate effectively in both written and oral form and maintain a positive attitude with persons
      receiving supports, parents/guardians, other staff and professionals, and the public.
     Ability to perform job duties with an emphasis on accident prevention and ability to handle emergency situations in a
      calm and professional manner.
     Ability to complete all required State, agency and team training at the time of employment and annually thereafter.

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