NHHIMA Winter Meeting

Friday, December 6, 2019

7:30 AM - 2:00 PM ET


Please join us for our NHHIMA Winter Meeting

Partake in a day of continuing education and networking!


Your registration includes:

  • Five AHIMA CEU's
  • Breakfast Buffet
  • Door Prizes


Tentative Agenda


7:30 AM - 8:30 AM - Registration, Breakfast, Networking, etc.


8:30 AM - 9:30 AM - Tools to Manage Change - Reducing Barriers to Success
Jay Spitulnik, PhD, CPT
Northeastern University


9:30 AM - 11:45 AM - Mental Health
Chris Stoddard, Psy.D., NCSP
Plymouth State University


11:45 AM - 12:00 PM - Break


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Concurrent Coding: Driving Better Outcomes Through Collaboration
Phil Goyeau
3M Health Information Systems


1:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Legislative Update
Kathy Bizarro-Thunberg, MBA, FACHE and Paula Minnehan
New Hampshire Hospital Association


Volunteer: David Warren



Kathy Bizarro-Thunberg, MBA, FACHE

Kathy Bizarro-Thunberghas been with the New Hampshire Hospital Association (NHHA) since 1985. Kathy is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and served as the President of the Northern New England Association of Healthcare Executives, ACHE Regent for the State of NewHampshire and as a Governor on the ACHE Board of Governors.At NHHA, Kathy works with NH's congressional delegation and the American Hospital Association regarding legislation on the federal agenda that affect health care and hospitals. Her other responsibilities include supporting state advocacy efforts, health policy development, hospital financial reporting, data management, HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), public health issues and hospital emergency preparedness planning. Kathy also oversees the internal financial management of NHHA and the Foundation for Healthy Communities, an affiliate of NHHA.She has an associate of science degree in computer information systems from the New Hampshire Technical Institute (1985),a bachelor of science in health management and policy from the University of New Hampshire (1992) and an MBA in Leadership through Franklin Pierce University (2008).

Phil Goyeau
Phil Goyeau is a Revenue Cycle Consulting Executive with 3M Health Information Systems. With more than 18 years of experience in healthcare quality and hospital operations, he brings a deep knowledge of revenue cycle solutions that enhance coding and reimbursement, maximizes revenue and improves quality outcomes. Phil works with inpatient and outpatient data as a subject matter expert in risk adjustment and methodology; patient safety, performance improvement and preventable hospital services including readmissions, admissions, complications, and avoidable emergency room use. He interactively engages with clients to align data analytics with industry needs and apply data to measure performance with federal and state-level quality improvement mandates, such as DSRIP programs.

Jay Spitulnik, PhD, CPT

Jas has been managing projects and teaching project management, with a focus on change management, in the corporate and academic communities for more than 35 years. Currently, he is an Associate Teaching Professor and Director of the Health Informatics Graduate Programs at Northeastern University. He has managed projects associated with mergers as well as large and small system implementations in a wide variety of industries, most notably healthcare, nuclear energy, financial services, and higher education. Currently, he teaches project management at the graduate level at Northeastern. His teaching is designed for full-time project managers, for those whose project management assignments will only be part of their work, and for anyone who will be managing change initiatives in any type of organization. Jay holds Bachelors and Masters degrees from Boston University and a PhD in Organizational Psychology from Walden University. He is certified as a Green Belt by the American Society for Quality and as a Certified Performance Technologist by the International Society for Performance Improvement. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the New England Chapter of HiMSS.

Chris Stoddard, Psy.D., NCSP
Dr. Chris Stoddardis a core faculty member in the school psychology program at Plymouth State University. A Nationally Certified School Psychologist, Dr. Stoddard has experience working as a school psychologist in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. He has additional experience working in community-based mental health, residential treatment facilities, and private practice. In addition to preparing new school psychologists, he is most passionate about helping systems address the social and emotional wellbeing of school-age boys. He lives in New Hampshire with his wife and two children.



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Continuing Education

CEUs: 5.0


During the week following the meeting, all paid attendees will receive an email with a link to the online evaluation and a CE certificate.


Member: $60

Non-Member: $75




Plymouth State University

28 Highland Street
Heritage Commons in Samuel Reed Hall
Plymouth, NH 03264


Free lots 211 & 212


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