CHIMA 2019 Data Integrity Summit

Friday, November 8, 2019

8:00 AM - 3:30 PM


8:00-8:30 Registration and Networking


8:30-8:45 Welcome and Introductions
Mackenzie Higgins, RHIA Just Associates, Inc.


8:45-9:30 Quality Metrics in the Health Information Exchange
Details how CORHIO has approached creating quality metrics for both inbound data through partnership and within the HIE as data is aggregated.

Karla Mills, MBA, MS

CE: 1 hour - Performance Improvement


9:45-10:30 Merging HIM Data Management Proficiencies in Medical Device Manufacturing
Health Information Management continues to fill more nontraditional roles in the healthcare industry. How do the data management skills of an HIM professional bridge in the medical device manufacturing environment? The topics of documentation and regulatory standards, record retention and electronic product lifecycle management (PLM) systems will be discussed.


Lauren Clatterbuck, RHIT

CE: 1 hour – External Forces


10:45 – 11:30 Mergers/Acquisitions - MPI Integrity and Error Reconciliation Strategies
In today's healthcare environment, there continues to be a ground swell of mergers, acquisitions and affiliation arrangements. Along with an inordinate amount of operational considerations that emerge, there is also the important issue of combining master patient index (MPI) data into a single source system. Careful planning and extensive testing and validation will ensure post-conversion data quality issues, patient safety concerns and operational inefficiencies are avoided or are at least kept to a minimum. Come hear about considerations and best-practice strategies that will go a long way in minimizing MPI quality degradation.

Karen Proffitt, MHIIM, RHIA, CHP, VP Industry Relations/CPO
Just Associates, Inc.

Jessica Bock, Identity Manager
Just Associates, Inc.

CE: 1 hour - Technology


11:30-12:30 Lunch


12:30-1:15 Accessing Health Information for Reportable Infectious Diseases in Colorado
Explore data collection and usage for reportable communicable conditions—what types of data are collected under what authority and why.

Kristy Champion, MPH
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment


CE – 1 hour – Performance Improvement


1:30 – 2:15 Identity 2020

What kind of things we are going to see with Data Integrity and Identity in 2020 and beyond.


Grant Landsbach, RHIA, CHDA, MSHA
SCL Health


CE – 1 hour - Technology


2:15-3:30 Open Discussion
Bring your challenges and seek advice or share your unique experiences and successes in this open group discussion with your fellow HIM professionals.

CE – 1 hour – Performance Improvement


Karla Mills, MBA, MS


Karla Mills is the Quality Assurance Director at the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization (CORHIO) where she is responsible for directing quality activities to ensuring the sustainability and stability of the state's largest health information exchange network. Karla also manages and directs the IT Service Management processes within the HIE, including Change Management and Configuration Management. Prior to her role at CORHIO, Karla worked as a nuclear medicine technologist at two Denver-area health systems. Karla received a Master of Business Administration degree in Health Care and a Master of Science degree in Information Systems from the University of Colorado at Denver.


Lauren Clatterbuck, RHIT


Lauren Clatterbuck fills dual roles as a Document Controller and a Records and Information Management Coordinator in medical device manufacturing for Jabil in Monument, Colorado. Lauren has previous experience working in Health Information Management for a Denver area hospital. She is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She also has an Associate in Applied Science Health Information Technology degree from Arapahoe Community College in Littleton, Colorado. Lauren holds the (RHIT) Registered Health Information Technician credential and will sit for the (RHIA) Registered Health Information Administrator exam in 2020. She resides in Colorado Springs with her husband and two cats, Junebug and Vernon.


Karen Proffitt, MHIIM, RHIA, CHP


Over the past three decades, Karen has held numerous HIM leadership positions in various hospitals and health systems. In her current role as VP of Industry Relations for Just Associates, she advocates for improving healthcare data quality, works with the best and brightest in the EMPI space and assists clients with strategic and operational MPI management consulting. Throughout her career, she has been an active member of AHIMA and has held numerous HIM State board positions including past president of THIMA.


Jessica Bock


Jessy is an Identity Manager at Just Associates, a consulting firm specializing in data integrity solutions. While at JA, she has worked with numerous health care facilities aiding in EMPI/MPI maintenance and data reconciliation projects across the country. Ms. Bock is a member of the Colorado Health Information Management Association as well as a member of the Technology Committee. She is currently seeking her bachelor's degree in Health Information Management at the college of St. Scholastica with an anticipated graduation date of May 2021.


Kristy Champion, MPH


Kristy Champion is an Infectious Disease Epidemiologist & Surveillance Officer for the Active Bacterial Core surveillance (ABCs) program at Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. Her work focuses on data management of five invasive bacterial diseases, utilizing analytic software, laboratory data, and multiple EHR systems such as Epic. Kristy has 15 years of experience in public health and data analytics, working in research, disease control, HIPAA compliance, and IT project management for the development and implementation of business intelligence software. She received her master's in public health from the Indiana University Fairbanks School of Public Health.


Grant Landsbach, RHIA, CHDA, MSHA


Grant has worked in the Health Information Management and Technology field for 13 years. He holds an (RHIA) Registered Health Information Administrator credential and an (MHSA) Masters in Health Services Administration degree both from Regis University. He also recently passed and earned his (CHDA) Certified Heath Data Analyst credential as well. Grant has served in many roles during his career and is currently the System Manager for Data Governance & Interoperability with SCL Health based in Denver, Colorado. Grant has been a member of the (AHIMA) American Health Information Management Association and the Health Information Systems Society for a number of years also having served on numerous practice councils and committees with the aforementioned organizations and serving as the (CHIMA) Colorado American Health Information Management Association chapter president for two terms.



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Continuing Education

CEUs: 6.0


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


AHIMA Member: $40


Non-Member: $40


Student: $30


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Denver, CO 80218


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