The data collected and stored in our personal health records is one of the most valuable assets within healthcare. This data is used to improve the quality and safety of care, conduct clinical research, evaluate medical treatments and technologies, and guide public health decision-making and funding allocations.
Who are the health professionals responsible for collecting and managing this data? How does this in turn become “health information” and why should we care more about its quality? And with the increased use of technology, how is the privacy, security, and integrity of this data and information maintained?
To help us answer these questions, we are joined by Monique Rasmussen, Regional Director, Coding & Informatics at Providence Health in British Columbia. Monique has more than 27 years of Health Information Management experience and is the current Chair of the Board of the Canadian Health Information Management Association.
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About Monique Rasmussen
Monique is a HIM Professional with more than 27 years of experience in Health Information Management (HIM). Currently she is working as the Regional Director of Coding & Informatics for Providence Healthcare in Vancouver where she oversees a team of Coding professionals, Data Quality Analysts, Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists and Coding Application Specialists. She has worked in many areas of HIM including Registration, Records Management, Transcription and Coding. She holds a CHIM and Clinical Documentation Specialist certification and is currently working on a Masters of Healthcare Administration. She has over 10 years of experience in senior leadership positions. On a personal level she enjoys travelling, sailing and entertaining friends and family.