Hospital News

J.C. Blair Recognizes Health Information and Technology Professionals

J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital celebrated Health Information and Technology Week, November 6-12, 2011. The focus of Health Information and Technology Week is to raise awareness and celebrate the evolution of HIM and HIT professionals, and the benefits of their profession working collectively to deliver quality healthcare through quality information. This year’s event was themed, “Accurate Health Information for Care YOU Trust.”

J.C. Blair Health Information Management and Information Technology Department staff includes back row (l-r) Linda Brumbaugh, Gene Stosch, Susan Juarez, Tracey Handy
Anne Glunt, Janet Figard, Annette Bauer; front row (l-r) Karen Kauffman, Julie Arnold,
DeLinda Bennett, Joyce Ieraci, Carol Eckey. Absent from the photo: Rusty Davis, Joy Merritts, Amy Gembinski, Andrea Corbin, Tamika Johnson and Raeann Grove.

The health information management (HIM) and health information technology (HIT) professionals play an integral role in today’s rapidly evolving healthcare industry. Because of the numerous complexities within the current healthcare landscape, well trained and technologically sound HIM and HIT professionals are very important for the efficient organization and management of health information. It is because of these professionals that the healthcare industry will continue to grow and advance in patient care and safety.

For more information about Health Information and Technology Week, visit the American Health Information Management Association’s website at www.ahima.org