Hear from a diverse, international panel of speakers as they share insights and lessons learned from adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic. This panel will discuss how HIM practices have been re-prioritized and re-defined around the world.
The International Federation of Health Information Management Associations (IFHIMA), is a global HIM association with World Health Organization (WHO) official relations. IFHIMA will share how their focus has changed, and how their member nations are gearing up for ICD-11.
Dr. Guillermo Paluzie, PhD, MD Guillermo Paluzie has a Ph.D. in public health. Since 2003, he has been chief medical information officer (CMIO) at the Maresme and La Selva Health Corporation. He has responsibility in a broad sense of the development of the clinical history, the activity of the documentalists, and performs the analysis of the data derived from the health care activity, in addition to being responsible for data protection in the corporation.
Previously, Guillermo’s work has focused on the field of epidemiological research on cardiovascular diseases and participating in international research projects such as the WHO MONICA Project. Over the last ten years, he has been the director of the master of medical documentation at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain). He is the representative of the Spanish Society of Documentationalists (SEDOM) of IFHIMA and is a member of the IFHIMA executive board acting as regional director for Europe for one year.
Mandy Burns, Fellow IHRIM Mandy Burns is the CEO of the Institute of Health Records & Information Management (IHRIM), which delivers the National Clinical Coding Qualification (NCCQ). Her day job is head of patient services, covering data quality, clinical coding, and health records in a large National Health Service (NHS) organization.
Mandy has over 30 years of experience within health services, predominately in the health informatics environment. Mandy has worked in acute, specialist, community, and general NHS organizations. She has held various roles spanning health records, transcription, outpatients (nursing and admin), child health, information governance, data quality, clinical coding, domestics/building management, and other administrative services.
Mandy has been part of the Federation for Informatics Professionals (FEDIP) since its conception and has been a member of the FEDIP board for approximately five years. Mandy is also the UK national director for the International Federation of Health Information Management Associations (IFHIMA) and supports them through working groups and representation at conferences and congresses worldwide.
Lorraine Fernandes, B.S., RHIA Lorraine Fernandes is an international and domestic thought leader. She is an accomplished author and respected public speaker on topics related to the role of technology and data in healthcare transformation. Lorraine is the 2019-2022 president of the International Federation of Health Information Management Associations (IFHIMA) and co-author of two IFHIMA whitepapers addressing governance and privacy. Lorraine is the recipient of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) 2013 Pioneer Award and 1998 Discovery Award, and California Health Information Association (CHIA) 2002 Distinguished Member Award.