HIMs In Action: An Analyst Perspective

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An Analyst Perspective
Bojay Hansen, CHIM
Current Role
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Strategic Analyst at North York General Hospital
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Program focus in the Department of Medicine.
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Work collaboratively with staff, physicians and program
leaders providing evidence based decision making by
leveraging health information.
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Relationships:
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Research:
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Literature review (remain current - NGM,JAMA,BMJ,)
Participate in productions of white papers and research projects.
Remain current on all thing HIM/DS (CIHI, UMNO, eCHIMA)
Development
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Know your client/know your business
Become a part of the clinical teams
Attend committee and project meetings
Technical proficiencies in program languages (SQL,VB,DB2,etc.)
Using various reporting tools (Cognos BI, Crystal, SAS) and
mapping software (GIS)
Presentations, Executive Summaries, and Business Cases
Collaboration
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Work with local and regional partners to develop and participate
in standardize reporting and special projects
Work within the DS/HIM team to achieve internal goals and
support broader corporate projects
Career Path
Education / Certification
Motivation / Aspiration
Health Information Specialist
Program Support Partner
Strategic Health Care Analyst
Participation
Growth and Opportunities
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Decision Support Specific
– Decisions and funding increasingly linked to health information and performance
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Increase use of the Heath Record as the billing record
– Near Real time / Predictive Analytics (see the future)
– Tell a story with data (go beyond the number)
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Degree, Masters, Advanced Certification
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Mathematics & Statistics
Finance
IT
Research/Publication
Project Management / Quality Improvement / Risk Management
Increase Visibility, Understanding and intake of the Profession
– We need more HIM’s stepping up into Leadership roles
– We need to expand our membership to integrate more multidisciplinary professionals
– HIM should not be found by accident
– **Between 6,200 – 12,200 More HI & HIM Professionals Needed by 2019

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