ACDIS Selects New Advisory Board members

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The Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists has selected four new association Advisory Board members including Susan Belley, M.Ed., RHIA, CPHQ, Project Manager, 3M HIS Consulting Services in Atlanta; Timothy N. Brundage, MD, Physician Champion, Kindred Hospital North Florida District in Tampa; Fran Jurcak, RN, MSN, CCDS, Director, CDI Practice, Huron Healthcare in Chicago; and Dee Schad, RN, BSN, CCDS, Director Care Coordination and CDI at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville, IN.

We are genuinely pleased to be able to grant ACDIS members a voice in choosing the board,” said ACDIS Director Brian Murphy, CPC.

The Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS), the nation’s only association dedicated to the CDI profession, announced the appointment of four new Advisory Board members to lead and serve the Association’s nearly 3,000 active members through 2014.

This marks the first peer election of ACDIS Advisory Board members since the organization’s founding in 2007. The four new board members were selected via a nomination committee and a vote of the ACDIS membership. The ACDIS Advisory Board will be meeting next at the upcoming 5th Annual ACDIS Conference in May.

“We are genuinely pleased to be able to grant ACDIS members a voice in choosing the board,” said ACDIS Director Brian Murphy, CPC. “The ACDIS Advisory Board plays a pivotal role in leading our organization, and provides expertise and an industry voice for the ACDIS membership and the wider CDI profession while serving ACDIS and the CDI profession with honor and integrity.”

The newly elected board members represent a wide range of industry expertise, from healthcare technology implementation to physician leadership and nursing.

The recent additions include

  •     Susan Belley, M.Ed., RHIA, CPHQ, Project Manager, 3M HIS Consulting Services in Atlanta
  •     Timothy N. Brundage, MD, Physician Champion, Kindred Hospital North Florida District in St. Petersburg
  •     Fran Jurcak, RN, MSN, CCDS, Director, CDI Practice, Huron Healthcare in Chicago
  •     Dee Schad, RN, BSN, CCDS, Director of Care Coordination and CDI at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville, IN

The ACDIS advisory board will be meeting next on May 10th at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego at this year’s 5th Annual ACDIS Conference. Visit the conference web site for more information about the 5th Annual ACDIS Conference, May 10-11 in San Diego, CA.

About ACDIS
The Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists (ACDIS) is a community in which CDI professionals share the latest tested tips, tools, and strategies to implement successful CDI programs and achieve professional growth. ACDIS members believe in the inherent benefit of appropriate and complete medical record documentation on the quality of healthcare. The ACDIS mission is to serve as the premier healthcare community for clinical documentation specialists, providing a medium for education, professional growth, program recognition, and networking.

Since its inception ACDIS has grown to more than 2,700 members with 39 local chapters in 30 states. ACDIS is sponsored by HCPro, Inc., a portfolio company of Halyard Investments, providing information, advice, consulting, and research on healthcare regulation and revenue cycle management.

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