Health Information Data Integrity Specialist

Aurora Health Care

Introduction:

At Aurora Health Care we pride ourselves on taking care of our people. And not just our patients—we mean you, too. We help each other live well. When you work at Aurora, you get the chance to work with a dedicated team that’s as passionate about the work as you are. Here, you’ll find limitless opportunities for ongoing learning, career advancement, competitive compensation and a stable work environment. But more than that, you have the opportunity to change lives—including your own.

Job Description:

Come join our amazing Health Information Management Team as a Health Information Data Integrity Specialist!  We are hiring at Aurora Sinai Medical Center:  945 N. 12th St. Milwaukee, WI 53233 as well as at Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center: 2900 W. Oklahoma Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53215

Here is what you will do……

  • Maintain patient identity and health record integrity through analytical, investigational skills and multiple tools to piece together the patient story and independently determines, coordinates and executes action needed to remediate identity and documentation discrepancies.  Analyze possible person matches identified within the EHR by comparing data fields in each potential match using the established criteria and procedures to determine whether or not there is a duplicate record.
  • Navigate multiple computer systems and applications to maintain the integrity of the Electronic Health Record (EHR) to support patient care, patient safety, privacy and revenue cycle.
  • Merge patients timely and accurately following the established procedures.  Makes sure to work the various ‘possible person match’ reports in priority order.  Analyze potential overlays (two different patients’ information on the same record) using critical thinking and knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, disease processes, and medications.  Execute appropriate procedures to ensure all histories, allergies, medications, documentation are on the correct patient record.  Use critical thinking to assist others with or perform chart correction using chart correction tools and tracking module in the EHR per the established procedure.
  • Run reports to provide feedback, statistics and graphs to various departments and individuals on the errors created and resolved to demonstrate improvement or the need for improvement in order to avoid future duplicates.
  • Serve as a liaison to the Privacy Officer to assist in the investigation of privacy case due to identity issues.  Work with Loss Prevention and other involved parties when Identity Theft/Fraud has been identified, following the appropriate procedures established.

Required Qualifications:

  • Health Information Administrator (RHIA) registration issued by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), or Health Information Technician (RHIT) registration issued by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
  • Associate’s Degree in Health Information Management or related field.
  • Typically requires 5 years of experience in medical records, coding, and/or transcription, including experience in a complex health care setting.
  • Medical Terminology and excellent understanding of diseases and conditions.  Excellent verbal, listening, and written communication skills.

 

Diversity and inclusion matters at Aurora.  We celebrate our differences and nurture an environment where everyone feels included.  We know that when we reflect the communities we serve, when we embrace differences and bring our whole selves to work every day, we are working as one to build a healthier tomorrow for everyone.  Aurora supports a safe, healthy and drug-free work environment through criminal background checks and pre-employment drug testing.  We maintain a smoke-free environment at all our locations.  We are an equal opportunity employer.

Instructions for Resume Submission:

Please send your resume directly to chiara.caruthers@aurora.org for consideration.