WHIMA Health IT and Analytics Workshop

April 5, 2018
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM CT

As healthcare becomes more data-driven, organizations will seek health data analysts who understand how to interpret and provide value to data and analytics. In this Health IT and Analytics workshop, you will learn from experts working in healthcare analytics IT at Aspirus Health. You will learn what tools are used in data analytics, the skills an HIM professional needs to work in the field of data analytics, and the need for an information governance plan.

Who should attend?
HIM Managers, AHIMA Credentialed Professionals, and anyone with an interest in learning more about analytics in healthcare.


2 CEU’s – AHIMA – Technology
1.5 CEU’s – HIMSS

This educational event is provided through a partnership with Mid-State Technical College’s Health Information Management program and Aspirus Health in conjunction with The University of Wisconsin Health Information Management and Technology program.  As a result of this partnership, the educational event has been approved for two (2) continuing education units for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of AHIMA as well as up to 1.5 continuing education (CE) hours for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the Certified Professional in Healthcare Information & Management Systems (CPHIMS) and the Certified Associate in Healthcare Information & Management Systems (CAHIMS) offered through the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).   

*Refreshments provided

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM- Analytics in Healthcare
Adam Kettner

This session will provide an overview of Aspirus analytics environment/teams, tools used, skills looked for in a potential employee, and future data governance plans.

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM – The Role of an Analyst in Healthcare IT
Ashley Downing and Melissa Konicek

This session will focus on explaining the many facets of where analysts can be found in Healthcare IT. We will be walking through a day in the life scenario so that you can understand the job role and what accountabilities analysts have. We will also be taking a look at how someone can apply the skills they already possess into these roles and find the perfect career for them.


Adam Kettner

Adam Kettner

Adam Kettner has 17+ years of analytics IT experience with 12 years of healthcare analytics IT experience. His current roles at Aspirus are Application Lead – IT Analytics team, Data Warehouse Architect, ETL Administrator and Business Intelligence Developer.

Ashley Downing

Ashley Downing

Ashley Downing is an Application Lead within the Clinical Informatics department at Aspirus, Inc. where she has worked professionally for almost 11 years. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree from the College of St. Scholastica majoring in HIM with a CIS minor. Ashley has worked with EHRs for over 14 years and is excited to give attendees a glance into the Healthcare IT world that she lives in every day.

Melissa Konicek

Melissa Konicek

Melissa Konicek has been with Aspirus, Inc. for a little over 20 years.  Melissa started with Aspirus in the therapy department as their Administrative Assistant.  Over the years, Melissa grew with Aspirus, working her way up to Office Coordinator, then Rehab Services Technology Coordinator.  She then was transitioned into the Information Technology Department in October, 2014 as an Application Analyst.  Melissa was promoted to a Senior Application Analyst in July, 2016 and most recently promoted to Application Lead for the Ancillary Team and the EHR Technical Teams in January, 2018.  Melissa had started her IT career back in 1995 where she was doing an IT internship for a large manufacturing company in Milwaukee, working in their Information Technology Department on their Help Desk.  Melissa is also a Certified Associate in Healthcare Information and Management Systems.  Melissa enjoys spending time with her family, watching her boys grow and becoming young men, boating, camping, team building and having fun in general.  Melissa is married, has 2 sons and 2 dogs.


Mid-State Technical College
1001 Centerpoint Drive
Stevens Point, WI 54481

Room: Community Engagement Rooms 634/635 (CE634/CE635)


WHIMA Member – $20
Non-Member – $25
Student Member – $10

Group Discounts:

  • WHIMA Offers discounted rates to Members and Non-Members if the criteria are met:
    • If 3 or more WHIMA Members register together for the same type of conference pass, you will receive a discount of 5% for each WHIMA Member.
    • If 3 or more Non-Members register together for the same type of conference pass, you will receive a discount of 5% for each Non-Member.
  • Student Members are not eligible for group discounts.

Group discounts are only available when all registrants are registered at the same time, on the same registration. Discounts are automatically reflected once three registrants are added to a single registration


  • Full refund less a 15% processing fee for any cancellations prior to one week before the educational event
  • Full refund less a 50% processing fee for any cancellations within 7 days of the educational event
  • Full refund for any cancellations due to emergency
    • Cancellations due to emergency must be submitted in writing to the WHIMA Executive Office
    • Full refund for cancellations due to emergency must be approved by the President
  • Substitutions are allowed

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Online registration will close at 11:59 PM CT April 2, 2018.

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