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October 7 @ 1:00pm Virtual

Sharing global HIM experiences in a pandemic

Speakers: Dr. Guillermo Paluzie, Ph.D., MD, Chief Medical Officer, Maresme and La Selva Health Corporation & Marci MacDonald, CHIM, Membership Chair, International Federation of Health Information Management Associations

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.

Marci MacDonald, CHIM

Marci MacDonald is the immediate past president and current membership chair of the International Federation of Health Information Management Associations (IFHIMA).  

Marci is involved with various educational, ministry, and professional organizations, including the former Ontario Health Information Management Association (OHIMA), where she was president. Marci is also on many task teams and committees at provincial, federal and international levels. 

Recently, Marci retired after a career in health information management in both Alberta and Ontario. She has been a long-standing member of the Canadian Health Information Management Association (CHIMA), contributed to two of CHIMA’s educational publications, and served as a director for the board. 

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.