Linda Hyde, RHIA
Linda Hyde, RHIA, is a consultant specializing in coding and classification systems and health data analytics. Hyde was one of the founders of MediQual Systems, a provider of risk adjustment and performance measurement software and consulting solutions to hospitals for more than 20 years.
After the acquisition of MediQual by Cardinal Health/Carefusion, she served in a number of management positions in product development and research. She has an extensive background in health information management (HIM), coding classifications systems, and healthcare data analytics; she has presented and been published on many of these topics.
Hyde’s consulting projects include working with a number of classifications and terminologies including ICD-10-CM/PCS, CPT/HCPCS, LOINC, SNOMED CT, and RxNorm. These projects included education, development of value sets, mapping across terminologies, and submission of new concepts to the terminology stewards. She currently serves as the terminologist for the Gravity Project®, convening stakeholders to develop consensus driven standards on social determinants of health.
Hyde is also an active volunteer for her professional organization at the national and state level. She is currently a member of the AHIMA Advocacy Practice Council and has co-chaired the AHIMA Classifications and Terminology and Quality Initiatives and Secondary Data Use Practice Councils. She was a member of the National Quality Forum (NQF) Expert Panel on Coding Maintenance, which was charged with providing the NQF with recommendations for transitioning quality measures from ICD-9 to ICD-10.
Hyde is also the president of the board of directors for the Rainbow Child Development Center, a non-profit organization providing comprehensive childcare and supportive social services to low income children in Worcester, Massachusetts.