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Susan P. Scully, MS, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, FAHIMA

 

Susan P. Scully, MS, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, FAHIMA, is the director of the health information management at Rowan College at Burlington County in New Jersey. The department has degrees in health IT and Cancer Registry and certificates in Cancer Registry, Coding and Medical Billing. Scully has been actively involved in the New Jersey Health Information Management Association (NJHIMA) for over 25 years, serving in many positions, including three times as President. She is an advocate for students and education. She was a member of the AHIMA Triumph Awards Committee and has worked with the AHIMA Foundation. She facilitated holding a Faculty Development Regional Meeting in New Jersey. She is a speaker on many topics, including coding. Scully is the recipient of the AHIMA Mentor Triumph Award, NJHIMA Distinguished Member Award, and is an AHIMA Fellow.

Position Statement Question

AHIMA’s mission is empowering people to impact health. What distinctive expertise and experience do you have to contribute to AHIMA’s mission?

 

Position Statement Answer

As the director of a health information technology associate degree program, my job is to empower new professionals to ensure that all health records, paper or electronic, are protected, complete, and secure. In addition to those basic concepts of HIM, we now also ensure that they are knowledgeable in new concepts such as data integrity, analytics, informatics, and information governance.

For over 20 years as an educator, I have motivated students to not only pursue HIM as a job, but as a career in which they can have a voice. I challenge students to become members and to participate in the component state association and AHIMA. I actively encourage them to attend quarterly meetings and stand up and introduce themselves and talk to other members. I encourage them to go to the state annual meeting and volunteer to introduce speakers, work the registration desk, and be involved.

It has been a great personal achievement to see students who have actively pursued their goals and become CSA leaders and AHIMA volunteers, committee members, and delegates. I look forward to the opportunity to support the House of Delegates and all of the membership in empowering people to have an impact on health.

 

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