CLAUDIA TESSIER


Some Speaking Engagements


AHIMA Clinical Coding Meeting, New Orleans

  • Expanding the Coding Workforce, June 2014


AHDI ACE 2013, Orlando FL
  • Aug 1: EHRs: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
  • Aug 2: Clinical Documentation Improvement Programs


AHDI-NEMA 2013, Allentown PA
  • Nov 2: ICD-10-CM/PCS and Medical Transcription: The Perfect Match!

Claudia Tessier RHIA MEd


CURRENT ROLES
  • Claudia Tessier LLC: Consultant, speaker, author: healthcare documentation, health informatics, EHR/EMR, mHealth, PHR, coding, executive leadership, and more.
  • Co-Founder, Coding for Healthcare Professionals (online course)
  • Member, HIM Advisory Board, The College of Healthcare Professions, Houston TX

FORMER POSITIONS
  • US Manager, ID Information and Documentation in Healthcare, Berlin, Germany 
  • Vice President, Medical Records Institute, Boston MA
  • President, mHealth Initiative, Boston MA
  • Executive Director, MoHCA (Mobile Healthcare Alliance), Washington DC
  • CEO, American Association for Medical Transcription (AAMT), Modesto CA
  • Assistant Professor of Medical Records Administration, University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago, and University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
  • Assistant Medical Records Director, US Public Health Service Hospital, Nassau Bay TX
  • Ensign, US Public Health Service, Baltimore MD
  • Medical Transcriptionist, Dictation West, San Francisco and Riverside CA
  • Administrative Assistant, NE Educational Service, US Air Force Base, Wiesbaden Germany
  • Assistant to the Dean, School of Behavioral and Social Sciences, San Francisco State University
  • Administrative Assistant to Chief of Pediatrics, Mount Zion Hospital, San Francisco 
  • Secretary to Physician-in-Chief, Children's Hospital, Boston                                               

FORMER VOLUNTEER LEADERSHIP POSITIONS
  • Member, HIM Advisory Board, Fisher College, Boston MA
  • Co-Chair, ASTM E31.25 Workgroup on Continuity of Care Record 
  • Vice Chair, American National Standards Institute, Health Informatics Standard Board
  • Member, US Delegation to ISO TC215 Healthcare Informatics Committee 
  • Chair, Ad hoc Task Group on Mobile/Wireless Devices, ISO TC215 
  • Chair, ASTM E31 Committee on Health Informatics 
  • Co-chair, Consensus Workgroup on Health Information Capture and Report Generation 
  • Advisory Board Member, Health Care Industry Access Initiative 
  • Member, mHealth Regulatory Coalition Chair, Advisory Board, Medical Records Institute 
  • Founder and Chair, ASTM E.31 Subcommittee on Medical Transcription 
  • Chair, Transcription Task Group, CORBAmed, OMG 
  • AAMT Representative, Computer-based Patient Record Institute    
  • Chair, Certification Commission, American Society of Association Executives (ASAE)
  • President, Northern California Society of Association Executives  

PRESENTATIONS and PUBLICATIONS
  • Expanding the Coding Workforce, AHIMA Clinical Coding Meeting, June 2014, New Orleans, L
  • ICD-10-CM/PCS and Medical Transcription: The Perfect Match, November 2013, AHDI-NEMA, Allentown PA
  • EHRs: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, August 2013, AHDI ACE, Orlando FL
  • "Chapter 3: The mHealth Stakeholder," mHealth: From Smartphones to Smart Systems,HIMSS, 2012
  • Management and Security of Health Information on Mobile Devices, AHIMA, 2010
  • The Surgical Word Book, 3rd edition, Elsevier Publishers, St. Louis, MO, 2005 (4th edition in preparation)
  • The AAMT Book of Style for Medical Transcription, 1st edition, AAMT, Modesto CA 1995
  • Numerous articles and presentations nationally and internationally on healthcare documentation, medical coding, EHRs, PHRs, CCR, mHealth, health informatics standards, and more


ACADEMIC DEGREES and PROFESSIONAL DESIGNATIONS
  • MEd, Allied Health Education, University of Houston, 1981
  • BA, Health Education, San Francisco State University, 1971
  • AS, Medical Secretarial Science, Fisher Junior College, 1964
  • Registered Healthcare Information Administrator (RHIA), AHIMA, 1979-present
  • Certified Association Executive (CAE), ASAE, 1989-2007
  • Certified Medical Transcriptionist (CMT), AAMT, 1983 - 2000

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
  • AHIMA, American Health Information Management Association        
  • Women Business Leaders in Healthcare

AWARDS
  • 2008 AHDI Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award (Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity, formerly AAMT)
  • 2007 ASTM Appreciation Award for Work on CCR (Continuity of Care Record)