Dir - Health Information Management

  • MaineHealth
  • Portland, ME, USA
  • Sep 17, 2022
Administration/Operations Healthcare IT

Job Description


  • Position Summary
    • This position is responsible for providing operational subject-matter expertise, leadership, oversight, direction and support for the Health Information Management Department in multiple facilities in the MaineHealth system. The Regional Director will establish strong relationships across each organization, maintaining visibility and fostering a culture focused on quality, operational improvement and accountability. Act as administrator at the regional level of the comprehensive records management program in collaboration with centralized HIM knowledge of retrieval, retention and destruction guidelines for all record sets. Ensures the department functions in compliance with licensing and accreditation standards and institutional goals and objectives of the facility. Consults and advises on compliance with the HIPAA Privacy Standards and reasonable safeguards to ensure patient privacy and may serve as facility Privacy Officer. Work is diversified and requires the application of independent judgment in developing approaches and techniques for the solution of problems.
  • Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
    • Education: Masters Degree preferred.
    • License/Certifications:  Active AHIMA credentials required.   Credentialed as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) or Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) by the American Health Information Management Association or eligible and credentialed within 1 year of employment.
    • Experience: Seven or more years’ experience in a health information management environment, including direct supervision and staff development.
    • Prior experience with the Joint Commission and CMS Guidelines including the Conditions of Participation and, when applicable, guidelines for Critical Access Hospitals required.
    • Experience/knowledge of Epic, electronic health record (eHR) modules and interoperability for optimization and added value for patients, providers, and business associates.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of HIPAA privacy and security requirements and experience as a Privacy Officer
    • Knowledge of state and federal medical release of information and portability guidelines.
    • Ability to interpret and execute MaineHealth policies, procedures and to effectively organize and manage a large Health Information Management Department. Assists in the establishment of policies and/or systems that encourage cross-boundary collaboration.
    • Assists in the management and execution of large corporate contracts.
    • Understands how economic, social and political factors impact the organization.
    • Ability to execute large projects; balance collecting data, conduct cost-benefits analyses to ensure informed decision making.
    • Highly developed interpersonal verbal and written communication skills to deal productively with customers.
    • Knowledge of budgets for Revenue Cycle Management, human resource issues to include policies/procedures, seasoned management skills, and financial practices.
    • Knowledge of medical center wide operations.
    • Knowledge of hospital and physician billing and coding practices.
Additional Information 

MaineHealth was ranked a Best-In-State Employer in 2021 and one of America’s Best Large Employers in 2022 by Forbes!

MaineHealth is a not-for-profit integrated health system whose vision is, “Working together so our communities are the healthiest in America.”  MaineHealth consists of nine local health systems, a comprehensive behavioral health care network, diagnostic services, home health agencies, and 1,700 employed clinicians working together through the MaineHealth Medical Group. With approximately 22,000 care team members, MaineHealth provides preventive care, diagnosis and treatment to 1.1 million residents in Maine and New Hampshire. Learn more about our system at mainehealth.org

At MaineHealth, we offer benefits that support an individual's needs for today and flexibility to plan for tomorrow. Our packages include health and dental insurances, paid parental leave, retirement program, generous paid time off, and much more! Our comprehensive array of benefits are competitive, affordable, and include choices that meet specific, but ever changing, needs.

With a career at any of the MaineHealth locations, you’ll be working with health care professionals that truly value the people around them – both within the walls of the organization and the neighborhoods that surround it. We are deeply invested in the well-being of our communities and care team members. We believe in fostering a work environment of strong commitment, compassionate caring and continuous improvement. Join us, and your abilities will be challenged and enhanced as you take your career to a new level.


Additional Information

MaineHealth is a health system whose members and affiliates include hospitals, physician practices, long-term care facilities, home care agencies, and support services. Learn more about this system at www.mainehealth.org