Vicki Bennett, CHIM, FAIDH, CHIA
Unit Head, Metadata and METeOR Unit
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
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Deneice Marshall, BS, MS, Dipl.Ed, RHIA
HIM Coordinator Barbados Community College
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Babale Garba Nafada
Assistant Director HIM Service
University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Borno State
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Sharon Campbell, BSc (HIM), MHAdmin, CHIM
IFHIMA Regional Director,
Dr. Guillermo Paluzie, MD, PhD
IFHIMA Regional Director, Europe
Chief of HIM Unit
Corporacio de Salut del Maresme, La Selva.
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Ahmed Alhatlan, CPHIMS, CHIM, CSP, GRCP
IFHIMA Regional Director, Eastern Mediterranean
Lorraine M. Fernandes, RHIA
Immediate Past President and Communication Chair
Lorraine Fernandes is an international and domestic thought leader, accomplished author and respected public speaker on topics related to the role of technology and data in healthcare transformation. Lorraine is co-author of two IFHIMA whitepapers addressing governance and privacy. Lorraine is recipient of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) 2013 Pioneer Award and 1998 Discovery Award, and California Health Information Association (CHIA) 2002 Distinguished Member Award.
Lorraine has in-depth knowledge about information/data governance and data exchange from a healthcare organizational and jurisdictional perspective. Additionally, she has expertise in patient/consumer/person, provider and citizen identification related to citizen-centric services, population health, electronic health records and customer satisfaction.
Lorraine is an independent consultant specializing in information and data governance. Previously she was Global Healthcare Ambassador for IBM Analytics, specializing in information integration and governance. She has held numerous managerial and strategic roles at healthcare organizations.
Vicki Bennett, CHIM, FAIDH, CHIA
Vicki is the Head of the Metadata, Information Management and Classifications Unit at the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, where she has held a number of different roles over the past 15 years. She is on the Board of the Health Information Management Association of Australia.
Vicki has a degree in Health Information Management, and a Master’s in Health Informatics, and has had a diverse career both domestically and internationally. She has worked extensively across the Pacific over the past 20 years and has been appointed as an Advisor to the Pacific Health Information Network Board.
She has also lectured at a range of Australian universities and is passionate about ensuring that good health information is used to improve health outcomes for all.
Marci MacDonald, CHIM
Marci is a Health Information Management Professional, whose career has involved working in the provinces of Alberta and Ontario, Canada, – employed in management positions in corrections, community and teaching hospitals. She has served on the Boards of and has worked with many health information management and related groups. Namely the Utilization Managers of Ontario, the Ontario Health Information Management Association, the Board of the Canadian Health Information Management Association, the Council on Education for CHIMA. Additional support to education involved serving on Advisory Committees with George Brown College and Ryerson University, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and is a co-author of two Canadian HIM textbooks, “Fundamentals of Health Information Management” (second edition 2013) and “The Canadian Health Information Management Lifecycle” (2017). She has also been involved in multiple provincial and federal initiatives, including privacy, clinical data quality and various Ministry of Health client registry initiatives.
Babale Garba Nagada, FHIM,FHISM,FIIM
Regional Director, Africa
Babale Garba Nafada a prospective PhD Student of Babcock University,Ilishan-Reno,North-West, Nigeria.He has MSc (s) in Information Technology, Industrial and labor relations as well as in Health Planning and Management. Babale was appointed as a Board Member of Nigerias HIM Regulatory Body (Health Records Officers Registration Board of Nigeria) from 2003-2009. He headed HIM Department in a Tertiary Health Institution for 17 years (2000-2017) with a staff strength of about 140. During his tenure as head of HIM Department, he served as the Secretary Research and Ethics Committee, University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, North-East,Nigeria. As an IFHIMA Regional Director for Africa Babale is currently leading an IFHIMA Developing Nation(DN) Pillar workgroup survey across the globe He’s been doing a lot of freelancing HIM activities for accreditation bodies like National Board for Technical Education ,Health Records Officers Registration Board of Nigeria. He has published more than 10 articles both empirical and position papers in local and academic international journals.As a HIM lecturer, Babale taught National and Higher National Diploma Students on Operations Research, Health Planning/Management and Computer Science. In July 2020, Babale was appointed the Provost of a private College of Health Sciences and Technology for 13 month. Presently, he is the head of National Health Insurance Records Unit at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital,North-West,Nigeria.
Deneice Marshall, B.S., M.S., Dip.Ed, RHIA
Ms.Deneice Marshall is the President and Co-Founder of the Barbados Health Information Management Association (BHIMA), which was established in 2013. Deneice is also the International Federation of Health Information Management Associations (IFHIMA) Director for the Americas and the assigned IFHIMA Lead for the Education, Training & Research Pillar. Deneice is the Health Information Management (HIM) Program Coordinator/Instructor in the Division of Health Sciences at the Barbados Community College, a position she has held since 2009. Deneice has conducted health information management consultancies as a Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Advisor for several Ministries of Health in the Caribbean. Her research interests focus on HIM and information technology education challenges in developing countries. She is highly active in community outreach activities and enjoys mentoring her students, travelling, hiking and stand-up paddle boarding.
Guillermo Paluzie, MD, PhD
Regional Director, Europe
Guillermo currently works for the Corporació de Salut del Maresme i la Selva (CSMS), Calella (Spain)as Chief of Medical Information Officer since 2003 and as part of the Chief Medical Officer team. In addition, he is the Corporate Coordinator of Data Protection since 2018. He is responsible for the broad sense of the clinical history in all his supports, of the activity of the coders and performs the corporate analysis of the clinical data. Coordinate the development of the CSMS’s electronic clinical history as a bridge between clinical services and the IT department. He is doctor and has a PhD in Public Health. Since 2020 he is Director for Europe of The International Federation of Health Information Management Associations (IFHIMA), co-director of the X Master of Medical Documentation, 2019-2020 (Autonomous University of Barcelona) and member of the Technical Commission on Clinical Documentation of the Department of Health (Autonomous Government of Catalonia). Guillermo’s current lines of research are Familial Hypercholesterolemia, Smart-Data, Digital Health, Decision-Making Support Systems, Health App Evaluation.
Regional Director, Western Pacific
Sharon has a broad range of experience in the health, business and education sectors over 25 years which has provided extensive knowledge and skills to undertake many different roles, including a knowledge of management, quality, risk, clinical classification, Casemix, administrative and hospital management and change management. Sharon has a good working knowledge of health systems, and how they function in Australia and internationally, having consulted at an international level.
Sharon currently works within private health insurance and also sessionally lectures at Curtin University into the Masters of Health Administration. Sharon has course coordinated across two universities in the Health Information Management program being Curtin University and La Trobe University.
An undergraduate degree in Health Information Management (Curtin University) and a Masters of Management of Health Services (Curtin University) and additionally a Graduate certificate in Health Data Auditing and Integrity (La Trobe University) is held. Sharon is looking to enrol in a PhD in 2023 with the department of Health Economics and Data Analytics (Curtin University). Certified Health Information Management (CHIM) status is also held (HIMAA).
Sharon has contributed to international publications through IFHIMA and other publications within Australia including consultations at an industry level. Sharon has participated in and run a number of committees, two current ones being the HIMAA Accreditation Council and as Convenor of the Privacy and Security Community of Practice. Sharon also participates in the HIMAA HIM-Interchange Journal Committee. Other activities that Sharon has participated in includes the delivery of industry relevant podcasts through HIMAA. Delivery of presentations has occurred at a number of conferences over the last few years and also authoring of papers.
Sharon has a passion for the Health Information Management industry and mentoring and helping others to achieve good outcomes in their careers.
Hozisah Markam, Dr, M, KM
Regional Director, Southeast Asia
Associate Professor in Health Information Management, Faculty of Health Science, Universitas Esa Unggul, Indonesia
Hosizah is the Head of HIM Study Program Faculty of Health Science Universitas Esa Unggul Indonesia. She was one of the founders and the first chairman of Indonesian Higher Education for Health Information Management Association (APTIRMIKI) in 2011-2016. Previously, she was also the board of The Indonesian Professional on Medical Records and Health Information Association (PORMIKI) in 1999-2011 and has participated in developing policy and curriculum for HIM education in Indonesia.
Hosizah has a baccalaureate degree in HIM, a master degree in public health major in Health Informatics, and a doctorate degree in Health Science, major in Health Information. She was recipient of AHIMA Foundation “The Jimmy Gamble Endowed Student Merit Scholarship” in 2014.
Currently, she is the Advisor Board of APTIRMIKI and a team Assessor of the Indonesian Accreditation Agency for Higher Education in Health (IAAHEH). She is being invited speakers in some seminars and also is a reviewer for several journals and research proposal at the Ministry of Education and Culture, Research and Technology RI. Her research covered a range of topics, including the development, testing and publication regarding Electronic Integrated Antenatal Care (e-iANC), digital health, public policy implications of computing systems and information governance.
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Regional Director, Americas
An HIM professional her entire career, Lynette is Chief Operating Office and Executive Consultant with e4 Services, where she is responsible for consultants and consulting engagements across six practices spanning health IT, HIM, and revenue cycle. In her role, she also consults on EMR implementation engagements, specializing on program governance and project management. Prior to e4, Lynette was Senior Vice President of Products and Services for AHIMA. Before AHIMA, Lynette served as Director of Product Management at SoftMed Systems, and prior to that enjoyed a successful career in the traditional HIM arena as Director of HIM at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC and at Saint Francis Hospital of Evanston, Illinois.
Throughout her career, Lynette has been active in numerous HIM committees and projects at the local, state, and national level. She recently completed a term on the Board of Directors of the Illinois Health Information Management Association and is a past president of the District of Columbia Health Information Management Association.
Lynette holds a Master’s Degree in Information Systems from the George Washington University and a B.S. in HIM from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She and her family reside in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Regional Director, Eastern Mediterranean
Ahmed Alhatlan is also the co-founder and vice-president of the Saudi Health Information Management Association(SHIMA), and also the Deputy Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa at the International Federation of Health Information Association (IFHIMA).
Ahmed holds a Bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management and a Master’s degree in Health Services Management from Curtin University in Australia. In addition to many international professional accreditations such as Certified Strategy Development Professional (CSP), Certified Professional in Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRCP), Certified Health Information Manager (CHIM), Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS), and Certified professional in Patient Experience (CPEx).
Ahmed has 20 years of experience in health information management, casemix, classification systems, hospital management, data privacy, clinical documentation improvement, change management, policy, health quality, in addition to developing and evaluating strategies. He worked in many governmental and private health sectors.
Ahmed participates in many national and international professional and scientific committees and has discussed many scientific theses in several international conferences. He also contributed to the publication of many research papers in a number of refereed scientific journals related to health information.