Shauntara Jones, RHIA, CHDA, CHPS
Shauntara Jones, RHIA, CHDA, CHPS, is the Director of Health Records and Privacy Officer at AltaMed Health Services in Los Angeles California. Her desire to enter health care began at the age of 15 when she worked for a local doctor’s office. Shauntara's passion in health care continued to serve her when she received her B.S. in Health Information Administration from the prestigious Medical College of Georgia in 2005.
After a decade working as a manager and trainer of health information systems, Shauntara received her Privacy and Security credentials from AHIMA. Shauntara was heavily sought after by employers as her talent as Privacy Officer began to separate her from the rest of her peers.
In addition to maintaining HIPAA privacy and security laws, Shauntara volunteers her time as an at large Commissioner for AHIMA’s Certification for Health Informatics and Information Management CHIIM. Shauntara has been an at large Commissioner for CCHIIM since 2015, serving a 3 year term. Over the past several years, Shauntara has been able to assist CCHIIM with analyzing existing and new certifications for health information management professionals. Lobbying to ensure these types of credentials exist for the future health information management generation to come.
Shauntara has dedicated her time to volunteering in education and is devoted to learning. She recently collaborated with industry professionals on a process improvement initiative for a patient portal. After successfully completing the project, Shauntara received her green-belt certification in Lean Six Sigma process improvement. She is currently studying for the LSAT for entry into Law school to help further her education. Shauntara currently resides in Ventura, California with her husband Christopher and their two children.