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Tonya Bates, RHIA

Tonya Bates



Tonya Bates, RHIA is a Senior Health Information Management professional working remotely as a Compliance /Privacy Manager at Enjoin. She has served on the Ohio Health Information Management Association (OHIMA) Board over the past several years in the capacity of Regional President, Delegate, Director, Nominating Committee, President-Elect, President, and Past-President. She has worked as a part time instructor for the HIM-T program at Lakeland Community College. She worked as an Independent Contractor performing operational functions for Revenue Cycle Management with a focus on ROI, Transcription, DNFB and overall, HIM operations. She is on the Advisory Board for Lakeland Community College and Cuyahoga Community College.

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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?

I feel that I can positively impact the empowerment of people in health due to my work experience within Health Information and education. My experience in Health Information spans from working as a Technician, progressing up to a Regional Director with Release of Information being one of my areas of expertise. I currently work for a vendor in the area of Compliance and Privacy focusing on Governance, Risk Management, and Compliance. I have worked as an educator at a local Community College in the Health Information Management and Technology program. I believe this experience has afforded me the opportunity to gain the knowledge to be a change agent for the profession. Education is very important to me and as such I sit on the Advisory Board for two local Community College's Health Information Management and Technology programs. I am also on the Executive Board for both my State and Regional Association. I want to empower current and future Health Information professionals to not limit themselves. We must think outside the box in order to continue to grow this profession. I believe that leading requires involvement, involvement requires knowledge, knowledge requires experience, and experience leads to growth. I want to continue to be a part of the growth.

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