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Lynda Smith

Program Director Health Information ManagementAssociate Professor of Health Sciences

B.S., M.B.A., Stephens College


30 year record of achievement in Leadership, Management, Performance Improvement, Project Management and Internal Auditing.

Expertise in systems analysis, planning, and implementation for HIMS, Medical Library, Medical Transcription, Patient Access, Medical Group Practices and Cancer Programs, and in developing joint Cancer Registry Programs and Central Scheduling Programs

Implementation of performance improvement systems and management of information processes to ensure compliance, resulting in full Joint Commission (JC) accreditation in numerous hospitals

Expertise in development and implementation of Revenue Cycle Management at hospital-wide and area/department-specific levels.

Expertise in implementation of Electronic Health Record for all hospital services, including the development/implementation of policies/procedures, quality/productivity controls, trending measures.

In-depth knowledge of DRG/PPS/APC Reimbursement Systems with significant gains in optimization of facility revenues.

Proven ability as an independent project problem-solver and Program Grants’ acquisition negotiator and in successful marketing of new services to the medical staff and the community.

Leadership in hospital-wide education and implementation of JC’s Management of Information (IM) and Record of Care (RC) Standards, HIPAA regulations. Medical Necessity, Revenue Cycle processes and Charge Master maintenance.

Expertise in functional/operational assessments, systems/process implementation such as those for the RAC audits, CMS, MS-DRGs, Planning and Training for the implementation of the ICD-10-CM & ICD-10-PCS

Expertise in developing home-grown Documentation Improvement programs and Physician Query processes.

Expertise in HIPAA and other regulatory matters, including positions as Chief Privacy Officer.

Experience in curriculum development and teaching of HIM topics.

Commitment to mentoring and skill-development of current and aspiring HIM professionals.


Health Information Management,

Healthcare Delivery System: Revenue Cycle, Performance Improvement, Documentation Improvement, ICD 10 CM/PCS Facility-wide Implementation and Training, Admitting/Registration, Costumer Services, Education and Training, HIPAA

Professional Affiliations

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)

NY Health Information Management Association (NYHIMA)

Vermont Health Information Management Association (VTHIMA)_

New Jersey Health Information Management Association (NJHIMA)

AHIMA Action Committee for Excellence (ACE) Program

AHIMA Council for Excellence in Education (CEE) Workgroup

AHIMA Mentor Program

Rockland Community College (RCC) HIM Program, Advisory Board (past)