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Eleanor Ann Joseph

Eleanor Ann Joseph was American health science association administrator, consultant. Certified professional healthcare quality, coding specialist, accredited records technician, in healthcare privacy, medical coder, registered record administrator, health information administrator. Recipient Outstanding Service award, Center Health Affairs/Greater Cleveland Healthcare Association, 1997.

Background

  • Joseph, Eleanor Ann was born on March 6, 1944 in Cleveland. Daughter of Emil and Eleanor (Leelais) Dienes.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics cum laude, Cleveland State University, 1978. Master of Public Administration in Health Care Administration, Cleveland State University, 1991.

    Career

    • Assistant director medical records Suburban Hospital, Warrensville Heights, Ohio, 1963-1977. Coder Shaker Medical Center, Shaker Heights, 1965, Huron Road Hospital, Cleveland, 1965. Instructor Cuyahoga Community College, 1970-1972.

      Director medical records Hillcrest Hospital, Mayfield Heights, 1977-1984. Medical records technician Visiting Nurse Association, Cleveland, 1985. Coordinator medical record services Center for Health Affairs Greater Cleveland Hospital Association, 1985-1988, director coding services Center Health Affairs, 1988-1989, director health record services Center Health Affairs, 1989-1998.

      Vice president health information management services Greater Cleveland Healthcare Association, 1999—2004, privacy officer Center Health Affairs, 2001—2004, vice president revenue cycle management Center Health Affairs, 2004, EMH Regional Medical Center, Elyria, 2005—2007, dataconcept coder, 2005—2007. Independent health information management consultant, 2004—2008. Retired

      Coding instructor community education department Cleveland State University, 1998—2006.

      Instructor community education Lakeland Community College, advisory task force certified program medical office management, 1992—1996, coding teacher, 1999. Speakers bureau Hillcrest Hospital, Mayfield Heights, 1978—1984. Advisory committee Cuyahoga Community College, 1973—1980, 1994—2007, faculty, 1999—2003.

      Technical advisory AHIMA Publication, 2004—2005. Seminar creator, presenter Corporation College, 2005—2007. Coordinator seminars in field.

      Consultant in field; proctor Cluster Munition Coalition and cost per click exams, Cleve, Ohio Corporate College, 2005—2008.

    Major achievements

    • Certified professional healthcare quality, coding specialist, accredited records technician, in healthcare privacy, medical coder, registered record administrator, health information administrator.

    Works

    • Co-author: (manual) Quality Assurance Program for Medical Records Department, 1981, Dollars and Sense: A Reference Guide to Coding and Prospective Payment System Reimbursement Issues, 1988. Co-editor: Care and Management of Health Care Records, 1988, 1992.

    Religion

    Denomination: Lutheran

    Membership

    Active Holden Arboretum, Kirtland, Ohio, since 1975, Ohio History Society, Columbus, since 1975. Member of United Service Organizations (volunteer), Seeds of Literacy since 2008, Northeast Ohio Health Information Management Association (chairman coding roundtable 1993—2004), Ohio Health Information Management Association (project leader alliances 1992-1994, data quality reimbursement council 1992—2006, liaison to ambulatory section 1994-1996, project leader developing coding seminars 1996-1997, co-chairman data quality and reimbursement council 1996-1998, president-elect 1998-1999, president 1999—2000, director and delegate coordinator 2000-2001, delegate to American Health Information Management Association 2002-2003, Distinguished Member award 1997, Professional Achievement award 2003), Ohio Association Healthcare Quality, Ohio Medical Record Association (alternate delegate 1982, medical record council 1985-1992, delegate for state association member at national annual meeting 1989, legislation committee 1989-1990, delegate for state association member at national annual meeting 1990), Northeast Ohio Medical Record Association (treasurer 1979, vice president 1980, president 1982-1983, counselor 1983, educational committee 1984, chairman nominating com, 1986, educational committee 1987, consultant committee 1987-1991, audit committee, membership committee, bylaws committee, public relations committee), East Ohio Medical Record Association, National Association Healthcare Quality, American Guild Patient Accountants Managers, American Health Information Management Association (quality assurance and long term care sections, ambulatory records secretary 1992—2001, delegate 1997—2000, item writing panel for certified coding exams 1997—2003, accredited record technical practitioner 2000-2002, co-chairman council certified 2001, chair council on certified 2002, nominating committee 2002-2003, book reviewer, technical advisory 2004-2005), American Medical Record Association (consultant roster 1976, charter member assembly on education 1989), American Academy Professional Coders (treasurer local chapter 1994, endorsed as teacher for professional medical coder curriculum, certified), Data Quality and Reimbursement Council (honorary), Northeastern Ohio Association for Healthcare Quality, Cleveland City Club.

    Personality

    Interests

    Cultural events, nature walks, music.

    Connections

    • Married Abraham Albert Joseph, October 28, 1984 (deceased).
    • father: Emil Dienes
    • mother: Eleanor (Leelais) Dienes
    • spouse: Abraham Albert Joseph
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    Born March 6, 1944
    (age 73)
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