Mary Pat Curry, HIM Manager
Our UC Davis Health Information Management professionals serve as the custodians of patient health information, regardless of the media on which health information is captured and maintained (e. g., film, video, paper, other media). We support development of policies, procedures, systems, and safeguards to ensure that patient health information is documented, maintained, and disclosed in accordance with all health information state and federal laws, regulations and standards.
As with the traditional paper chart, our team has a key support role in the EMR implementation to facilitate and perpetuate sound health information management principles upholding record documentation standards of accuracy, integrity, reliability, completeness and timeliness which are inseparable from patient safety and has parallel with quality-of-care activities. HIM strives to provide excellent services and support to ensure standardization, optimization and ongoing maintenance of all the health information of our hybrid entity (paper-based or electronic).