Mary Pat Curry, HIM Manager
Our UC Davis Health Information Management (HIM) professionals serve as the custodians of all UCDMC patient health information, regardless of the media on which health information is captured and maintained (e. g., film, video, paper, other computerized/electronic media) or the location of patient care. We initiate and 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, HIM plays a key role with the development, maintenance and continued support of our Electronic Medical Record (EMR) in facilitating and perpetuating sound health information management principles. These basic standards uphold record documentation accuracy, integrity, reliability, completeness and timeliness which are inseparable from patient safety and quality-of-care activities. HIM strives to provide excellent services and support to ensure standardization, optimization and ongoing maintenance of all the health record information.