Curriculum Vitae

Perry E. Ellie, MA, RHIA, Fellow AHIMA
9242 123rd Avenue
Largo, FL 33773

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Summary

  • Thirty-year record of achievement in management, quality improvement, education and consulting in the health care industry
  • Expertise in entrepreneurial business management in the health care placement industry
  • In-depth knowledge of health information operations with emphasis on technology
  • Implementation of continuous quality improvement systems in hospitals resulting in full JCAHO Accreditation’s
  • Ability to effectively communicate with customers, staff and professional peers
  • Skilled at independent problem-solving, negotiations and follow-through

Experience

H.I.M. Recruiters; Largo, FL    1991 - Present
President and Owner

  • Creation of new business from concept to full-time successful operation
  • Revenues increased by over five hundred percent in four years
  • Implementation of customized placement software and networked computer system
  • Service in permanent and temporary placement within hundreds of health care organizations

St. Petersburg Junior College; St. Petersburg, FL    1990 - 1993
Director, Health Information Management Program    

  • Performed major curriculum restructuring which resulted in drastic enrollment increases
  • Planned and developed a hands-on computer based Health Information Management Laboratory for student and community use
  • Expanded student clinical experiences from five to twenty non-traditional venues

Bayfront Medical Center, St. Petersburg, FL    1985 - 1990
(517 bed, teaching hospital)   
Director, Medical Support Services (Coordinated 40 FTE's)

  • Designed and implemented an advanced computerized record management systems
  • Created a merged utilization review, coding and quality improvement program
  • Reduced accounts receivable from three million to three hundred thousand
  • Designed new department and managed operations through staged construction
  • Managed functions of Quality Improvement, Utilization Review, Infection Control and the Health Information Management Department through a Manager and directly

Quality Advantage Associates, Largo, FL    1987 - 1991   
President and Owner of Part-time Consulting Firm

  • Performed Quality Improvement consulting for hospitals on a national basis
  • Prepared acute care and psychiatric hospitals for JCAHO and state accreditation surveys
  • Assessed medical record content in alcohol, drug abuse and kidney dialysis treatment centers

Froedtert Memorial Hospital, Milwaukee, WI    1982 - 1985
(289 bed, teaching hospital)   
Director of Medical Record Department (Coordinated 27 FTE's)

  • Coordinated opening of Medical Record, Utilization Review and Quality Assurance operations in this new facility
  • Implemented a program to educate and facilitate the prospective payment system

Several Other Progressive Health Information Management Positions 1977 - 1982

Education/Credentials

  • Fellow American Health Information Management Association, 2004
  • Master's in Health Care Administration, Central Michigan University; Mt. Pleasant, MI, 1983
  • Bachelor's of Science in Medical Record Administration, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee; Milwaukee, WI, 1978
  • Numerous training programs resulting in expertise in adult education, quality measurement, electronic communication, computerization, Software Applications, etc.
  • Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) - 1978
  • Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality – 1988 (Not active)

Professional Activities

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), 1978 - Present

  • Health Information Exchange Staffing Models Survey Task Force
  • Fellowship Selection Committee, 2010
  • Fellowship Selection Committee, 2007
  • Fellowship Selection Committee, 2006
  • Fellowship Awarded, 2004
  • Candidate for President-elect, 2004
  • House of Delegates – Elected Chief Delegate, Florida, 2004
  • House of Delegates Member, Florida, 2003
  • Nominating Committee, Member, 2003
  • Communities of Practice (CoP) Task Force Member, 2002
  • Board of Directors, elected for three year term, 1999 - 2001
  • Team Talks Presenter, Jackson, MS, 2001
  • Team Talks Presenter, Birmingham, AL, 2000
  • Team Talks Presenter, Tampa, FL, 1999
  • House of Delegates - Chief Delegate, Florida, 1998
  • Career Management Task Force Member, 1998
  • House of Delegates - Chief Delegate, Florida, 1997
  • Nominating Committee, Elected Member, 1997
  • Career Management Task Force Member, 1997
  • Leadership Conference Participant, 1997
  • Career Management Task Force Member, 1996
  • Team Talks Participant, Little Rock, AR, 1995
  • House of Delegates Member, Florida, 1994
  • Leadership Conference Participant, 1994
  • Legislative Day Participant, 1994
  • Team Talks Participant, Orlando and Washington DC, 1994
  • Professional Development Committee member, 1993
  • Corporate Communications Committee member, 1993
  • Delegate Issue Group Facilitator, 1993
  • House of Delegates Member, Florida, 1993
  • House of Delegates Member, Wisconsin, 1984

Florida Health Information Management Association (FHIMA), 1985 - Present

  • Received Distinguished Member Award - 2005
  • Chief Delegate to AHIMA - 2005
  • Delegate to AHIMA - 2004
  • Board of Directors (Appointed) – 2002-03
  • Sharper Committee Member - 2001
  • Board of Directors - 1998
  • Board of Directors - 1997
  • Nominating Committee Chairman - 1996
  • Past - President - 1995
  • Board of Directors - 1995
  • President - 1994
  • Board of Directors - 1994
  • President Elect -1993
  • Board of Directors - 1993
  • H.I.M. Symposium Project Manager - 1992
  • Elect Bonnie Task Force Project Manager - 1992
  • H.I.M. Project Member - 1992
  • Program Project Member - 1991
  • H.I.M. Project Member - 1991
  • Program Project Manager - 1990
  • Board of Directors - 1990
  • First Annual “Recruiter of the Year” Award Recipient - 1990
  • Legislative Project Member - 1989
  • Public Relations Project Manager - 1989
  • Uniform Healthcare Information Act Task Force Member – 1987 & 88
  • Legislative Committee Chairman - 1986

Gulf Coast Health Information Management Association, 1985 - Present

  • Elected Delegate to FHIMA House of Delegates - 1992 & 1997
  • Non - Credentialed Workshop Program Coordinator - 1989

Wisconsin Medical Record Association, 1978 - 1985

  • Research and Development Committee Chairman - 1985
  • Elected Delegate to AHIMA House of Delegates - 1984
  • Research and Development Committee Chairman - 1984
  • Delegate/Advocate Committee Member - 1993
  • Research and Development Committee Chairman - 1983
  • Office of President - Elect Candidate - 1982
  • Research and Development Committee Member - 1982
  • Program Committee Member - 1981
  • Finance Committee Member - 1981
  • Arrangements Committee Member - 1981
  • Legislative Committee Member - 1980
  • Membership and Credentials Committee Member - 1979
  • Arrangements Committee Member - 1978

Southeastern Wisconsin Medical Record Association, 1978 - 1985

  • Ad Hoc Legislative Committee Member - 1981
  • Office of President - Elect Candidate - 1980
  • Ad Hoc Legislative Committee Member - 1980
  • Nominating Committee Member - 1979
  • Nominating Committee Member - 1978

Other

  • Advance for Health Information publication HIM Industry Council Member, 2003 - Present
  • Health Information Technology Advisory Committee, St. Petersburg College, 1986 - Present
  • Health Informatics Advisory Committee, St. Petersburg College, 2007 – Present
  • ITT Technical College – HIT Advisory Board Tampa, 2007 – Present
  • St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church – Chair Pastoral/Stewardship Council, 2007 - Present
  • Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society ( HIMMS) Active Member, 1998, 1999
  • Chairperson, School Advisory Council, Osceola High School, 2001 - 2002
  • School Advisory Council, Osceola High School, 1997 - 2002
  • Coach (Boys & Girls), Osceola Youth Soccer League, 1990 -1998
  • MRA Advisory Committee, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, 1983
  • Florida Association of Quality Assurance Professionals, 1985 - 1990
  • Tampa Bay DRG Coordinators, 1985 - 1990
  • Women on the Way Advisory Board, 1994 - 1997
  • Clinical Practice Coordinator for several HIM educational programs, 1979 - 1990

Recent/Scheduled Conference Presentations

  • The Future of HIM Jobs Revealed, Are you ready?, Florida HIMA Annual Convention, July 2012
  • Creative Career Management in a World of Change, American HIMA Annual Convention, Dallas, TX, October 2009
  • It’s Your Career – How to take Control!, Georgia HIMA Annual Convention, August 2009
  • Effective Resume and Interview Skills, Georgia HIMA Annual Convention, August 2009
  • It’s Your Career – How to take Control!, Florida HIMA Annual Convention, July 2009
  • It’s Your Career – How to take Control!, Maine HIMA Annual Convention, June 2009
  • Effective Resume and Interview Skills, Maine HIMA Annual Convention, June 2009
  • Interview & Resume Writing Workshop, 6 New England State HIMA Annual Convention, May 2009
  • Behavioral Interviewing Techniques, Gulf Coast HIMA, St. Petersburg, FL , September 2008
  • Behavioral Interviewing Techniques & Preparation Pre-conference Workshop, American HIMA Annual Convention, Philadelphia, October 2007
  • Showcase Your Talents With Your Resume, Florida HIMA Annual Convention, June 2007
  • Interviewing Skills & Secrets, Southwest Florida HIMA, November 2006
  • Career Paths, American HIMA Annual Convention - Student Academy, Denver, October 2006
  • Mock Interviews, American HIMA Annual Convention - Student Academy, Denver, October 2006
  • Environmental Scanning Session Facilitator, Florida HIMA Leadership Conference, September 2006
  • Resume Writing & Interview Techniques full day workshop, Suncoast HIMA, August 2006
  • Tools of the Trade, Florida HIMA, July 2006
  • Can I help you?, Oregon HIMA, May 2005
  • Dreams to Reality, New Jersey HIMA, June 2004
  • Career Management: By Choice, By Chance or By Crisis, Oregon HIMA, May 2004
  • Resumes That Work, Oregon HIMA, May 2004
  • Career Management: By Choice, By Chance or By Crisis, Washington HIMA, April 2004
  • Resumes That Work, Washington HIMA, April 2004
  • Career Management: By Choice, By Chance or By Crisis, Virginia HIMA, May 2002
  • Resumes That Work, Virginia HIMA, May 2002
  • AHIMA Update – Leadership Links, Florida HIMA, June 2001
  • AHIMA Update – Leadership Links, Gulf Coast HIMA, March 2001
  • AHIMA Update – Making Connections Through Community, South Carolina HIMA, July 2000
  • AHIMA Update – Making Connections Through Community, Florida HIMA, June 2000
  • AHIMA Update – Making Connections Through Community, Kentucky HIMA, June 2000
  • AHIMA Update – Making Connections Through Community, Louisiana HIMA, May 2000
  • AHIMA Update – Making Connections Through Community, Missouri HIMA, May 2000
  • AHIMA Update – Making Connections Through Community, Arkansas HIMA, May 2000
  • AHIMA Update - Principals of Partnership, Texas HIMA, June 1999
  • AHIMA Update - Principals of Partnership, New Mexico Health Information Management Association, April 1999
  • Career Management: By Choice, By Chance or By Crisis, New Mexico HIMA, April 1999
  • Resumes That Work, American HIMA Multi-Specialty Group, Baltimore, MD, March 1999
  • Resumes That Work, Nebraska HIMA, September 1998
  • Career Management: By Choice, By Chance or By Crisis, Nebraska HIMA, September 1998
  • Winning Resumes, combined meeting of Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire and Rhode Island HIMA's, June 1998
  • Career Management: By Choice, By Chance or By Crisis, combined meeting of Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire and Rhode Island HIMA's, June 1998
  • Resumes for the Nineties, Wisconsin Health Information Management Association, April 1998
  • Career Management: By Choice, By Chance or By Crisis, Wisconsin HIMA, April 1998
  • Career Management: By Choice, By Chance or By Crisis, Broward HIMA, December 1997
  • Career Management: By Choice, By Chance or By Crisis, American HIMA, October 1997
  • Career Management: By Choice, By Chance or By Crisis, N.W. Florida HIMA, September 1997
  • Career Management: By Choice, By Chance or By Crisis, Panhandle HIMA, January 1997
  • Career Management Symposium Presenter, American HIMA, Orlando, 1996
  • Career Management - By Choice, By Chance or By Crisis, Suncoast HIMA, Florida HIMA Annual Convention, and Southwest HIMA, 1996
  • Career Management Network Discussion Group Facilitator, American HIMA Annual Convention, Philadelphia, 1995
  • Star Trek - The HIM Challenge, American HIMA Annual Convention, Las Vegas, 1994
  • Dreams to Reality - A Winning Resume, St. Petersburg Junior College Guest Lecturer, 1994
  • Board of Directors Report, Tri-County HIM, 1994
  • Star Trek - The HIM Challenge, Florida HIMA Annual Convention, 1994
  • Dreams To Reality - A Winning Resume, Central Florida Confidentiality Conference, 1994
  • Today’s Techniques For Resume Writing, Gulf Coast HIMA, 1994
  • Finding Your Fantasy Position, Physician Office Managers Association, 1994
  • Designing A Life, Tri-Region Health Information Management Conference, South Florida, 1993
  • Resumes That Work, Tri-Region Health Information Management Conference, 1993
  • HIM Jeopardy, Florida HIMA Annual Convention, 1993
  • “Can We Talk,” Florida HIMA Mid-Year Meeting, 1993
  • Dreams to Reality - A Winning Resume, St. Petersburg Junior College Guest Lecturer, 1993
  • The Magic Of Enthusiasm - Central Florida HIMA, 1992
  • HIM - The Next Generation, American HIMA Annual Convention, St. Louis, 1992

Articles/Papers Printed

  • Authored House of Delegates Resolution, “ Bridging the Gap – Education to Employment,” American HIMA, 2005
  • Contributing Chapter Author “Readable & Rational Resumes,” HIM Journeys, A Career Guide for HIM Professionals, PRG Publishing, 1997
  • “Your Resume - A Checklist for Today’s Trends,” Journal of American HIMA, January, 1997
  • “Career Management - By Choice, By Chance or By Crisis,” Journal of American HIMA, July - August, 1996
  • “Your Dreams Will Be Prophets,” Coastlines, Florida HIMA Newsletter, 1995
  • “AHIMA Team Talks,” Coastlines, Florida HIMA Newsletter, 1995
  • “Time For A Check-Up,” Coastlines, Florida HIMA Newsletter, 1995
  • “The Ten Commandments of Professional Involvement,” Coastlines, Florida HIMA Newsletter, 1995
  • Proposed Bylaw Amendment, “ CSA Standardized Calendar,” House of Delegates, American HIMA, 1994
  • Position Paper, “Name Standardization - Health Information Management,” American HIMA, 1993
  • Issue Group Background Paper, House of Delegates, American HIMA, 1993
  • “All Winners In This Board Game,” Coastlines, Florida HIMA Newsletter, 1994
  • “Consider Yourself On Display,” Coastlines, Florida HIMA Newsletter, 1994