May 11, 2021
My name is Michaela Marnell and I have worked at Masada Private Hospital for 4 years.
Describe your job without using a position title?
I wear many hats. I have a responsibility to the privacy and integrity of medical records and health data within the hospital, generate clinical classification data to support revenue, research and quality health care, and ensure that contractual and legislated data reporting requirements are met as well as to supporting and leading the Business Office and Health Information Services.
What motivates you and why?
- Coming to work every day to work with great people.
- Creating a positive work environment for staff.
- Collecting data to be able to measure the clinical success of the business and well as collaborating with colleagues such as the quality manager to use the data to assist in improving the delivery of care. Health Information is the Heart of the Health Care system and I have a significant role in improving health data, and supporting the system
If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?
My bathroom is in need of a renovation, so if I could learn how to tile that would be one less trade to employ.
What does the Year of Health and Care Workers mean to you?
It has well deserved focus to acknowledge clinical staff. It is also about the healthcare workers behind the scenes, such as Health Information Professionals that are essential to support high quality care at hospital, state and national levels.
What would you say to inspire future generations of workers in health care?
Healthcare these days has so many varied roles you do not necessarily have to follow the traditional doctor and nurse role. You can still make a difference in the health system outside the clinical domain. Health Information Management is a unique career path that provides a combination of clinical knowledge, business process management, data management clinical coding and operational management.