Lake Regional Health System is pleased to welcome Kristie Royer, RHIT, who will serve as manager of Health Information Management. Royer joined Lake Regional on March 23.
HIM professionals play an important role in managing the flow of health care information, including key aspects of health information reporting and protection. They also use classification and coding to categorize patient data for databases, registries and insurance reimbursement.
“This role is very important for the release and organization of information,” said Dana Christiansen, Lake Regional revenue cycle director. “Kristie’s job ensures that health care providers can access accurate and complete patient health information when and where they need it.”
Royer has extensive experience in HIM management technology applications and the process of acquiring, analyzing and protecting the digital and traditional medical information vital to providing quality patient care.
“I am excited to be on board,” Royer said. “I started at a busy time, but I would not have it any other way. I am originally from Kansas, and now I’m glad to be back in the Midwest and working at Lake Regional.”
Before coming to Lake Regional, Royer was a health information manager at Ashley Regional Medical Center in Vernal, Utah, for four years. Royer and her husband, Roger, have three children. They enjoy camping, fishing and visiting museums.
Lake Regional Health System provides comprehensive health care services to residents and visitors throughout the mid-Missouri region. The hospital is a Level II Stroke Center, Level II STEMI (heart attack) Center and Level III Trauma Center. Lake Regional also provides a wide range of specialty care, including cancer care, heart care and orthopedics. Plus, Lake Regional operates primary care clinics, Express Care clinics, rehab therapy clinics, programs for home health and hospice, and retail pharmacies. To learn more, visit lakeregional.com.