Director of Health Information and Informatics Management, Privacy Officer
Oakland Regional Hospital
Stephanie Tatum, BS, RHIA, is the Director of Health Information and Informatics Management, Privacy Officer for Oakland Regional Hospital in Southfield, Michigan, where she is responsible for developing policies and procedures to ensure the organization meets all laws and regulations. She led Oakland’s successful attestation of Meaningful Use Stage 2, and is currently working on processes to meet Stage 3. As the system administrator of EHR software, Stephanie coordinates all software updates as well as works with departmental leaders to create and maintain all users’ access and securities. She also creates guidelines and processes to make sure the facility is HIPAA compliant, such as providing annual campaigns designed to educate the staff and physicians on all compliance issues.
Stephanie started with Oakland in 2008 as a Certified Nursing Assistant and worked her way up to the admissions department scheduling surgeries. After obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Health Information/Medical Records Administration from Davenport University, Stephanie was promoted to the organization’s Electronic Medical Records Specialist. In this role, she developed the EHR education curriculum to train the facility’s employees, designed new processes to improve workflows and assisted with the successful attestation of Meaningful Use Stage 1 before progressing to her current position.
Recently, Stephanie was interviewed by HealthITSecurity.com to share some of her insights gained from her work at Oakland Regional, and her article “Proactive Security Measures Essential to Preventing Data Breaches” was highlighted on the Health IT Outcomes website.