FHIMA | 2020 Virtual Annual Conference – Get in The Game: Transitioning from Pre to Pro

It starts with you, self-reflection; Networking & how to sell yourself; Insight on going from student to work, work to career, and Sustaining and playing in the world series of HIM.


It starts with you, self-reflection; Networking & how to sell yourself; Insight on going from student to work, work to career, and Sustaining and playing in the world series of HIM.

This session covers –

  • It starts with you, self-reflection
  • Networking & how to sell yourself
  • Insight on going from student to work, work to career, and sustaining and playing in the world series of HIM

Date Published:

July 2020


1.0 – Organizational Management and Leadership


Kathy Burkhardt, MSL, RHIA

Kathy has been in the health information management field for over 20 years. She started in Release of Information for ChartOne (now CIOX Health) at Tampa General Hospital and quickly became a regional supervisor for central Florida facilities.  Kathy also took on the opportunity of managing the release of information function at Shands Hospital in Gainesville before becoming the release of information supervisor at St. Joseph’s Hospital.  While at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Kathy transitioned to the HIM Manager at St. Joseph Women’s Hospital.  During her time at SJWH, she successfully transitioned the team to an EHR and also was instrumental in moving the birth certificate process to an electronic process in conjunction with the Florida Department of Vital Statistics.

Kathy became the Director of Health Information Management at Largo Medical Center in 2013 and quickly moved to a Regional Health Information Management Director for HCA/Parallon in 2015, which is the position she holds today.  Kathy has oversight of 5 HCA facilities within HCA’s West Florida Division as well as the CIOX operation for the West Florida Division of HCA.

Kathy obtained both her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from Stephens College.  She has been an active member of Gulf Coast Health Information Management Association (GCHIMA) holding multiple board positions. She has served on multiple FHIMA committees and was a FHIMA Board member from 2017-2019. Kathy resides in Largo, FL and enjoys reading and relaxing at the beach. Her passion is mentoring and sharing knowledge of the HIM field with students and new leaders.

Jessyca Dew, MBA, RHIA

Jessyca started her professional health information management (HIM) career in fall of 2013 with Parallon’s Business Performance Group’s Health Service Center in Tampa Bay, Florida; where she served as the first HIM Manager Trainee. She acquired her bachelors’ degree from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) in 2013; proceeded by her Master’s Degree in Business from the University of Phoenix in 2016. Currently, she is the Director of Health Information Management (HIM) and Facility Privacy Official at Blake Medical Center in Bradenton, Florida. She has a strong background in privacy and security, release of information, transition implantation, and facility health information management process improvement.

Jessyca currently serves on the Florida Health Information Management (FHIMA) Board of Director’s and has been a member of AHIMA and FHIMA since 2011. She currently resides in Parrish, FL and in her spare time she is embracing the current chapter of her life as a new wife and mother to her son that recently turned 1 on June 2nd.   She is a firm believer that you get out of the world what you give, so volunteerism is not an option to her; but a duty.  Her favorite quote is, “At the end of the day, it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished. It is about who you’ve lifted up. Who you’ve made better. It’s about what you’ve given back.” – Denzel Washington


FHIMA/AHIMA Member: $20
Non-Member: $30


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