Jill Flanigan, MLS, MS, RHIT, joined the MxCC academic community in Fall 2016. She serves as the full-time professor and coordinator for the Health Information Management program.
Before coming to MxCC, Jill was the Health Information Management program coordinator at Bristol Community College in Fall River, Mass.; adjunct faculty member at Three Rivers Community College; and former adjunct at Manchester Community College. Prior to her career in education, she served as an HIM director and in other health information management positions at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, Westerly (RI) Hospital, Natchaug Hospital in Mansfield Center, Conn., and Lawrence & Memorial Hospital, New London, Conn.
Jill earned a master of science in data analytics from Southern New Hampshire University; a master of library science from Southern Connecticut State University; a bachelor’s in general studies from the University of Connecticut; and a certificate in health information technology from the American Health Information Management Association. She has been certified as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) since 2001. She has served on the Connecticut Health Information Management Association (CtHIMA) Board of Directors, the Informatics Practice Council of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), and the AHIMA Privacy and Security Practice Council, She is a current member of the AHIMA Data Analytics and Data Use Practice Council.
“As the use of electronic health records has grown, demand for individuals with the skills to manage the accessibility, quality, privacy and security of electronic health information has grown. Employers are seeking credentialed HIM professionals to fill these roles.” Jill explains. “MxCC offers a CAHIIM accredited HIM associate degree for students seeking AHIMA certification as a Registered Health Information Technician [RHIT] and an AHIMA PCAP approved HIM Certificate focused on clinical coding for students seeking AHIMA Coding credentials [CCA, CCS, CCS-P].”