About HIMentors

H.I.Mentors – HIM Consulting

Our mission is to provide innovative assessments and mentoring for beginning and experienced HIM managers — helping in the evolution from hybrid record environments to true EHRs in easy steps, starting with back-to-basics record management. How confident are you in the integrity of your electronic health record data?

Darice has authored a new book “Strategies for Electronic Document and Health Record Management” which was published in October 2014 by AHIMA.

This resource guide provides best practice guidance for facilities that are in the process of evolving to an EHR. It is designed for hospitals that have workflow issues or concerns with data and document integrity that could be impacting coding productivity, release of information, or related HIM and revenue cycle functions. Copies are currently BACK ORDERED. Click the link to add your name on our newsletter page, and make a note in the “TITLE LINE” to mention Strategies Book and we will contact you when we have ordering information.

Available for Speaking Engagements
Darice Grzybowski, MA, RHIA, FAHIMA is now a member of the National Speakers Association and Illinois Speaker’s Association. Darice is available for keynote and event speaking engagements, including education and training programs. For further information, or to request Darice to speak at your next conference or conventioncontact us by filling out this form or call 708-352-3507.

Biographical Summary:  Darice M. Grzybowski, MA, RHIA, FAHIMA, President and Founder, H.I.Mentors, LLC and is a certified AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS Trainer and Ambassador.

Darice is a registered health information administrator (RHIA) who holds a masters degree in clinical data management from DePaul University and is a Fellow of the American Health Information Management Association.  Prior to establishing H.I.Mentors, Darice worked from 1999-2005 as the National Manager for Industry Relations (Marketing) for 3M Corporation’s Health Information Systems division, the country’s leading HIM HIS software provider.  Darice spent 15 plus years of her career in hospital/HIM administration, consulting, and  teaching where she still holds adjunct faculty appointments with the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Biomedical and Health Information Sciences, Northwestern University Kellogg MBA Program, and DeVry University Online.

Darice is a recognized speaker, author, mentor, and leader in the HIM community and has held a variety of volunteer and elected positions including Past President of the Illinois Health Information Management Association and as a team leader and participant in eHM workforces such as Computer Assisted Coding and Electronic Document Imaging.  Darice is a sought after lecturer on topics from revenue cycle management to electronic health records and has published over 50 papers and spoken at all major health association conferences across the country.   She sits on the editorial board of HCPro’s Medical Records Briefing and is a regular guest columnist and editorial members for Electronic Health Records Briefing.  She has provided advisory testimony to Federal and State government agencies, trained Joint Commission physician reviewers, and hosted a health care summit to the Honorable Secretary of HHS Michael Leavitt in his former role as Utah State Governor when he was developing the Smart Site Coding Initiative.

Darice is an honored recipient of multiple awards for innovation in health information practice and EHR advancement. Some of these awards include:  AHIMA (Triumph) Professional Achievement Awarded (1994), Advance for HI Professional of the Year Award (1998), CAHIMA (1993) and ILHIMA (2005) Distinguished Member Awards, AHIMA Best Practice Aware (1999), and induction into the Manchester Who’s Who of International Business roster for her work in international health care technology marketing.  She believes strongly and is committed to guiding organizations, students, and staff to reach their highest potential in health information management.   References available upon request.