Jo Ann Gary brings more than thirty years of professional health information experience within acute care settings.
She has expertise in the areas of health information management, coding, electronic health records (EHR), and clinical documentation improvement.
Before joining BRG, Ms. Gary was Health Information Management (HIM) director at an urban medical center in Houston, Texas. She directed all aspects of HIM operations, coding, and release of information. Ms. Gary also has served as an associate professor for the Health Information programs at Lone Star College and San Jacinto College.
Representative examples of engagement experience before joining BRG include:
- As HIM director, decreased delinquency rate from 51 percent to 28 percent and improved employee satisfaction to over 90 percent.
- Involved with a startup 3M CDI program that improved reimbursement of $8 million in the first eighteen months.
- Experienced as a Cerner EHR trainer and super user for a 3M CDI program.
Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA)
Certified coding specialist -Physician based (CCS-P)
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
University of Cincinnati
BA, Health Information Management