United States - 09/10/2019 — Elizabeth A. Whitmer, RHIT, CCS, CCS-P, AHDI-F, Professor of Health Information Technology for Florida Southwestern State College, was just recently selected as Top Professor of the Year in Health Information Technology for 2020 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) for her outstanding leadership and commitment to the industry.
While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only a few members in each discipline are chosen for this distinction. These special honorees are distinguished based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, longevity in the field, other affiliations and contributions to their communities. All honorees are invited to attend the IAOTP’s annual award gala at the end of this year for a night to honor their achievements. www.iaotp.com/award-gala
With close to 3 decades of professional experience in health information technology and education, Ms. Whitmer has certainly proven herself as an accomplished professional and expert in the field. As a dynamic, results-driven leader, Ms. Whitmer has demonstrated success not only as Professor for Florida Southwestern State College, but in every role she has held. Her impressive repertoire of roles have included Healthcare Coder, served as Director of FIRE (Find, Inspire, Recruit, Educate), former President of the Southwest Health Information Management Association and Inventor of My Healthcare Coder, a patented, specialized keyboard designed to make the coding process more efficient and accurate. Ms. Whitmer’s areas of expertise include but are not limited to: medical coding, billing, legal compliance, HIPAA guidelines, privacy rules for healthcare patient records, Electronic Health systems technology and security. Courses she covers are: Health Information Management and Supervision, Reimbursement Methodologies, ICD-10 CM/PCS coding, Anatomy and Physiology, HCPCS, CPT Coding.
Aside from her successful career as a Professor, Ms. Whitmer is a sought after speaker and she also built a phone app for her students’ and coders’ that can be found at www.myhealthcarecoder.com . She has also invented a coding keyboard for coders. She has recently earned two US patents on her creation of the Healthcare Coding keyboard which is available at https://elliott-technology.com.
Ms. Whitmer earned her RHIT Degree in Health Information Management from International College, Fort Myers, FL, Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity Fellow, Certified Coding Specialist and Certified Coding Specialist-Physician Based.
The President of IAOTP, Stephanie Cirami, stated “Choosing Ms. Whitmer for this award was an easy decision for our panel to make. She is brilliant at what she does and contributed so much of her wisdom, and creativity to improve the efficiency of the medical coding and health information technology industry. She is humble, gracious and we felt she would make an amazing asset to our organization. We are looking forward to meeting her at the gala and know we will be seeing more amazing things from this incredible woman.”
Throughout her illustrious career Ms. Whitmer has received awards, accolades and has been recognized worldwide for her outstanding leadership and commitment to the profession. For 2020 she is being considered for a feature in TIP (Top Industry Professionals) Magazine and is being considered for the Empowered Woman of the Year Award. Also for 2020 Ms. Whitmer, was selected as Top Professor of the Year in Health Information Technology by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) and she will be honored at their Annual Awards Gala being held at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. For 2019, she received the VIP Award from POWER, and has been interviewed on CUTV News. For 2017 she was the recipient of the Triumph Award in Innovation from the AHIMA. Ms. Whitmer is a member of the American Health Information Management Association, as well as the Florida Health Information Management Association, where she serves as an advocate on the Legislative Committee, working to educate legislators on healthcare bills that affect the state of Florida.
Looking back, Ms. Whitmer attributes her success to her perseverance, mentors she has had along the way, and staying passionate in all her business endeavors. When not working, she enjoys the beach life, and spending time planning more goals. For the future, she hopes to continue to make a difference in her students as well as people’s lives any way she can.
For more information on Ms. Whitmer please visit: https://elliott-technology.com.
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