Brenda K. Beckham, RHIA
Brenda K. Beckham, RHIA, is the Executive Director of HIM at Baptist Health in Louisville, KY. She began her career as a file clerk in the medical records department and has performed every job role within (HIM). Over the last ten years, Beckham has worked to standardize the HIM and coding departments in a total of eight facilities and 300 physician practices--including the implementation of a system-wide EMR. Beckham's current efforts include overseeing the creation of an ambulatory CDI department. She has served as president and treasurer of the KHIMA, where she was presented with the Distinguished Member Award. She has presented locally and nationally on topics covering CDI, change management, HIM operations, and IT collaboration.