Lynn Weaver’s job in medical records looks much different than it did in 1978, but she is invigorated by the opportunity to continuously learn and be challenged by her job 45 years later.
Weaver works as a clinical documentation improvement specialist at St. Francis Medical Center, where she has worked since 1978. Weaver began her career with the health system as a clerk in medical records.
“Back then everything was paper (lots of it) so there was a lot of filing to do,” she says.
Over the years, she has held various roles and was one of the first in her department to get a computer. It was through the introduction of technology into her work process that inspired Weaver to learn a new skill set.
“I taught myself coding, received on-the-job-training from coworkers and learned to code charts for billing purposes,” she says.
Growing with FMOLHS
After receiving a certification in coding, Weaver worked for many years in billing until a role in clinical documentation improvement (CDI) became available. She has served in this role for 15 years and received a CDI certification.
Pride in the Work
Weaver takes pride in the work she does at St. Francis and enjoys the never-ending learning process that goes with her role.
“Clinical documentation improvement is very interesting and challenging,” she says. ”It plays a huge role in the integrity of medical records.”
Weaver enjoys finding ways to ensure our documentation practices are top-tier and that we are recording accurate treatments for each patient from physicians.
During October, our health system celebrates team member anniversaries, recognizing those who have achieved milestone years of service within our organization. We will be featuring team members across our ministry all month long!