Mental Health / Substance Abuse HIPAA Privacy Officer Joins the PIMSY Team!
Hello PIMSY peeps! This will serve as my formal introduction as “The Newbie” here in PIMSY Land. Prior to being reincarnated into one of Ian’s Angels (i.e. Support), in my previous life I served as a HIPAA Privacy Officer for a mental health / substance abuse agency using PIMSY as their EHR. My first day w/ this agency was 3 months after the very first PIMSY went live, November 2008.
As PIMSY grew, I also grew as a user, sometimes to Ian’s patient frustration as I relentlessly tormented him with questions and ideas about the system. I intensely enjoyed my work with the agency, and they gave me the room and encouragement to learn and grow. Yet, as with all things that are intense, burn out crept in and the days grew longer.
In August 2014 I said my goodbyes to western NC and moved my family to western TN looking for greener pastures, opportunity, and a change of pace. A few months after this, during the upheaval and heartache that befell PIMSY (click here for details), Ian asked me to come on board to help during Judy’s illness. What followed was unimaginable and completely devastating to all that knew and loved her.
Judy’s footprints in PIMSY will carry on to attest to her dedication and spirit. PIMSY was her baby, and I hope to carry on with the precedent she set of dedication and customer support. This PIMSY team is amazing and I am excited and extremely proud to call myself a member of the PIMSY Support Team. GO PIMSY!