Kelsey Hirt

Senior Director of Operations

Kelsey Hirt serves as the Senior Director of CDI and Coding Operations. Kelsey has been working in various Health Information Management and Clinical Documentation support and leadership roles since 2007. Most recently, she held the position of Service Area HIM Director with Optum360 where she was ultimately responsible for HIM operations and coding for eight hospitals. Prior to that, she also held the role of Senior HIM Consultant with a specific focus on the CDI program for a 38 hospital system, Director of IT Integration for Optum Clinic where she led all IT and HIM initiatives related to the deployment of three urgent care clinics from the ground up, Revenue Cycle Team Lead within the Dignity Health Cerner implementation team where she simultaneously oversaw HIM, Charge Services, Cerner Registration and Clinical Reporting for all implementation projects, and HIM Operations Manager as well as HIM Systems Analyst for Children’s Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota where she oversaw all patient records including storage and retrieval, Master Patient Index Maintenance, e-Discovery and retention, organization and quantitative analysis, Electronic Medical Record monitoring and reconciliation, HIM customer service, appropriate release of patient record processes in accordance with applicable regulations and statutes, adherence to medical record and patient privacy regulations, and supported all applications the Health Information Management department utilized within Cerner, including Profile and Provision.

Kelsey earned both her Master’s degree and Bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management.