Access to accurate patient health information is key to effective care, as Adrienne Beauvois is keenly aware. With 20 years of experience, she brings a wealth of expertise to her new role as director of health information management systems, or HIMS.
Beauvois, who joined City of Hope on Aug. 19, oversees a staff of 70 and all HIMS activities within the inpatient, ambulatory and clinical environments. Chief among her tasks: ensuring hospital faculty and staff can access patient information quickly while maintaining City of Hope’s high standards of confidentiality and privacy.
“The level of care at City of Hope is extraordinary,” said Beauvois. “Our goal is to maintain and even improve upon that level of care by ensuring everyone on the patient-care team has timely access to accurate patient information.”
|Adrienne Beauvois (Photo by p.cunningham)|
Access is strictly monitored so only the appropriate information is disseminated and privacy is maintained, she added.
Beauvois has spent the bulk of her career among several hospitals in Southern California. Most recently she was corporate director of health information management at Citrus Valley Health Partners in West Covina, Calif. In that position, she managed health information for the organization’s three campuses — Queen of the Valley, Intercommunity Medical Center and Foothill Presbyterian Hospital.
In the early 1990s, Beauvois spent two years establishing a medical records department in a large hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Under her direction, the hospital built their system to conform to standards set forth by Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations, now called Joint Commission, and other U.S. standards.
Beauvois is a member of the American Health Information Management Association, the California Health Information Association and the Southern California Health Information Association. She recently completed a term as president of the latter organization.
Health Information Management Services is located on the lower level of the Geri & Richard Brawerman Ambulatory Care Center in room BC03.