Carolyn Valo

Program Director, Assistant Professor (Info Spec/Coding) / Adjunct Lecturer (MHI)

651-690-7851

crvalo@stkate.edu

Carolyn Valo is Assistant Professor & Program Director, Health Information & Coding Specialist programs at St. Catherine University.

Prior to St. Catherine's, she served as a senior specialist with health-IT companies as well as progressive executive roles in a wide-range of healthcare areas. She has served as an adjunct faculty member. She has been member and chair for various national college-university HIM/HIT Advisory Boards. She has served as a clinical director for student directed practice over many years.

Carolyn has held several positions in her professional association at the national and state level, including Chair of the AHIMA Foundation Board. She has been recognized by her peers through various awards (e.g. national-level Triumph Award for Leadership; state as Distinguished member); and her employers have recognized her as well.

Carolyn earned the distinction of Fellow from AHIMA in 2006. She is widely published (textbook chapters, peer-reviewed articles); and has done a number of different workshops, presentations and helped develop advancing targets for the profession.

Master of Science, Hospital/Healthcare Administration
Cardinal Stritch University, 1993

Bachelor of Arts, Business – Public Administration
Metropolitan State University, 1982

Associate of Applied Science, Health Information Technology
St. Mary's Junior College (now St. Catherine University - Mpls Campus), 1977

AHIMA Triumph Award - Leadership 2014. (2014).

Siemens Medical Solutions/Siemens Healthcare. (2003). Above and Beyond in Excellence.

Siemens Medical Solutions, USA/Siemens Healthcare. (2001). "HIPPA HERO" awarded for reading rules, regulations, and then presenting and educating staff.

American Health Information Management Association - AHIMA. (2000). AHIMA Volunteer Excellence Award (2000).

Siemens Medical Solutions, USA/Siemens Healthcare. (1999). Merit and Achievement Awards.

Siemens Medical Solutions, USA/Siemens Healthcare. (1999). Outstanding Performance with Passion.

Siemens Medical Solutions, USA/Siemens Healthcare. (1998). Honor for the Premier Edition of the Sales/Marketing (and related departments) Newsletter - A "Good Work" award - July 1998.

Siemens Medical Solutions, USA/Siemens Healthcare. (1996). Proposal Team Group Award for Excellence.

Minnesota Health Information Management Association. (1991). “Special Thanks” for Outstanding Performance – MHIMA (1988–1991).

Minnesota Health Information Management Association. (1990). Minnesota Health Information Management Association's Distinguished Member Award.

MediQual System - a Quality Management / Severity of Illness Company. (1989). Employee of the Year.

Fairview Southday Hospital - Fairview Health Services. (1987). YWCA Community Women Recognition for Outstanding Contributions.

3M Health Information Systems. (1985). Code 3 Focus Award for writing articles in the Focus bi-monthly publication shared with customers and staff – 1984–1985.

St. Mary's Junior College, now St. Catherine University. (1984). Awarded St. Mary's Junior College Adjuvant Faculty Award.

Proposed and Pending

Health Data Analyst / Informatics for Clinical staff in Long-term Care (2016).

Spring 2016

  • HIMP 2350 Organization And Supervision

Fall 2015

  • HIMP 2050 Healthcare Statistics And Quality Assurance

Chair, AHIMA Foundation Board of Directors, AHIMA, 2014–2018

Book

Valo, C., Haryanyi, B., Allan, K., Fitzpatrick, J., Simundza, B., Benjamin, S. & Schofield, E. (2000). Health Information Systems, Chapter 20, Springer, 2000.

Valo, C. & Schuller, M. (2015). Value-Based Care Delivery: Use of Analytics in Quality Performance Reporting. AHIMA Educator Webinar

Valo, C. (2015). What’s YOUR Personal Brand? Be the best you that you can be! AHIMA Educator Webinar

Valo, C. & Neider, J. (2014). Analytics: Data, Dashboards and Decisions - Health Intelligence. AHIMA National Conference & Education - San Diego

Valo, C. & Neider, J. (2014). Analytics: Data, Dashboards and Decisions. Massachuetts Health Informaton Mgmt Annual state Conferene & Education

Valo, C. & Neider, J. (2013). Analytics: Data, Dashboards and Decisions - Health Intelligence. AHIMA National Conference & Education

Valo, C. & Rulon, V. (2006). Pushing Beyond Your Comfort Zone: Take Charge and Lead. AHIMA National Conference & Education

Valo, C. & Rulon, V. (2006). Co-presenter, AHIMA Assembly on Education, “Expanding Career Options for Students and Enriching the PPE Experience”, Nashville TN (June 2006). AHIMA national meeting for Educators - Assembly on Education (AOE)

Valo, C. & Rulon, V. (2006). Co-presenter, AHIMA Assembly on Education, “Managed Care and Informatics”, Minneapolis, MN (June 2000). AHIMA national meeting for Educators - Assembly on Education (AOE)

Valo, C. (2005). “EHR: Get Ready, Get Set, GO!” (April 2005). Education to St. Kate's HIM students

Valo, C. (2004). Presenter, “Proposal Center’s Key to Success”, Sales Meeting, MedSeries4, Siemens Salt Lake City office (2004). Sales meeting for the company - Siemens/MedSeries4

Valo, C. (2004). Presenter, 3-Part Series to St. Catherine’s which included database development, including data acquisition, data integrity, and data use for decision support and statistical analysis. (2004). In-house education to St. Catherine's HIM students

Valo, C. (2000). Presenter, “Networking/Special Interest: Managed Care and HIM Professionals,” AHIMA 1998, 1999, 2000, Annual, Nat'l Meeting. AHIMA National Conference & Education 1998, 1999, 2000 (chair of task group)

Valo, C., Schuller, M. & Rulon, V. (2000). Co-presenter, AHIMA National Annual Meeting, “Managed Care”, Chicago, IL (September 2000). AHIMA National Conference & Education 1998, 1999, 2000 (chair of task group)

Valo, C. & Rulon, V. (1999). Co-presenter, “Networking Session for Managed Care HIM Professionals,” AHIMA, Anaheim, CA (October 1999). AHIMA National Conference & Education

Valo, C. & Young, K. (1995). Co-presenter, “Outcomes Data: Acquisition, Aggregation, Use,” MHIMA State Meeting, Duluth, MN (May and September 1995). Minnesota Health Information Mgmt Association annual state Conference x2

Valo, C. (1995). Many different titles over the years while employed at Siemens Medical Solutions. In-house lectures/education

Valo, C. & unknown, U. (1994). Co-presenter, “Information Awareness: Answering Customer Information Needs,” MHIMA State Meeting, Minneapolis MN (May 1994 post conference workshop). Minnesota Health Information Mgmt Association annual state Conference Spring