Elaine Lips is Vice President HIM and CDI services for Xtend. She possesses more than three decades of experience in HIM consulting, revenue cycle and information systems in the user, vendor and integrated health organization environments.
Prior to joining Xtend, Elaine served as President and CEO of ELIPSe, Inc., a consulting firm dedicated to transforming health information management for healthcare facilities throughout the U.S.
She is widely recognized as a leader in the industry. Elaine serves on the Revenue Cycle Improvement Committee for the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), and she has previously served on HIMSS’ ICD-10 Task Force. She serves on the editorial board for HcPRO’s HIM Briefings and is a member of the California Health Information Association’s Information Governance Committee, and has served on CHIA’s board of directors.
Elaine is an Advanced Member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) and has been very active with the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). She is a recipient of the prestigious AHIMA Visionary Award.
A Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), Elaine holds a degree from the School of Public Health from the University of California at Los Angeles