In addition to writing her blog, Health-e-Records, Ruthanne Romero is a registered nurse for Qlarant. She currently works together with the IT department and the Operational Teams to help improve database system functions for ease of use and better data reporting, along with performing medical record review.
She received her BS degree in nursing from Towson State University and her MSN degrees in Healthcare Informatics and Healthcare/Public Policy from the University of Maryland, School of Nursing. She has over 20 years’ experience as a nurse; ranging from the caregiver side (direct patient care) to the payer side (utilization review and special investigations for fraud, waste, & abuse).
Ruthanne recently became a Certified Professional Coder (CPC®) in December 2016 which she claims is like taking the nursing boards all over again. In her spare time, Ruthanne loves to paint pumpkins in the fall and enjoys relaxing on her porch with a good mystery.