Speaker Bios

Scarlett C. Denman, BS, RHIT, RAC

Scarlett Denman is currently the Director of Health information and the Privacy Officer for Littleton Regional Healthcare (LRH), a CAH hospital in Northern New Hampshire. She has served on the NHHIMA board as a member of the nominating committee, also served on other HIM boards in several states where she previously worked. She also serves on the national advisory board for CIOX Health (HealthPort). She has been a guest speaker at numerous healthcare conferences related to healthcare, revenue cycle and privacy.

She has worked in the health information field for more than 30 years; serving in a single hospital facility all the way up to multi-site facilities. She has vast experience with hospital as well as physician practice management, coding and patient privacy and HIPAA knowledge. Scarlett provides on-going education to both the physician practice staff and hospital staff for HIPAA.

Barry Libman, MS, RHIA, CDIP, CCS, CCS-P

Barry Libman is President of Barry Libman Inc., a 40-person firm providing medical record coding and audit services to hospitals. Barry is also President of Libman Education, a provider of training and education for HIM professionals nationwide. Barry is recognized for his in-depth knowledge of coding and reimbursement issues and is often called upon to provide education and training on code updates and coding issues.

Gerasimos (Gerry) Petratos, MD, MS

CEO, Hiteks Solutions Inc.

As CEO of Hiteks I lead our company’s approach to smart, innovative solutions integrated with physician workflow within EHRs. Having worked for 9 years in Pharma as Head of Data Analytics at Roche and Genentech, I came to understand the economic impact of good data. My training at the NIH, Intermountain and University of Utah in Natural Language Processing, with later exposure as a professor at Northwestern’s Medical Informatics Program, confirmed that supporting physicians with good data, in real-time at the point-of-care can result in huge efficiencies in the healthcare system.

We eliminate double entry and present all relevant information in real time to the MD so he can provide the best and most efficient care through effective Problem List Management. Our technology saves doctors an hour a day in frustrating computer time, improving their satisfaction, and allows them to see more patients (or spend more time with those they see). The availability of higher quality data at the point of care leads to benefits for the hospital enterprise. Hospitals now can retain more revenue from improving ICD10 specificity without being burdened with excessive queries or claims denials.

Hospitals further benefit by capturing far more revenue because they don’t miss reimbursement opportunities. The CIO benefits because our solution is cloud-based and can be easily integrated with most EHRs, eliminating local implementation and support. The physician benefits with targeted point of care clarifications and advice within their workflow.


Dan Rode is currently principal in his own firm centering on education, consulting, and government relations especially concentrating on healthcare privacy and security, enterprise information governance, and information standards. Dan is also an associate instructor in the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay HIMT (on-line) program.

Previously Dan served as AHIMA’s vice president for advocacy, policy, and government relations and also authored an ongoing column and many articles. He also served as technical director and director of HFMA’s Knowledge Network™. For twenty years he served in a number of management and administrative roles in university-based health systems in Utah and Minnesota.

Dan has spoken with the NHHIMA on several occasions and will be going on a deeper dive into enterprise information governance.