Barbara Hinkle-Azzara

Vice President, HIM Operations

“One of the most rewarding aspects of my job is when I’m able to show clients minor improvements that can make a major difference in their positive outcomes.” — Barbara

Barbara Hinkle-Azzara, RHIA, applies her strong background in both hospital HIM leadership and vendor/client relationships to lead client development, coordination and management for HRS. Barbara is a hands-on leader who often dives deep into details so that she can develop high-level strategies to improve client processes.

Prior to joining HRS in October 2013, Barbara served as the VP of HIM Solution Strategy for Meta Health Technology, a division of Streamline Health Solutions. Barbara was previously responsible for overseeing the operations of the New York City Meta division and for defining the strategy for the company’s web-based product line, as well as business development and partner relations.

Before joining Meta, Barbara served as the Director of Health Information Management at several major teaching facilities in New York City. In her various roles, she has provided leadership on steering committees and implementation teams for new products and programs, including document imaging, clinical documentation improvement, CPOE, recovery audit contractor (RAC) and revenue cycle improvement processes.

Barbara has a Bachelor of Science in Medical Record Administration from Bowling Green State University (Ohio). She is an active member of AHIMA, NYHIMA, HIMANYC, ACDIS, and HIMSS. She currently is a member of the AHIMA Convention Planning Committee and the Suffolk County Community College (N.Y.) Advisory Board.