Elaine Lips, President & CEO has over thirty years of experience in HIM consulting and information systems in the user, integrated health organization, and vendor environments. Her extensive experience in HIM includes business process outsourcing, operational assessment, EHR transformation, HIM/revenue cycle solutions, and change management.

Prior to forming ELIPSe, Elaine was the HIM Practice Leader for Perot Systems Healthcare. Her responsibilities included business development, transformation to the electronic health record, HIM outsourcing, HIM/revenue cycle solutions such as DNFB reduction solutions, MPI integrity & risk assessment, and HIM operations assessment. In the past, Elaine had several traditional roles in HIM, and then joined an international healthcare organization at the corporate level. There she held several positions, which included consultant, director of marketing, product manager and assistant vice president. Her first HIM and IT consulting business, which provided specialized services throughout the country, ultimately merged with three firms to form a knowledge-based consulting and revenue cycle management company.

Elaine graduated from the University of California Los Angeles, School of Public Health with a Bachelor of Science Degree. Elaine is an Advanced Member of HFMA (Healthcare Financial Management Association), Senior Member of HIMSS (Health Information and Management Systems Society), and very active with AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association). She has also served on CHIA's (California Health Information Association) Board of Directors. She served on the HIMSS Electronic Health Record Adoption Committee, and currently serves on the HIMSS ICD-10 Task Force, and is an Editorial Board Member for Medical Record Briefings. She is a frequent speaker and author at events for major professional organizations throughout the country. Elaine was the recipient of AHIMA's Visionary Award.

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