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Barry Libman Inc. Names Ken Zielske Director of Education and Publishing

Former AHIMA Press Director Will Oversee Growing Educational Offerings
Friday, September 21st, 2012

BEDFORD, MA; September 20, 2012 – Barry Libman Inc., which provides medical record coding, audit, and education services to the Health Information Management departments of healthcare institutions, has named Ken Zielske as its new Director of Education and Publishing.

Mr. Zielske, who had been Sr. Director of Publications and Distance Education at the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), will be in charge of managing and growing Barry Libman Inc.'s line of educational offerings, online courses, and publications. Barry Libman Inc., which is well known for its Anatomy and Physiology for Coders online course, will be expanding its educational offerings for the HIM industry. Mr. Zielske will lead the expansion of this product line and is actively looking for new content partners.

“We are pleased that Ken has joined our firm and believe that his unique blend of publishing and education experience combined with his in-depth knowledge of health information management will be very important to our company as we continue to grow and expand,” said Barry Libman, President. “Barry Libman Inc. offers education and training based in our real world experience as coders and HIM professionals.  These are our colleagues and peers and we are working very hard to be sure they are getting the information and skills they need to get ahead.”

“The changing landscape for HIM professionals and for the healthcare institutions that employ them will challenge individuals to improve their skills and broaden their knowledge,” said Mr. Zielske. “We perceive a need in this market for targeted, affordable, and accurate education using technology to broaden access for HIM professionals.”

Before joining Barry Libman Inc., Mr. Zielske launched the AHIMA Press book publishing imprint for AHIMA and oversaw their publishing, distance education and webinar products.  Under his leadership AHIMA Press grew to become the organization's largest source of revenue.

Prior to AHIMA, he worked for the State Bar of Wisconsin and the American Society for Quality in education and publishing roles.

He and his wife Gay live in Madison, WI.

About Barry Libman Inc.

Barry Libman Inc. provides medical record coding, audit, and educational services to the Health Information Management departments of healthcare institutions.   Barry Libman Inc. offers the right-mix of online and classroom education to ensure that the HIM professional is prepared to handle changes in the medical record coding systems and the transition to ICD-10-CM/PCS.