Amanda “Mandi” Kraushaar has worked with Registry Partners since June 2014. She began her employment as a full-time Project CTR before transitioning to Project Manager in January of this year. Mandi primarily works with CoC accredited cancer programs. She has recently began mentoring an on-site registrar on abstracting in preparation for the CTR exam.
Prior to joining RPI, Mandi worked for Franciscan Saint Francis Health in Indianapolis, IN as the Tumor Registry Quality Coordinator; she also served as Data Analyst for Community Health Network in Indianapolis and Technology Consultant for IUPUI University Information Technology Services in Indianapolis.
Mandi is a graduate of Indiana University where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Administration. She became certified as a RHIA in August 2011 and a Certified Tumor Registrar in September 2013.
She is a member of the American Health Information Management Association, National Cancer Registrars Association and the Indiana Cancer Registrars Association. Mandi resides in Indianapolis, IN with her husband, Matt. In her free time she enjoys reading, gardening, traveling, and fostering dogs.
Q&A with Mandi:
Q: You recently attended Accreditation 101. What was that experience like?
A: I learned so much at Accreditation 101. The program was presented by excellent speakers from the COC and outlined every cancer program standard. Plenty of time was devoted to Q&A, which I found very interesting and helpful. I would definitely recommend this program to anyone looking for clarification on the standards.
Q: What is your favorite thing about working from home?
A: I love everything about working from home, but my favorite thing is the flexibility that it affords me. My husband was recently deployed for 6 months, and I was able to relocate my “office” closer to friends and family during that time.