Credits

Component Authors

Assigned Institution

University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama

Team Lead

Kay Clements, MA, RHIA

Department of Health Services Administration

School of Health Professions

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Primary Contributing Authors

Kay Clements, MA, RHIA

Department of Health Services Administration

School of Health Professions

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Robert Garrie, MPA, RHIA

Department of Health Services Administration

School of Health Professions

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Jacqueline A. Moss, PhD, RN

Clinical Simulation and Technology

School of Nursing

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Midge N. Ray, RN, MSN, CCS

Department of Health Services Administration

School of Health Professions

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Donna Slovensky, PhD, RHIA

School of Health Professions

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Critical Reviewers

Meg N Bruck, MSHI

Department of Health Services Administration

School of Health Professions

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Virginia Caris, MA

Department of Health Services Administration

School of Health Professions

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Carol McKelvey, MA, RHIA

Healthcare Information Programs

Wallace State Community College

Mallory L. Pennington, RHIT

Health IT Workforce Program

Community College Consortia

Donna Stanley, EdS, RHIA, CCS

Healthcare Information Programs

Wallace State Community College

Instructional Designers

Lorrinda Khan, MFA

Department of Health Services Administration

School of Health Professions

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Dan L. Murphy, BS

Nursing Clinical Simulation and Tech

School of Nursing

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Michelle Robinson DMD, MA,

School of Dentistry

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Test Item Writing Assistant

Susie P Bagwell, MA

Birmingham, AL

Lecture Narration

Narration talent provided by Maestro Productions, Nashville, TN.

Narrators

Milton Bagby

Lori Stegner

Sound Engineer

Bryan Talbot

Talbot Sound

Nashville, TN

Instructor Manual Editor

Shannon Houser, PhD, MPH, RHIA

Department of Health Services Administration

School of Health Professions

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Other Contributors

Lance Hamff, MSHI

Health System Information Services

University of Alabama at Birmingham

 

Jonathan McNair, MS

Health Services Administration

University of Alabama at Birmingham

 

Author Biography

Kay R Clements, MA, RHIA, is an Associate Professor and Program Director in the Health Information Management (HIM) Program in the Department of Health Services Administration, School of Health Professions of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).  In addition to her Master’s Degree in Education and RHIA certification, she is a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) and a Certified Coding Specialist (CCS).  She has taught for many years in the BSHIM undergraduate program and in the MS in Health Informatics Masters Program. In her role as the Program Director for the HIM Program, Ms. Clements led the development of a new curriculum for the HIM Graduate Track leading to the Master of Science in Health Informatics, within the established MSHI Program in the Department of Health Services Administration.  She is currently serving as an HIM Educator and HIM Department representative collaborating with the UAB Health System Information Services team for the electronic medical record at UAB Hospital.

 

Robert Garrie, MPA, RHIA, is Associate Professor in the BS in Health Information Management Program.  Mr. Garrie has been in leadership roles within the state of Alabama as well as nationally.  In particular, he has had leadership roles in HIM education and educational program accreditation including serving as Director of Education and Accreditation for the American Health Information Management Association [AHIMA], a commissioner on the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, and President of the Alabama Association for Health Information Management.  Mr. Garrie also teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in the development of the electronic medical record and clinical information systems.

 

Jacqueline Moss, PhD, RN, is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Adult/Acute Health, Chronic Care and Foundations Department n the School of Nursing at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  She is a Scientist, Center for Outcomes Effectiveness Research and Education (Steering Committee, Health Informatics Unit) and Scientist, Center for Aging, University of Alabama at Birmingham.  Dr. Moss has experience in teaching and researching topics in the area of standardizing nursing documentation for outcome assessment and has been twice awarded the Harriet H. Werley award for her work from the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA).  She is a member of the Clinical Care Classification Scientific Committee and past member of the Board of Governing Directors, the Alliance for Nursing Informatics and Secretary for the Nursing Informatics Working Group of AMIA. She currently is serving on the scientific program committee for the 2012 AMIA annual symposium.

 

Midge Ray, RN, MSN, CCS, is an Associate Professor in Health Information Management Program and a scientist in the Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research and Education (COERE) and a member of the UAB Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs) of Musculoskeletal Diseases at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She has Master’s degrees in both nursing and education.  She currently teaches in health informatics, health information management and healthcare systems. Course responsibilities include development of the electronic health record and clinical information. As investigator, her research has included using technology in outcomes and health behavior change in primary care practices. She has been a co-author on two different manuscripts that received the Distinguished Paper Award from American Medical Informatics Association and has published with her colleagues in numerous journals including Journal of American Medical Informatics Association, Journal of Health Psychology, Journal of Pharmacotherapy, and Journal of General Internal Medicine.

 

Donna J. Slovensky, PhD, FAHIMA, RHIA, is a Professor in the Department of Health Services Administration, and Associate Dean of the School of Health Professions.  She holds secondary appointments in the Department of Management in the School of Business, the UAB Graduate School, the School of Medicine Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research and Education, and the Lister Hill Center for Health Policy.  Dr. Slovensky teaches an upper-level medical terminology course with an annual enrollment of approximately 275 students.  She has extensive experience in health professions course development and teaching, both undergraduate and graduate, and in online and traditional delivery formats.  She is co-author of Information Systems for Healthcare Management, published by Health Administration Press and a contributing author to Health Information: Management of a Strategic Resourcepublished by Saunders Elsevier.  Other scholarly works include journal articles, book chapters, and cases related to health care management, health information management, and quality management.

Meg Bruck, MSHI, is employed part-time in the Department of Health Services Administration at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  She provides management and review services on the HIT Curriculum Development Center project. She is a graduate of Hunter College of the City University of New York with a Master’s degree in Health Informatics from UAB.  She has taught several components of the HIT Curriculum at Santa Fe College in Gainesville, FL.

Virginia Caris, MA, is employed part-time in the Department of Health Services Administration at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  She provides review and editorial services on the HIT Curriculum Development Center project. She is a graduate of Emory University with a Master’s degree in American Literature from George Washington University.  She has taught at Diné (Navajo) Community College and at the University of Montevallo and has worked in advertising and scientific/medical publishing.

 

Carol D. McKelvey, MA, RHIA, has been a member of the faculty of the Health Information Technology (HIT) Program at Wallace State Community College since 1993.  She earned a B.S. degree in health information administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and an M.A. degree in health science from the University of Alabama.  Over the past eight years, her concentration has been in the area of e-learning, serving as developer and instructor of distance education classes for the HIT Program, and evaluator of online course content and quality for Wallace State.  Prior to becoming an educator, Ms. McKelvey served as the Director of Health Information Services in general acute care and rehabilitation settings.  She is an active member of the American Health Information Management Association and the Alabama Association of Health Information Management.

 

Mallory L. Pennington, RHIT, has been a member of the Community College Consortia Health IT Workforce Program since 2010 providing part time online instruction and also serving in an administrative capacity.  She earned an A.A.S degree in Health Information Technology from Itawamba Community College and an A.S. degree in General Studies. In addition, she works for The Coding Center of Birmingham, AL and is pursuing her CCS.  She is an active member of the American Health Information Management Association and the Mississippi Health & Information Management Association where she serves as Secretary of her local chapter.

 

Donna S. Stanley, EdS, RHIA, CCS, is Director of the Health Information Technology (HIT) Associate Degree Program in the Health Division of Wallace State Community College in Hanceville, Alabama.  She has been Program Director and Instructor in the HIT program since 1992, teaching both on campus and online courses.  Mrs. Stanley is currently the Past-President of the Alabama Association of Health Information Management (AAHIM). In 2011 she became an AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer.

 

Lorrinda Khan, MFA, is a Senior Instructional Design Specialist in the Department of Health Services Administration at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).  She has a MFA and has worked as a senior textbook editor for professional publications at Davis Publications as well as an online instructor (Capella University, Southern New Hampshire University, Baker College). Her instructional design experiences include curriculum design and development for the Alabama Fire College and the University of South Florida College of Medicine.  At UAB she provides support for online education for multiple graduate programs within the Department of Health Services Administration.  She has extensive experience with course development and maintenance using a variety of online instructional technologies (Blackboard, WebCT, WebCT Vista, etc). She has also published guides for online instruction.

 

Dan L. Murphy,is an Instructional Design Manager in the School of Nursing. He has a BS in Corporate Training and Development and a prior Associate of Applied Science Degree (Instructor of Technology).  He is currently studying for a Masters in Education in Instructional Technology.  He has prior experience as a Technical Training Instructor and Technical Training Evaluator for the US Air Force.  He has developed a Virtual Patient Simulator for which he has a patent pending. He currently provides instructional design support for a number of externally funded projects including “Distance-Based Education for International Study Coordinators”, “A Culturally Competent Online NNP Program”, “Psychiatric NP program for the Rural Deep South”, “Leadership Education in Child-Health Nursing (LECHN)”, “Culturally Competent Alabama Clinical Nurse Leaders Program”, and a “Distance Learning Culturally Competent ANP/GNP Program for rural and underserved populations.”

 

Michelle Robinson DMD, MA,is Associate Professor in General Dental Sciences and Associate Dean for Health Information and Business Systems at the UAB School of Dentistry. Her dental career has included private practice, teaching, consulting, outreach programs, and working with online learning and computer and communications technologies. In her current role, Dr. Robinson is completing her third clinical systems implementation and online curriculum for a professional school. Dr. Robinson is a graduate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and has a master’s degree in medical informatics from Columbia University.  She also has several certifications, including Special Patient Care, IT Project Management, and Online Education. Among several honors and awards, Dr. Robinson is the recipient of the 2002 “Most Promising Health Professional” award from the International Women of Color in Health, Science and Technology, and the 2007 Faculty Award for research from the National Dental Association.

 

Susan P. Bagwell, MA, received her Masters degree in Education from The University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2009.  She is an alumnus of the UAB Urban Teacher Enhancement Program. She has over six years of teaching experience and served as administrator and teacher at a summer learning program for urban school children.

 

Shannon Houser, PhD, MPH, RHIA, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Services Administration, School of Health Professions of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).  Dr. Houser serves as a member of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)’s Education Strategy Committee and Research Committee; and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)’s Electronic Health Record Usability Taskforce.  She has served on the editorial review board and is currently a reviewer of the Perspectives in Health Information Management journal, and associate editor of the International Journal of Privacy and Health Information Management.  Dr. Houser develops courses and teaches in the undergraduate and graduate Health Information Management Programs for both the traditional classroom courses and online/distance learning courses.

 

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