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Susie T. Harris, PhD, MBA, RHIA, CCS, FAHIMA

Susie T. Harris

Associate Professor, Health Services and Information Management
Director, Health Information Management Program

Phone: 252-744-6173
Email: harrissus@ecu.edu
Office: 4340F Health Sciences Building

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)


Dr. Harris is an associate professor in the Department of Health Services and Information Management at East Carolina University, Director of the Health Information Management program, and Fellow of the American Health Information Management Association. She received her undergraduate degree in Health Information Management, Master's in Business Administration with a concentration in health care administration degree, and doctor of philosophy degree in Rehabilitation Studies all from East Carolina University. She has 17 years of experience in health care administration.

Education

  • PhD, Rehabilitation Studies (Administration), East Carolina University, 2008
  • MBA, (Health Care Administration concentration), East Carolina University, 1997
  • BS, Health Information Management, East Carolina University, 1989

Program Affiliations

Courses Taught

  • HIMA 3000 Medical Terminology
  • HSMA 3045 Health Data Management
  • HIMA 4145 Classification Systems in Health Care
  • COHE 6000 Health Care Systems and Problems
  • COHE 6460 Classification Systems in Health Care
  • COHE 6470 Health Information Privacy and Security
  • COHE 6600 Management of Health Care Operations
  • COHE 6640 Management of Health Information Services
  • COHE 6803 Internship in Health Informatics and Information Management

Research Interests

Her areas of interest are health industry education, coding, managed health care, electronic exchange of health information, diabetes, and spirituality.

Teaching Interests

Coding, practice management and health information management

Selected Works

Publications

Harris, S., Bell, P., Baker, E. (2017). E-scripts and cell phones - A Blessing or Curse? Health Care Manager, 36(4) 1-6.

Hylock, R., Harris, S.T., (2017). Healthcare Database Management for Health Informatics and Information Management Students: Challenges and Instruction Strategies—Part 2. Educational Perspectives in Health Information Management. http://eduperspectives.ahima.org/healthcaredatabasemanagement2/

Harris, S., Hylock, R. (2017). Was the hyperglycemia due to a bottle of bad insulin? Journal of Case Studies, 35(1) 91-101.

Harris, S.T., Bell, P.D., Woodward, J.A. (2016). First Steps in Starting a Master of Science Program in Health Informatics and Information Management. Educational Perspectives in Health Information Management. http://eduperspectives.ahima.org/firststeps/

Hylock, R., Harris, S.T., (2016). Healthcare Database Management for Health Informatics and Information Management Students: Challenges and Instruction Strategies-Part 1. Educational Perspectives in Health Information Management. http://eduperspectives.ahima.org/healthcare-database-management-for-health-informatics-and-information-management-students-challenges-and-instruction-strategies-part-1/#.Vo7LqfkrJD8

Harris, S. T. & Koenig, H. G. (2016). An 81-year-old woman with chronic illnesses and a strong faith. Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, 13(1), 83-89. Doi:10.1515/jcim-2015-0004

Harris, S. T. & Kennedy, M. H. (2015). Instructional design, curricular content and students' perceptions of a new health data management course. International Journal of Instructional Technology & Distance Learning, 12(4)69-81

Harris, S., Zeng, X, Ross, T, & Ford, L. (2013). ICD-10 Training: What Coders are Saying. Health Care Manager, 32(4)

Harris, S., & Pokorny, M. (2012). Living with diabetes: What patients are saying. Care Management Journals, 13(2)46-50

Harris, S., & Zeng, X. (2012). How to set up an ICD-10 training workshop: Case study. Health Care Manager, 31(4)323-331

Bell, P. D., Zeng, X., & Harris, S. T. (2011). "blogs and wikis: ICT tools to facilitate critical thinking and learning in a web-based health services and information management curriculum", In Antonio Méndez (Ed.) Education in a Technological World: Communicating Current and Emerging Research and Technological Efforts, (pp. 77-82). Vilas Research Center.

Harris, S., Formatex, X., & Ford, Zeng. (2011). International Classification of Diseases, 10th revision: It's coming, ready or not. Health Care Manager, 30(3), 227-235.

Harris, S. (2010). Lawsuit: So you have to go to court. In S.T.. McConnell (Ed.), The Health Care Manager's Legal Guide (pp. 153-162). Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett

Harris, S., Wong, D., & S.T., D. (2010). Spirituality and well-being among persons with diabetes and other chronic disabling conditions: A comprehensive review. Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, 7(1), 1-21

Harris, S., & Musick, X. (2010). Using an audience response system (Zeng) in a face-to-face and distance education ARS/CPT coding course. Perspectives in Health Information Management, 7(Winter), 1-10.

Harris, S. T., (2009). The Impact of Spirituality on Persons with Diabetes: The Impact of Spirituality on Health Conditions of Persons with Diabetes in Eastern North Carolina. S.T., Köln., 

Harris, S., & Teslow, D. (2009). Street smart: Understanding the context of emergency medical services communication and documentation. Journal of the American Health Information Management Association, 80(3), 46-49

Harris, S., & M, Wilfong. (2009). The experience of teaching in a diabetes program. Health Care Manager, 28(1), 65-70

Harris, S. (2009). Impact of Spirituality on Persons with Diabetes. Pokorny, Germany: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing.

Harris, S., & Kulesher, R. (2009). The importance of encounter form design. Health Care Manager, 28(1), 75-80

Harris, S., & Zeng, X. (2008). Using Wiki in an online record documentation systems course. Perspectives in Health Information Management, 5(1), 1-16

Bell, Zeng. D., Brown, M., & Harris, S. T. (2008). The Profession of Health Information Management. Chinese Journal of Rehabilitation Theory and Practice, 14 (1).

Culberstson, D., & Harris, S. (2007). Are we coming back to AR? Perspectives on Administration and Supervision, 17(2), 22-26

Harris, S., & Kulesher, R. (2006). Managed care and the bottom line of your practice. Health Care Manager, 25(3), 228-232.

Zeng, X., & Harris, S. (2005). Blogging in an online health information technology class. Perspectives in Health Information Management, 2(6), 1-18

Books/Book Chapters

Harris, S.T. (2010) Perspectives in Health Information Management, ICD-10 Special Issue.

Bell, Blogging. D., S.T., X., & Harris, S. T. (2011). "P and Zeng: blogs tools to facilitate critical thinking and learning in a web-based health services and information management curriculum", In Antonio wikis (Ed.) Education in a Technological World: Communicating Current and Emerging Research and Technological Efforts, (pp. 77-82). ICT Research Center.

Harris, S. T. (2011). Lawsuit: So you Have to go to Court. In Méndez. McConnell (Ed.), The health care manager's legal guide (Vilas. 153-162). Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

Harris, S. T. (2009). The Impact of Spirituality on Persons with Diabetes: The Impact of Spirituality on Health Conditions of Persons with Diabetes in Eastern North Carolina, Formatexlected Works

Service Activities and Memberships

  • American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), 1989-present

Professional Experience

Program Director
Health Information Management
East Carolina University
July 2016-present

Program Director
Master of Science in Health Informatics and Information Management
East Carolina University
July 2013-June 2016

Assistant Director for Student Affairs
Master of Science in Health Informatics and Information Management
East Carolina University
July 2012-June 2013

Associate Professor
East Carolina University
Department of Health Services and Information Management
July 2013-present

Assistant Professor
East Carolina University
Department of Health Services and Information Management
July 2008-June 2013

Clinical Instructor
East Carolina University
Department of Health Services and Information Management
July 2004-June 2008

Office Administrator
Eastern Neurosurgical and Spine Associates, Inc.
Greenville, NC
August 1998-January 2004

Health Information Management Director
Eastern Neurosurgical and Spine Associates, Inc.
Greenville, NC
June 1990-July 1998

Medical Insurance Instructor
Pitt Community College, Greenville, NC
August 1992-February 1993

Medical Record Consultant
East Carolina Care, Greenville, NC
February 1991-August 1991

Medical Record Director
Wilmington Health Associates, P.A.
Wilmington, NC
May 1989-May 1990