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Elizabeth Forrestal, PhD, RHIA, CCS, FAHIMA
Professor

BA, French, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, Health Information Administration, College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, Minnesota
MA, Organizational Leadership, College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, Minnesota
PhD, Higher Education, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia

ECU faculty member and Chair 1996 through 2010. Prior faculty appointment: Medical College of Georgia, Augusta Georgia (1990-1996)

Courses Taught
Evaluation Methods in Health Informatics
Managed Care in Health Systems
Professionalism in Health Information Management
Health Care Reimbursement
Health Data Structures
Health Service Coding
Topics in Health Information Management
Quality Management in Health Care
Management of Health Information Services Department and Seminar

Recent Publications (formerly last name, "Layman")

Forrestal, E.J.  2014(July-September).  Foundation of evidence-based decision making for health care managers – part II. meta-analysis and applying the evidence.  Health Care Manager, 33(3):230-244.

Kulesher, R., & Forrestal, E. 2014. International models of health systems financing.  Journal of Health Administration, 3(4):127-139.

Forrestal, E.J. 2014(April-June). Foundation of evidence-based decision making for health care managers – part I: systematic review.  Health Care Manager, 33(2):97-109.

Zeng, X., Forrestal, E.J., Cellucci, L.W., Kennedy, M.H., & Smith, D.  2013(October-December). Using electronic health records and data warehouse collaboratively in community health centers.  Journal of Cases on Information Technology (JCIT), 15(4, Special Issue), 45-62

Forrestal, E.  (2013.) Chapter 20:  Research methods.  In K.M.  LaTour, S.E. Maki, & P.K Oachs (Eds.), Health information management:  Concepts, principles, and practice, 4th ed. (pp. 545-606).  Chicago, IL:  American Health Information Management Association.

Forrestal, E. (2013, Winter).  Leading by design. Perspectives in Health Information Management. http://perspectives.ahima.org/leading-by-design/

Cellucci, L.W., Layman, E.J., Campbell, R., & Zeng, X. (2011, Fall).  Integrating healthcare ethical issues into IS education. Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE), 23(3), 215-224.

Casto, A. B., & Forrestal, E.  (2013).  Principles of healthcare reimbursement, 4th ed. with on-line instructors' manual and student workbook.  Chicago, IL:  American Health Information Management Association.

Forrestal, E.J., Cellucci, L.W., Zeng, X., Kennedy, M.H., & Smith, D.  (2013). Health information technology collaboration in community health centers:  The Community Partners, HealthNet, Inc. In S. Sarnikar, D. Bennett, & M. Gaynor (Eds.), Cases in Health Information Technology for Patient Care Management, (pp. 171-196). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Layman, E.J. (2011, October-December).  Decision making for health care managers and supervisors: Theory into practice. Health Care Manager, 30(4), 287-300.

Casto, A. B., & Layman, E.  (2011).  Principles of healthcare reimbursement, 3rd ed.  Chicago, IL:  American Health Information Management Association.

Layman, E., Bamberg, R., Campbell, C., & Wark, E.  (2010, Spring).  Environmental scanning:  Allied health leaders’ selection of strategic information.  Journal of Allied Health, 39(1), 11-19.

Layman, E.J.  (2009, October-November).  Human experimentation: Historical perspective of breaches of ethics in U. S. health care.  Health Care Manager, 28(4), 354-374.

Layman, E.  (2009, Summer).  Research and policy model for health informatics and information management.  Perspectives in Health Information Management 6:1-7. http://library.ahima.org/xpedio/groups/public/documents/ahima/bok1_044319.pdf

Layman, E.J. (2008, April-June). Ethical issues and the electronic health record. Health Care Manager, 27(2), 165-176.

Layman, E. (2008, March-April). Training health care personnel to work with health care data. North Carolina Medical Journal, 69(2),159-162.

Rosenthal, D.A., & Layman, E. (2008, February 13). Utilization of information technology in eastern North Carolina physician practices: determining the existence of a digital divide. Perspectives in Health Information Management, 5(3). Available at http://library.ahima.org/xpedio/groups/public/documents/ahima/bok1_036774.html.

Layman, E.J., & Watzlaf, V.J. (2008). Health informatics research methods: Principles and practice. Chicago, IL: American Health Information Management Association.

Casto, A. B., & Layman, E. (2009). Principles of healthcare reimbursement, 2nd ed. Chicago, IL: American Health Information Management Association.

Layman, E.J. (2007, April-June). Job redesign and the health care manager. Health Care Manager, 26(2), 98-110.

Layman, E., & Bamberg, R. (2006). Coping with a turbulent healthcare environment: An integrative literature review. Journal of Allied Health, 35(1), 50-60.

Bamberg, R., & Layman, E. (2006). Chapter 3: The development of allied health leaders for dean positions in schools or colleges of allied health. In A. Columbus (Ed.), Advances in psychology research, volume 41 (pp. 53-73). New York, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

Layman, E. J., & Bamberg, R. (2005, July-September). Environmental scanning and the health care manager. Health Care Manager, 24(3), 200-208.

Shah, M. A., & Layman, E. (2005, January-March). Using a multi-pronged approach to implement organizational performance improvements. Health Care Manager, 24(1), 48-54.

Bamberg, R., & Layman, E. (2004, Summer). Approaches to leadership development used by deans of allied health. Journal of Allied Health, 33(2), 113-124.

Layman, E. (2003, January-March). Health informatics: Ethical issues. Health Care Manager, 22(1), 2-15.

Layman, E. (2006). Chapter 16: Research methods. In K. M. LaTour & S. Eichenwald Maki (Eds.), Health information management: Concepts, principles, and practice, 2nd ed. (pp. 437-487). Chicago, IL: American Health Information Management Association.

Layman, E., Bamberg, R., & Jones, H. P. (2002, Winter). Filling the position of lead administrator in schools of allied health: The experience of search committees. Journal of Allied Health, 31(4), 197-204.

Layman, E., & Watzlaf, V. (2002, June). Manuscript characteristics affecting reviewers’ decisions for journals in health information management. Proceedings of the Leslie Blide Memorial Research Forum of the Assembly on Education of the American Health Information Management Association, Chicago: American Health Information Management Association, Tab 12.

Bamberg, R., Layman, E., & Jones, H. P. (2000, Winter). Leadership progression in schools of allied health. Journal of Allied Health, 29(4), 196-202.

Layman, E. J., & Guyden, J. A. (2000). Renewal versus burnout: A career blueprint. Health Care Manager,18(3), 52-62.

Awards and Certification
Legacy Award of the Triumph Awards of the American Health Information Management Association and the Foundation of Research and Education of AHIMA with co-recipient Anne Casto, October 2007

Dean’s Award for Outstanding Research, School of Allied Health Sciences, East Carolina University, August 2007

Drs. Rick Bamberg, Elizabeth Layman, and Harold Jones were recipients of the 2001 J. Warren Perry Distinguished Author Award for their article "Leadership Progression in Schools of Allied Health." The Author Award honors the best article of the year in the Journal of Allied Health.

Layman has been appointed to the Fellowship Review Committee of the American Health Information Management Association. This distinguished group is responsible for making recommendations for fellowship and candidacy.

Fellow of the American Health Information Management Association (FAHIMA), February 2001

Spotlight Award, North Carolina Health Information Management Association, May 2001

J. Warren Perry Distinguished Author Award, Journal of Allied Health, Nov. 1996

Outstanding Poster Presentation in Health Care Reform, Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions, 29th Annual Conference, Charleston, SC, November 1996

Outstanding Dissertation 1995-1996, College of Education, Department of Educational Policy Studies, Georgia State University, Atlanta, May 1996

Aspen Systems Graduate Scholarship, Foundation of Record Education, American Health Information Management Association, 1993

Outstanding Member, Augusta Area Health Information Management Association, 1993

Alpha Eta Society, Georgia Chapter, June 1993

Certificate of Achievement for Superior Achievement and Excellence, Minnesota Medical Record Association, 1986

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Association of Psychological Type, June 1994

Certified Coding Specialist, C05514, June 1992

Registered Record Administrator, 17041, October 1989

Accredited Record Technician, 26751, September 1986

Research Interest
Leadership and Management
Coping
Professional Burnout
Governance in Higher Education
Ethics
Curriculum

Professional Organizations
American Health Information Management Association
North Carolina Health Information Management Association
National Association for Health Care Quality
Assembly on Education of the American Health Information Management Association
American Educational Research Association