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Rhonda Joyner

Health Informatics & Information Management program graduates first master’s student

A distance education student from the Charlotte area has become the first person to graduate from East Carolina University with a master’s degree in health informatics and information management. Rhonda Joyner of Indian Trails completed her required internship this summer and is now seeking employment in the health care industry. ECU’s Department of Health Services and Information Management – housed in the College of Allied Health Sciences – launched its inaugural graduate program in 2013. The degree builds on a graduate certificate in health informatics.

Read more about Joyner’s experience at

Health Informatics Career Fair 2015

2015 Health Informatics Career and Internship Fair/Symposium

Looking for the Perfect Career? Consider career options in the exploding field of Health Informatics. You do not want to miss the 2015 HI Career and Internship Fair/Symposium hosted by five of the state's prominent universities in the field. For more information, go to Partners. The industry's leading employers will discuss the incredible opportunities available in health informatics.

9:30am-4pm on Friday, October 23, 2015 at North Carolina Central University (Nursing Building, 1400 S. Alston Ave., Durham, NC 27707). Park in Latham Deck, Lawson St. (take shuttle).

To view more information, register to attend, or register to sponsor this event visit

Nacole - NCHIMA scholarship HSIM Student Awarded Scholarship at Annual Meeting

Nacole T. Everette, RHIA was the recipient of a North Carolina Health Information Management Association (NCHIMA) Scholarship. The $250.00 Scholarship was awarded to one deserving Master's Degree HIM Student. The Scholarship was presented to Nacole at the 2014 NCHIMA 64th Annual Meeting & Coding Roundtable. Nacole is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree in Health Informatics and Information Management. Congratulations, Nacole!


Open House for HIIM

The Department will be having a floating Open House session for the Master of Science in health informatics and information management program at East Carolina University on Thursday, 4/3/14, 6:30pm-8:30pm. This session is for people interested in the Master of Science in health informatics and information management. Information about the course of study will be available. A brief overview of the application process, funding, scholarship and financial aid will be provided. We plan to have a live stream online and also a recorded session available for those cannot attend in person. The links for these sessions will be sent out in March. If you plan to attend, please complete the registration form at: If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Susie Harris  ( 

Article published by Dr.'s Harris, Zeng and Ross

Dr. Susie Harris, Dr. Xiaoming Zeng, Dr. Tom Ross and Mr. Lee Ford have recently published an article entitled "ICD-10 Training: What Coders Are Saying" in the Healthcare Manager Journal.  Visit this link to read the article:

Health Services Management online program ranked as "Best Buy" by

The Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management degree offered by the Department of Health Services & Information Management was ranked first by for students seeking a high quality, affordable online degree. Eight programs in total from ECU were included in the list. Read more about this honor here:

Dr. Cellucci Publishes Text Book

Dr. Leigh CelluciDr. Leigh Cellucci, associate professor in the Department of Health Services and Information Management, has recently published a textbook Healthcare Marketing: A Case Study Approach by Health Administration Press. The book information could be find here.




Dr. Harris serves on panel discussion at Health Informatics Fair

HI Career Fair
 Dr. Susie Harris from the College's Department of Health Services and Information Management served on a panel discussion, Transitioning into Health Informatics, at the Health informatics Career & Internship Fair on Friday, October 11, 2013, at the UNC Charlotte’s Center City Campus. The panel also included educators from Health Informatics graduate programs at Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill and UNC Charlotte.The bi-annual Health Informatics Career Fair was hosted by five of the state’s prominent universities, East Carolina University, Duke Center for Health Informatics, North Carolina Central University, University of North Carolina Charlotte, and University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, in the field, and also featured the industry’s leading employers who discussed the incredible job opportunities available today.

Dr. Campbell has article published

Dr. Robert Campbell, associate professor in the Department of Health Services & Information Management, has an article published in the October 2013 issue of the Journal of American Health Information Management Association [Vol. 84(10) 42-47] titled "The Five Rights of Clinical Decision Support: CDS Tools Helpful for Meeting Meaningful Use".
 View the article here.



Highlights from the Informatics in Health Care Symposium 2012

The Symposium was held Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at the East Carolina Heart Institute. 

View the Agenda
Video recording of the symposium
Pictures from the symposium

Keynote speaker was Troy Trygstad, PharmD, MBA, PhD, Director, Network Pharmacist Program, Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC).
PowerPoint Presentation

The second speaker was William "Bill" Rudman, PhD, RHIA, Executive Director, AHIMA Foundation and Vice President of Education Visioning, AHIMA
PowerPoint Presentation

There were 231 on-line registrants and 169 attendants in person. Among those registered, 130 were affiliated with ECU and 100 were from outside ECU. Of those affiliated with ECU, 71 were students and 28 were faculty members. Most of the attendees, including many Health Information Management graduates, were interested in getting more information about the new Master of Science degree program in Heath Informatics and Information Management program.

Coverage of the MS in Health Informatics and Information Management on the North Carolina Health Information Management Association (NCHIMA) website.

A story was posted on our ECU news website – both the main and health sciences news web pages.
ECU News Website
Health Sciences News Website
Also there was a short story in the Daily Reflector ECU notes on May 13. Clips can be found HERE.

Link to the WITN broadcast about the MS in HIIM.


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