College of Allied Health Sciences
Department of Health Services and Information Management

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Michael Kennedy

Michael H. Kennedy, PhD, MHA, FACHE
Associate Professor

PhD, Decision Sciences and Engineering Systems, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
MS, Operations Research and Statistics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
MHA, Health Administration, Baylor University
MA, Public Administration, Webster University
BA, Experimental Psychology, North Carolina State University

ECU faculty member since July 1, 2007.
Prior faculty appointments: Central Michigan University (2002 - 2007), Slippery Rock University (1997 - 2002), U.S. Army-Baylor University Graduate Program in Health Care Administration (1992 - 1995)



Healthcare Finance and Accounting

Applied Health Services Research
Management of Health Care Operations and Patient Flow
Quality Management in Health Care

Recent Publications

Harris, S. T. & Kennedy, M.H. (2015). Using assessment of online instruction to make the case for medical records management and coding as a required curricular content for undergraduate certification. International Journal of Instructional Technology & Distance Learning, 12(4), 69-81. 

Kennedy, M. H. (2015).  It costs how much?  Journal of Case Studies, 33(1), 104-108.

Kennedy, M. H., Wood, K. H., Ledlow, G. (2014). Applications for managing institutions delivering health care. In R. Nelson & N. Staggers (Eds.). Nursing Informatics: An Interprofessional Approach for Health Practitioners. Maryland Heights, MO: Elsevier.



Dean’s Award for Outstanding Performance in Teaching 2013. College of Allied Health Sciences, East Carolina University.

Central Michigan University Excellence in Teaching Award (2005)
Instructor of the Year, U.S. Army-Baylor University Graduate Program in Health Care Administration (1993 & 95)

Research Interests

Modeling healthcare systems
Developing practical tools for decision-makers
Simulations and games


Professional Organizations

Fellow, American College of Health Care Executives

The Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences

Institute of Industrial Engineers
System Dynamics Society

Healthcare Financial Management Association (Faculty Membership)