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Dr. Jennifer Peterson

Associate Professor, Health Informatics and Management
Health Sciences
Office
Felmley Hall Annex FSA 426
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Biography

Dr. Peterson has a bachelor's degree in Medical Record Administration, a Master's in Health and Physical Education, and a Doctorate in Educational Administration and Foundations. She spent much of her career working in Cancer Program Management and Oncology Clinical Research. She has taught at Illinois State University in the Health Sciences Department for over 27 year; full time for the last 9 years. Her areas of interest include program assessment and evaluation, cancer registry, and the role of health information in population health. She currently serves as Health Information Management faculty and as the HIM Program Director.

Current Courses

210.001Introduction To Health Information Management

105.002Medical Terminology

105.003Medical Terminology

345.001Quality Management In Health Care

105.001Medical Terminology

Teaching Interests & Areas

Introduction to Health Information Management, Pathophysiology, Quality Improvement in Health Care, Technology in Health Information Management, Data Analysis, and Management in Health Care

Research Interests & Areas

Online education, Adult Undergraduate Education, Assessment and Evaluation in Online Education, Meaningful Use and Electronic Health Records, Cancer Registry

Ph D Educational Administration and Foundations

Illinois State University
Normal, IL

MS Health and Physical Education

Illinois State University
Normal, IL

BS Medical Records Administration

Illinois State University
Normal, IL

TRIO Choice Award

TRIO - Illinois State University
2019

Recipient, Impact Award

Office of the Provost and University College
2014

Ambassador of the Year

Illinois Health Information Management Association
2014

Distingusished Member

National Society of Collegiate Scholars
2013

Member

Kappa Delta Pi
2001

Journal Article

Houser SH, Flite CA, Foster SL, Hunt TJ, Morey A, Palmer MN, Peterson J, Pope RD, Sorensen L. Patient clinical documentation in telehealth environment: are we collecting appropriate and sufficient information for best
practice? mHealth 2021.
Peterson, J., Houser, S., Flite, C., Kinnerson, L., Birchfield, H., & Post, A. Exploring the Use of Cancer Registry Data for Care Coordination. Danette Clark (EDs). Journal of Registry Management 48.1 (2021): 12-19.
Peterson, J., & Turley, J. Predictors of Success on the RHIA Exam. Perspectives in Health Information Management 18.3 (2021)
Houser, S., Flite, C., Foster, S., Hunt, T., Kinnerson, L., Murry, C., Palmer, M., Peterson, J., Pope, R., & Sorensen, L. Population Health: Identifying skill Sets and Education Alignment for HIM Professionals. Perspectives in Health Information Management (2020)
Peterson, J. An Evaluative Study of a Health Information Management Program Following a Significant Curriculum Change - Part I. Perspectives in Health Information Management (2020): Online.

Presentations

HIM Needs for Assisted Living Facilities. CIHIMA/SIHIMA Spring Meeting. Central Illinois Health Information Management Association. (2022)
Health Information Roles in Clinical Documentation of Telehealth Environment. AHIMA Assembly on Education. AHIMA. (2021)
Population Health Workforce: Are we Teaching the Right Skill Sets to HIM Students?. CIHIMA Spring Meeting. Central Illinois Health Information Management Association. (2021)
Predictors of Success on the RHIA Exam. CAHIIM Fall Festival. CAHIIM. (2021)
Cancer Registry Data: The Use and Impact on Cancer Coordination. AHIMA20 Virtual Conference. American Health Information Management Association. (2020)
Population Health Workforce: Are We Teaching the Right Skill Sets to HIM Students. Assembly on Education. American Health Information Management Association. (2020)
RHIA Exam Prep. Illinois Health Information Management Association Annual Conference. ILHIMA. (2020)
An Evaluative Study of a Health Information Program Following a Significant Curriculum Change. AHIMA Assembly on Education Symposium. American Health Information Management Association. (2019)
Curriculum Transition - Early Adoption Demonstration. AHIMA Assembly on Education Symposium. American Health Information Management Association. (2019)
The Future of HIM Education: Avatars in the Classroom. Illinois Health Information Management Association Annual Meeting. ILHIMA. (2019)

Grants & Contracts

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Travel Grant. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Illinois State University. (2014)