Departmental Programs (Majors)
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Mrs. Karen Sansom, MS, RHIA, CPHIMS
Health Information Management Program Director and Associate Professor of Health Information Management
Office: South Campus Academic Wing 141
HIM 220-Statistical Applications in Health Information Management
HIM 230-Computer Applications in Health Information Management
HIM 291-Advanced Medical Terminology
HIM 292-Pharmacology & Laboratory Diagnostics
HIM 295-Seminar & Professional Practice Experience
AH 290-Medical Terminology
Mrs. Sansom earned her BS degree in HIM from the Medical University of South Carolina and her Master's degree in Public Health from Western Kentucky University. She is an active member of the Kentucky Health Information Management Association, the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS). She holds certification from AHIMA as a Registered Health Information Administrator and from HIMSS as a Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems. She is also an AHIMA Approved ICD-10 Ambassador Trainer.