Advisory Committee: Master of HIHIM


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An advisory committee to the UW Master of Health Informatics and Health Information Management (MHIHIM) program helps guide the overall direction of the program.

The committee includes key faculty and staff as well as representatives from some of the top organizations in the field. Committee members review content, guide course design, and provide updates to ensure the program remains current as the field evolves.

Theresa Amihere-Bervell, MHA, RHIA, CHPC,
Health Care Mission Leadership, Diversity, Quality, Compliance and Privacy, Providence Health and Services

Hamed Barahimi, Master of HIHIM
IT Director, Stanford Healthcare (CA) 

Amy Bolin-Deon, MHIS, RHIA, CHP
Administrative Director, Health Information Services, Documentation & Coding, Virginia Mason Medical Center

Sarah Cave, MHA
Clinical Associate Professor, Health Information Management Programs, University of Washington

James Condon, EdD, RHIA, CTR
Program Director and Associate Teaching Professor, Health Information Management Programs, University of Washington 

Chris Denier-Karr
Senior IT Consultant, Healthcare IT, The BASIC Group

John Hartgraves, Master of HIHIM
Associate Program Director and Associate Teaching Professor, HIHIM Programs, University of Washington 

Seth Hennessey, MHA
Assistant Administrator, Business Development and Clinical Faculty, University of Washington Medical Center 

Ernie Hood
Senior Director, Research and Insights, The Advisory Board 

Bryant Karras, M.D.
Chief Public Health Informatics Officer, Washington State Department of Health

Gretchen Murphy, MEd, RHIA, FAHIMA
Senior Lecturer (retired), University of Washington

Kathleen Nguyen, MHIHIM, RHIA
Director of IT Clinical Communications, Seattle Children’s Hospital

Joe Nichols, M.D.
Principal, Health Data Consulting

Sandra Nunn, MA, MS, RHIA
Principle, KAMC Consulting

India Ornelas, Ph.D., MPH, Interim Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Health Systems and Population Health, University of Washington

Tom Payne, M.D.
Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education, University of Washington School of Medicine
Adjunct Professor, Department of Health Systems and Population Health, UW School of Public Health
Member of the Brotman Baty Institute for Precision Medicine, UW Medicine 

Kathleen Peterson, MS, RHIA, CPHI, CCS
Senior Lecturer Emeritus, Master of HIHIM Program, University of Washington

Debra Primeau, MA, RHIA, MOAM, FAHIMA
President, Primeau Consulting Group

Dennis Schmuland, M.D., FAAP
Alliance of Angels, former Microsoft Chief Health Strategy Officer

Carolin Spice, MS, RHIA, CPHQ
Associate Teaching Professor, Master of HIHIM, University of Washington

Anne Turner, M.D., MLIS, MPH
Professor, Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education, University of Washington
Associate Director, Health Promotion Research Center, University of Washington
Researcher, Northwest Center for Public Health Practice, University of Washington

Sara Vaezy, MHA
Executive Vice President, Chief Digital Officer, Providence