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Wednesday, April 17, 2024
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  • Dr. Kathy Trawick, RHIA, FAHIMA

  • Title: Assistant Teaching Professor of Health Information Technologies
  • Department: Health Information Technologies
  • Office: Allied Health Education Center, Office 117
  • Academic Bio:

    Dr. Kathy Trawick, RHIA, FAHIMA is an HIM faculty member of the Health Information Technology Department at the University of Arkansas – Pulaski Technical College. She is a 1985 graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Health Information Management program.

    Dr. Trawick has expertise in Higher Education and in the Allied Health Sciences. Her basic research interests with keywords under the ERIC database include higher educational administration effectiveness, institutional effectiveness, and student satisfaction. Dr. Trawick has been an HIM practitioner for ten years in acute care facilities as well as an HIM educator and program chairman since 1999. Topics of instruction include healthcare statistics, legal issues, HIM systems and the EHR, health care management, quality improvement, and cancer registry principles. She has been a contributing author of texts in medical terminology, medical law & ethics, and computer systems for HIT. She has authored the Statistics/Research chapter of the Cengage Learning Professional Review Guide’s RHIA-RHIT Exam Review from the years of 2006 until 2017. She has published articles in the AHIMA Journal and Advance as well as the Educational Perspectives in Health Information Management and the Mid-South Educational Research Association Proceedings as well as numerous presentations. She is a consultant to various types of healthcare facilities in Arkansas as well as the Polytechnic of Namibia in Wyndhoek, Namibia, Africa.

    In addition to holding offices at the state level in HIM and Cancer Registry associations, she currently serves on the national CAHIIM Panel of Reviewers for HIT/HIA program accreditation from 2004 to the present. Dr. Kathy Trawick is the recipient of the 2010 Excellence in Teaching Award from the UAMS College of Health Professions and the UAMS Chancellor’s Teaching Award in 2011. She was also chosen as a 2013 Fellow of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

    Her personal interests include traveling, Mahjong on the computer and she enjoys her two springer spaniels.

  • Certifications:
    Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) - Earners of the RHIA credential are experts in managing patient health information and medical records, administering computer information systems, collecting and analyzing patient data, and more! QM Higher Education Rubric - Earners of this credential have completed an interactive study guide on objectives and an alignment worksheet, and drafted helpful recommendations. AHIMA Fellowship - Earners of this credential have significantly contributed to the advancement of the HIM discipline and profession through meritorious service, excellence in professional practice and in HIM education.
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  • - 501-771-6030