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Mary A. Hanken

Senior Lecturer Emeritus, Health Services


PhD   University of Washington, 1989   (Education)
MEd   Seattle University, 1974   (Education)
BS   Seattle University, 1963   (Medical Records Administration)

Contact Info


office:   14-107 UW Tower

4333 Brooklyn Ave NE, 14-107
Seattle, WA 98195-9544

campus box:   359455
voice:   206-543-8833


Mary Alice Hanken is a senior lecturer in the Health Informatics and Health Information Managment Program. She teaches courses on legal aspects of health care, quality improvement and research in health care, and manages selected field experiences and projects.

Mary Alice is a past president of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), WSHIMA and has recieved AHIMA's Educator Award, Literary Award, and Distinguished Member Award.

Health information management; privacy and confidentiality of health information
  • HIHIM 520   (MHIHIM)
    Law, Policy, and Ethics in Health Informatics and Health Care
  • HIHIM 530   (MHIHIM)
    Privacy and Security in Electronic Environments
  • HIHIM 550   (MHIHIM)
    Healthcare Data Management - Health Records to Enterprise
  • HIHIM 556   (MHIHIM)
    Healthcare Quality and Technology

Hanken MA. Is your privacy protected? Privacy and confidentiality of personal health information. Stand News. 1999 Apr;27(4):22-4.  PMID: 11693158

Hanken MA. New standards focus on information security. J AHIMA. 1998 Mar;69(3):45.  PMID: 10177482

Hanken MA. E-mail security. J AHIMA. 1996 Nov-Dec;67(10):40-2; quiz 43-4.  PMID: 10162079

Hanken MA. Standards for confidentiality, privacy, access, and data security. Top Health Inf Manage. 1996 May;16(4):44-8.  PMID: 10157660

Hanken MA. Accelerated programs in health information management. J AHIMA. 1993 Apr;64(4):40, 42.  PMID: 10125194

Professional Activities

Mary Alice is an active member of AHIMA, WSHIMA, AMIA and ASTM.

Community Interests

  • EHR Systems in Behavorial Health and Ambulatory Care
  • Designing and implementing systems that meet health care organization needs and regulatory/standards requirements.