Gretchen C. Murphy

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Senior Lecturer, Health Services


MEd   University of Washington, 1973   (Education)
BS   Seattle University, 1964   (Business)

Contact Info


office:   14-108 UW Tower

4333 Brooklyn Ave NE, 14-108
Seattle, WA 98195-9455

campus box:   359455
voice:   206-543-8810


Gretchen Murphy serves as the Director of the Health Information Administration Program. She has worked in health informatics and information management practice in a variety of healthcare settings, including work on clinical information systems, electronic health record projects and on institution wide programs for patient confidentiality and security. She teaches courses in electronic health records and supervises student management projects. She has co-authored 3 textbooks, several contributed chapters and numerous articles. In 2004, she was given the American Health Information Management Association Distinguished Member award.

Health information policy

  • HIHIM 460
    Management Project I
  • HIHIM 462
    Management Project II
  • HIHIM 499
    Independent Study
  • HIHIM 508   (MHIHIM)
    Health Information Management Systems and Practice
  • HIHIM 510
    Enterprise Systems and Electronic Health Records
  • HIHIM 540   (MHIHIM)
    Community Health Information and Information Exchange
  • HIHIM 598   (MHIHIM)
    Enterprise Leadership, Change, and Project Leadership

Chasteen JE, Murphy G, Forrey A, Heid D. The Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act and the practice of dentistry in the United States: system security. J Contemp Dent Pract. 2004 Aug 15;5(3):158-67.  PMID: 15318267

Murphy G. Patient-centered e-mail: developing the right policies. J AHIMA. 2000 Mar;71(3):47-54; quiz 55-6.  PMID: 11009669

Wolf FM, Friedman CP, Elstein AS, Miller JG, Murphy GC, Heckerling P, Fine P, Miller T, Sisson J, Barlas S, Capitano A, Ng M, Franz T. Changes in diagnostic decision-making after a computerized decision support consultation based on perceptions of need and helpfulness: a preliminary report. Proc AMIA Annu Fall Symp. 1997:263-7.  PMID: 9357629    PMCID: PMC2233524

Murphy G. Information system integration. Making standards work for you: content vocabulary for computer-based patient records. J AHIMA. 1997 Mar;68(3):34-8.  PMID: 10165179

Murphy G. Patient information standards development: a progress report from ASTM. J AHIMA. 1992 Aug;63(8):49-54.  PMID: 10119453

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Professional Activities

Gretchen is an active member of AHIMA, AMIA, HIMSS, and ASTM

Community Interests

Gretchen works with healthcare professionals to establish opportunities for student field experience; and oversees student Capstone projects in the community.