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Gretchen C. Murphy

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, Health Services


Education

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

Contact Info

email:   gcmurphy@uw.edu

office:   14-108 UW Tower

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

campus box:   359455
voice:   206-543-8818

About

Gretchen Murphy is the former 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 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 510   (MHIHIM)
    Enterprise Systems and Electronic Health Records
  • HIHIM 555   (MHIHIM)
    EHR/HI Systems Operations and Improvement


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