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Carole L. Okamoto
Senior Lecturer

Carole Okamoto is a Senior Lecturer in the Health Informatics and Health Information Management Program and is a Fellow of the American Health Information Management Association (FAHIMA). She teaches courses in health care delivery and policies, clinical coding and vocabularies, problem-solving and decision-making in health information management, and professionalism and leadership.

Research Interests:
Health information policy

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Contact Information


office:   14-109 UW Tower

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

campus box:   359455
voice:   206-543-8810


MBA   Houston Baptist University, 1983   (Business Admin)
BS   University of Texas (Galveston), 1980   (Medical Records Administration)

Teaching   (Department of Health Services Courses)

  • HIHIM 412
    Healthcare Coding, Vocabulary and Revenue Cycle Management
  • HIHIM 450
    Organizational Theory in Health Facilities and Healthcare Delivery
  • HIHIM 455
    Professionalism and Leadership
  • HIHIM 480
    Management, Problem-Solving and Decision-Making
  • HIHIM 490
    Special Topics in ICD-9-CM
  • HIHIM 530
    Privacy and Security in Electronic Environments

Recent Publications

Burrington-Brown J, Fishel J, Fox L, Friedman B, Giannangelo K, Jacobs E, Lang D, Lemery C, Malchetske B, Morgan J, Murphy K, Okamoto C, Peterson R, Robin D, Smith C, Sweet D, Thomas M, Wolter J, Zallar B; AHIMA e-HIM Personal Health Record Work Group. Defining the personal health record. AHIMA releases definition, attributes of consumer health record. J AHIMA. 2005 Jun;76(6):24-5.  PMID: 15986557

Okamoto C. Legal medical record redefinition in a multimedia environment. J AHIMA. 1998 Oct;69(9):70-2, 74, 76.  PMID: 10187474

Okamoto C, Helbig S. The future is what you make it. J AHIMA. 1995 Jul-Aug;66(7):27-31.  PMID: 10143525


Professional Activities
Carole is active in the American Health Information Association (AHIMA) as well as the Washington State Health Information Management Association (WSHIMA).