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Kathleen Peterson
Senior Lecturer

Kathy is a senior lecturer in the Health Informatics and Health Information Managment Program. She teaches courses on introduction to health information management, clinical vocabularies and coding, revenue cycle management, and electronic health records and health information sytems. She works with students on selected independent study projects and capstone projects. Kathy is a past president of the Washington State Health Information Management Association (WSHIMA). She is a recipient of the WSHIMA President's Award and the AHIMA Coding Roundtable Coordinator award. She serves as a reviewer for the Commission on the Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Research Interests:
Health informatics; health information management

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Contact Information

email:   peterk4@u.washington.edu

office:   14-106 UW Tower

address:
HIHIM
4333 Brooklyn Ave NE, 14-106
Seattle, WA 98195-9455

campus box:   359455
voice:   206-543-8810

Education

MS   Central Michigan University, 1994   (Health Services Admin)
BA   Fordham University, 1973   (History)

Teaching   (Department of Health Services Courses)

  • HIHIM 410
    Introduction to Health Care Systems and Health Data Systems
  • HIHIM 412
    Healthcare Coding, Vocabulary and Revenue Cycle Management
  • HIHIM 413
    Revenue Cycle Management
  • HIHIM 420
    Heath Care Computer Systems and Electronic Health Records
  • HIHIM 462
    Management Project II

Recent Publications



Bronnert J, Daube J, Jopp G, Peterson K, Rihanek T, Scichilone R, Tucker V. Optimizing data representation through the use of SNOMED CT. J AHIMA. 2014 Mar;85(3):48-50.  PMID: 24707646


Clark JS, Eichelmann TA, Fuller JC, Hays S, Lobdell BB, Mangat N, Muscarella M, Peterson K, Uknes C, Warner DM. Electronic documentation templates support ICD-10-CM/PCS implementation. J AHIMA. 2012 Oct;83(10):66-71.  PMID: 23061356


Peterson K, Smith G, Phibbs K, Eminger H, Giustina E, Scichilone R, Bronnert J. Ready, set, automate. Preparing for automation in coding workflows. J AHIMA. 2010 Jul;81(7):34-8; quiz 40.  PMID: 20681414


D'Amato C, D'Andrea R, Bronnert J, Cook J, Foley M, Garret G, Gladden G, Hope K, Imel M, Johnson LM, Jorwic T, Jurek J, Karaman-Meacham C, Kelly CD, Kohn D, Lewis L, Marlow J, Millas B, Novak N, Parker E, Paterno M, Perron K, Peterson K, Peterson K, Piselli C, Ruhnau-Gee B, Safian S, Sanvik G, Scichilone R, Seger R, Viola AF, Von Saleski B, Yoder MJ. Planning organizational transition to ICD-10-CM/PCS. J AHIMA. 2009 Oct;80(10):72-7.  PMID: 19839442


D'Amato C, D'Andrea R, Bronnert J, Cook J, Foley M, Garret G, Gladden G, Hope K, Imel M, Johnson LM, Jorwic T, Jurek J, Karaman-Meacham C, Kelly CD, Kohn D, Lewis L, Marlow J, Millas B, Novak N, Parker E, Paterno M, Perron K, Peterson K, Peterson K, Piselli C, Ruhnau-Gee B, Safian S, Sanvik G, Scichilone R, Seger R, Viola AF, Von Saleski B, Yoder MJ. Transitioning ICD-10-CM/PCS data management processes. J AHIMA. 2009 Oct;80(10):66-70.  PMID: 19839441


Projects

Professional Activities
Kathy is an active member of the American Health Information Management Association, Washington State Health Information Management Assocation, and Healthcare Financial Management Association.
Community Interests
  • Clinical Vocabularies Practice Council
  • ICD-10
  • Clinical coding and revenue cycle seminars, audits and projects