Title: Associate Professor and HIT Program Chair, College of Business and Management

Campus: Fort Washington, Pa.

Dasantila Sherifi is an associate professor and the Health Information Technology (HIT) program chair at DeVry University in Fort Washington, where she teaches classes in HIT, business and liberal arts. Her specialties include health information management, as well as business and marketing. She teaches several classes, including Business Communication and Technical Writing.
For more than 20 years, Ms. Sherifi has held a variety of positions, from speaking and directing radio programs for Radio Kukesi in Albania, to providing translation services for American professors to consulting for small business development. She has also served as an instructor at Gwynedd-Mercy College in Gwynedd Valley, and as a discharge analyst at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. At DeVry University, she began and led the HIT program through the accreditation process and assisted with the program’s expansion in the Philadelphia area.  In addition to her position at DeVry, she currently serves as a quality management analyst at Holy Redeemer Hospital in Meadowbrook.
Ms. Sherifi was a co-writer of a business administration textbook written in Albanian for the University of Shkodra, and a book reviewer for the CCS Exam Success Review Book’s 2010 and upcoming 2011 edition. She has won several awards, including the DeVry Pride Award in 2007 and the Distinguished Alumni award from Gwynedd Mercy College in 2008. She belongs to several organizations, including the American Health Information Management Association, the Pennsylvania Health Information Management Association, and is board member and treasurer of the South Eastern Pennsylvania Health Information Management Association.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in health information administration from Gwynedd-Mercy College, a master’s degree in business administration from Southern Illinois University, an advanced management training degree from the University of Nebraska and a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Tirana.
Thought Leadership
-       Development and use of electronic health records across the nation will change healthcare.
-       Believes it will become necessary to enhance clinical knowledge due to the adoption of ICD-10-CM coding system.
-       Future developments in healthcare will create a need for more educated and skilled health information employees, and perhaps an increased need for employees with bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in health information and healthcare management.
To schedule an interview with Dasantila Sherifi, please contact Katie Pearson at 312-861-5248 or katie.pearson@mslgroup.com.
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