Title: Associate Dean, Health Information Technology, College of Health Sciences

Campus: Pomona, Calif.

Shirley L. Lewis is the associate dean for the health information technology program at DeVry University in the College of Health Sciences, where she teaches a variety of health information technology courses. Her specialties are in healthcare information management and technology.
 
In addition to teaching health information technology courses, Ms. Lewis is currently serving as the Interim HIM Director at the LAC-USC Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. In this role, she formulates and directs the implementation of general administrative policies for the HIM Department as well, manages personnel, plans and develops policies and programs for improved patient care and prepares and manages the department’s budget. Additionally, Ms. Lewis has over 20 years of experience in health information management and technology and currently serves as the president of her own medical billing, coding and consulting firm, Wiggley’s Billing, which she founded in 1988.
 
Ms. Lewis is a member of the American Society of Public Administrators, the Ambulatory Health Information Management Association, the California Association for Health Quality, the American Health Management Information Association, and the National Association of Healthcare Quality. She has previously served on the Board of Directors for the California Health Information Association and acted as the President of the Southern California Health Information Association.
 
Ms. Lewis holds a bachelor’s of science in record administration from St. Louis University, a master’s of health administration from the University of La Verne and is currently pursuing a doctorate in public administration from the University of La Verne. She is also certified in professional healthcare quality and holds her AHIMA ICD-10 Train the Trainer Certificate.
 
Thought Leadership
 
-        In order for healthcare information management professionals to establish themselves as leaders in electronic health records, they will need to get themselves to the table. They need to inform their organizations that they have the expertise on the laws, content, structure and the skill set to implement the electronic health record.
 
-       In the future, it will be absolutely essential for information systems departments and health information management departments to collaborate in order to have the best electronic health records possible.
 
To schedule an interview with Shirley Lewis, please contact Maura Ashe at 312-861-5225 or maura.ashe@mslgroup.com. 

 

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