Rosann M O'Dell, D.H.Sc., MS, RHIA, CDIP
Chair, Department of Health Information Management
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Health Information Management
Rosann O'Dell, D.H.Sc., MS, RHIA, CDIP, joined the Department of Health Information Management in 2014 as clinical assistant professor. She was appointed department chair July 1, 2018.
An AHIMA-approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer, O'Dell brings diverse experiences in managing personnel, operations, and information systems in areas such as cancer registry, clinical classification, clinical documentation support, and release of information. Her past experience additionally includes program management in continuing medical education and regulatory aspects of clinical research. She has served on institutional committees including HIPAA Privacy, HIPAA Security, oncology services, and clinical ethics.
Among O'Dell's recent contributions to the profession include serving as a review panelist for the peer-reviewed journal, Educational Perspectives in Health Informatics and Information Management, providing expert review for a textbook on the topic of electronic health records, and volunteering on the American Health Information Management Association's Consumer Engagement Practice Council. She has published numerous articles and is a speaker on the local and national level. Other positions include previous service on the AHIMA Clinical Terminology and Classification Practice Council and the AHIMA Foundation's Research and Periodicals Workgroup within the Council for Excellence in Education.
O'Dell has scholarly interests in consumer health informatics, consumer engagement with health and health care, clinical documentation improvement, health care ethics, emerging professional roles in health information management, and health policy.
O'Dell earned a bachelor's degree in health information management from the University of Kansas in 2004, a master's in management from Friends University in 2005, followed by a graduate certificate in clinical health care ethics from Saint Louis University in 2009. She received her doctorate in health sciences with concentration in global health from A.T. Still University in 2012.