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Judy A Bielby, MBA, RHIA, CPHQ, CCS, FAHIMA

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Health Information Management


Clinical Interests

Judy Bielby, MBA, RHIA, CPHQ, CCS, FAHIMA, brings to the program a focus on, among other interests, health care classification and terminology systems; accurate and consistent application of coding rules, conventions and guidelines; and semantic interoperability.


Professional Background

Bielby has more than 30 years of experience in the health care industry including coding, compliance, risk management, quality management, survey preparation, documentation improvement, and various special projects.

Through her work in the hospital setting, Bielby is able to stay current in the field and provide relevant experience to students. She has worked on numerous projects involving hospitals, state entities, national organizations, and federal government. She has extensive coding experience at several hospitals located in Kansas and Missouri.


Academic Background

Bielby received a bachelor's degree in medical record administration from the University of Kansas in 1987 and a master's degree in business administration from KU in 1995.


Teaching Activities

Course

Title

Instruction

Year(s)

HEIM 565

Clinical Terminologies and Classification I

Lecture (4 credit hours)

2012-present

HEIM 604

Professional Practice Experience II

Lab (2 credit hours)

2013-present

HEIM 635

Clinical Terminologies and Classification II

Lecture (3 credit hours)

2013-2019

HEIM 425

Pharmacology Concepts for Health Information Management

Lecture (2 credit hours)

2019-present


Service

Bielby has served in a number of local, state, and national professional organizations including the American Health Information Management Association, National Association for Healthcare Quality, Kansas Health Information Management Association, Missouri Health Information Management Association, Kansas City Health Information Management Association, and others. Her service includes presentations, elected office positions, and participation on several committees.


Professional Honors

In April 2019 Bielby was named the 2019 Outstanding Member by the Kansas Health Information Management Association. This award recognizes professionals who have made significant and sustained contributions to the field of health information management through service and innovation.

Bielby was honored with the 2016 Stata Norton Distinguished Teaching Award. Determined by a vote of the school's faculty and students, the award recognizes excellence in teaching and outstanding contributions to her profession. She also was selected as the 2015 Distinguished Health Professions Alumna.

In July 2017, Bielby received the 2017 Making Dreams Come True Distinguished Educator Award from the American Health Information Management Association. Recognized for her creativity and innovation in teaching, she received the prestigous award at AHIMA's Assembly on Education Symposium/Faculty Development Institute in Anaheim, Calif.

Curriculum Vitae PDF document

Last modified: Jan 22, 2020

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Contact

Judy A Bielby, MBA, RHIA, CPHQ, CCS, FAHIMA
Clinical Assistant Professor

P: 913-588-2422
F: 913-588-2428
jbielby@kumc.edu

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