Rosann M O'Dell, D.H.Sc., RHIA, CDIP
Chair, Department of Health Information Management
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Health Information Management
Rosann O'Dell, D.H.Sc., RHIA, CDIP, joined the Department of Health Information Management in 2014 as clinical assistant professor. She was appointed department chair July 1, 2018.
O'Dell brings diverse experiences in managing personnel, operations, and information systems in areas such as cancer registry, clinical data classification, clinical documentation support, and release of information. Her 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 recent scholarly contributions to the profession, O'Dell serves as a review panelist for the peer-reviewed journal Perspectives in Health Information Management; she previously served as a review panelist for Educational Perspectives in Health Informatics and Information Management. She authored a chapter on the topic of clinical quality management in the 5th edition as well as forthcoming 6th edition of the textbook "Health Information Management: Concepts, Principles, and Practice" published by the AHIMA Press. She was the lead author of a 2018 ICD-10-CM/PCS textbook and expert reviewer for a textbook on the topic of electronic health records, both published by Paradigm Education Solutions. She has published numerous articles and is a speaker on the local and national level.
Her volunteerism in the profession includes previously serving a 3-year elected term as a commissioner on the Commission on Certification for Health Informatics and Information Management. Other positions include previous service on the AHIMA Consumer Engagement Practice Council, 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 engagement with health and health care, patient-generated health data, 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, Mesa, Ariz., in 2012.