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Associate Professor Emeritus 

Atwell Hall Room 543c
453 W. 10th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210

Phone: 614 292-3495
Fax: 614-292-0210

Email: Melanie.Brodnik@osumc.edu

Primary Professional Areas of Interest

  • Fellow, American Health Information Management Association
  • Member, American Health Information Management Association
  • Member, American Medical Informatics Association
  • Editorial Advisory Board Member, Perspectives in Health Information Management

Research Focus

  • Use of information technology in improving the effectiveness, efficiency, and equity of health care.
  • Impact of information systems applications on healthcare outcomes and social behavioral response by healthcare professions using such applications.
  • Curriculum Design and Instructional Technology in Health Information Management Education

Recent Publications

Butz J, Brick D, Rinehart-Thompson LA, Brodnik M, Agnew AM, Patterson ES. Differences in coder and physician perspectives on the transition to ICD-10-CM/PCS: A survey study. Health Policy and Technology, 2016. (5):251-9.

Brodnik M, “The Health Information Management Profession” in Health Information Management a Strategic Resource, (5th ed) (eds) Abelhak M, et al, WB Saunders, Philadelphia, 2016.

Brodnik M, Rinehart-Thompson L, and Reynolds R, (eds). Fundamentals of Law for Health  Informatics and Information Management. (2nd ed). American Health Information Management, Chicago, 2012.  

Brodnik M, Layman E, and Watlaf V.  “Health Informatics Research Methods: Principles and Practice – Forward”. Perspective in Health Information Management.  9(Winter), Winter 2012.

Recent Presentations

  • Rinehart-Thompson L, Casto A, Brodnik M, and White S. Clearing the Final Hurdle: RHIA Exam as a Condition of Graduation. Assembly on Education Annual Symposium, American Health Information Management Association, Austin, TX, July 21, 2015.
  • Brodnik M.; Professionalism in HIM Curriculum. ;Assembly on Education Annual Symposium, American Health Information Management Association, San Diego, CA, September 29, 2014.
  • Brodnik M. Panelist. Student Academy: Non-traditional careers in HIM / Leading from any seat, American Health Information Management Association, San Diego, CA,  September 28,2014.
  • Brodnik M. Professional Development in the Academic Environment. Faculty Institute, Assembly on Education Annual Symposium, American Health Information Management Association, Chicago, IL, July 26, 2014.
  • Brodnik M. Writing Objectives with Action Verbs. Faculty Institute, Assembly on Education Annual Symposium, American Health Information Management Association, Chicago, IL, July 26, 2014.

Courses Taught

  • HIMS 4645 Management of Health Information Services
  • HIMS 4689 HIM Professional Practice Experience
  • HIMS 5890 Seminar in HIM
  • HTHRHSC 5370 U.S. Healthcare Policy and Delivery System 

Major Awards

  • 2013: Distinguished Member Award, American Health Information Management Association
  • 2010: Legacy Award, American Health Information Management Association
  • 2007: Faculty Service Award, School of Allied Medical Professions, The Ohio State University
  • 2006: Champion Award, American Health Information Management Association
  • 2006: Distinguished Member Award, Ohio Health Information Management Association

Education

  • 1968: AA, Medical Record Technology, Fullerton Junior College
  • 1972: BS, Medical Record Administration, Loma Linda University
  • 1974: MS, Health Sciences Education and Evaluation, State University of New York at Buffalo, 
  • 1991: PhD, Research and Evaluation, The Ohio State University

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