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Mona Calhoun FAHIMA, M.Ed., M.S., PhD, RHIA

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Chairperson/Associate Professor
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Health and Human Services Building
1st Floor, Room 126

2500 W North Ave
Baltimore, MD 21216

Bio

Mona Calhoun is the Chairperson for the Health Information Management Program at Coppin State University, where she developed the program from its start in 2006. She has close to 35 years’ experience in the profession. Prior to joining Coppin she served as a Director of Health Information Management for various healthcare settings, including, acute care, behavioral health, rehabilitation, outpatient clinics and she did consulting. The program is the only accredited HIM Baccalaureate Program in the state. Under her leadership the program has expanded to the campus of the University System of Maryland in Hagerstown. In addition, the program now offers a master’s in health information management. Professor Calhoun is active with Maryland Health Information Management Association, where she has served on the board in various capacities since 2004 and with American Health Information Management Association where she has served as a member and chair of several committees since 2010. She also serves on several health information technology programs advisory boards in the area and is active in her community and church. Professor Calhoun has a PhD in Psychometrics from Morgan State University. Her research interest is in studying factors that impact students with learning disabilities academic trajectory and identifying mechanisms to support their success in postsecondary education.

 
 Her dissertation topic was Parental Involvement as A Moderator For Students With Learning Disabilities Aspiring To Attend College.

Certifications/Credentials

  • Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA)
  • Certified as an Item Writer for AHIMA
  • Professional Registered Parliamentarian (PRP)
  • Fellow American Health Information Management Association (FAHIMA)
Publications

Cassidy, B. S. "Teaching the Future: An Educational Response to the AHIMA Core Model." Journal of AHIMA 82, no.10 (October 2011): 34-38. 

Murray, T. L., Calhoun, M. Y., & Philipsen, N. C. (2011, October). Privacy, confidentiality, HIPAA, and HITECH: Implications for the health care practitioner. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 7(9), 747-752.

Calhoun, M., Rudman, B., & Watzlaf, V. (2012, August). Vision 2016 to reality 2016: Building a profession. Journal of AHIMA, 83(8), 18-23. 

McMullen, Patricia C., Howie William O., Philipsen, Nayna, Bryant, Virletta C., Setlow, Patricia D., Calhoun, Mona, Green, Zakevia D. (2014, October). Electronic Medical Records and Electronic Health Records: Overview for Nurse Practitioners The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 10(9), 660-665

Calhoun, M. Y., Weathersby, C. H. (2015). "Mental Health: Long-term and Acute Services." (221-68). Comparative Health Information Management. 4th ed. Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.

CONTRIBUTIONS TO PUBLISHED WORK:

Shanholtzer, B. M., Ozanich, G. (2015, January). Health Information Management and Technology. Columbus, OH: Mcgraw-Hill.

Peden, A. (2016, January). Comparative Health Information Management, 4th edition. Boston, MA: Cengage Learning

THESIS UNPUBLISHED:

Calhoun, M. Y. (2013). An examination of self-esteem levels among students with and without disabilities transitioning into college (Unpublished masters thesis). Coppin State University, Baltimore, MD.

DISSERTATION:

Calhoun, M. Y. (2021).  Parental Involvement as A Moderator For Students With Learning Disabilities Aspiring To Attend College.

Leadership Roles
  • Chairperson, Health Information Management Program, Coppin State University
  • Lead Outsource Director, Precyse Solutions
  • HIM Director, Outsourced Accounts, Precyse Solutions
  • Director, Medical Records, Washington Adventist Hospital, Takoma Park, MD
  • Director, Health Information Management Services, Prince Georges Hospital Center
  • Manager, Health Information Management Services, Montgomery General Hospital, Olney, MD
  • Director Medical Records, Dallas Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Assistant Director, Medical Records, John Peter Smith Hospital
  • Medical Record Supervisor, Green Oaks Psychiatric Hospital
Education
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Psychometrics, Morgan State University, Baltimore Maryland, 2021
  • Master of Education, Rehabilitation Counseling, Coppin State University, Baltimore, Maryland, 2013
  • Master of Science, Health Care Administration, Texas Woman's University, Dallas, Texas, 1991   
  • Bachelor of Science, Medical Record Administration, Texas Woman's University, Denton, Texas, 1988
     
Professional Activities

STATE:

  • 2004/2005.  - Delegate, Maryland Health Information Management Association (MDHIMA)
  • 2005/2006   - President Elect, Maryland Health Information Management Assoc.
  • 2006/2007   - President, Maryland Health Information Management Assoc.
  • 2007/2008   - Past President, Maryland Health Information Management Assoc.
  • 2007/2011   - Bylaws Chair, Maryland Health Information Management Assoc.
  • 2007/2008   - Co-Chair Annual Meeting MdHIMA
  • 2009/2011   - Director for MDHIMA
  • 2009/2011   - Co-Chair Annual Meeting MDHIMA
  • 2017/2019   - Delegate, MDHIMA
  • Jan. – May 2019   - Interim President Elect MDHIMA
  • 2019/2020   - Secretary, MDHIMA
  • 2020  - Chair MDHIMA Annual Meeting
  • 2021  - Co-Chair MDHIMA Annual Meeting
  • 2021  - Chair MDHIMA Nominating Committee

NATIONAL:

  • 2010/present  - Accreditation Panel Reviewer (CAHIIM) 
  • 2009/2010  - Member Education Strategies Committee for AHIMA
  • 2010/2011  - Chairman, Education Strategies Committee for AHIMA
  • 2011/2012  - Chairman, Council for Excellence in Education
  • 2012/2013  - Member Council for Excellence in Education
  • 2014  - AHIMA HIM Practice Standards Workgroup
  • 2014-2015  - Member Fellows of American Health Information Management Association Review Committee
  • 2015  - Chairman Fellows of American Health Information Management Association
  • 2016/2018  - AHIMA Advocacy & Policy Council    
  • 2018/2020  - member Council for Excellence in Education Programming Workgroup 
  • 2018/2020  - member AHIMA Professional Ethics Committee 
  • 2019/2020  - AHIMA Nominating Committee
  • 2021 - Chair AHIMA Nominating Committee

ADVISORY BOARDS:

  • 1998/2000  - Advisory Board Montgomery Community College HIT Program
  • 2000/2002  - Advisory Board Prince Georges Community College HIT Program
  • 2007/present  - Advisory Board Member Baltimore City Community College HIT Program
  • 2010/present  - Advisory Board Member Northern Virginia Community College HIT Program
  • 2010/2020 - Advisory Board Member Anne Arundel Community College HIT Program
  • 2011/present  - Advisory Board Member Health Administration and Informatics for UMUC
  • 2020/present  - Advisory Board Member HIT Program College of Southern Maryland

UNIVERSITY INVOLVEMENT:

 

  • 2008/2009 - Parliamentarian for Coppin State University (CSU) Faculty Senate
  • 2012 - Member of Search Committee for Interim Provost and VP of Academic Affairs
  • 2012/present  - Member, CSU Advisory Council for Office of International Programs
  • 2012- 2017  - Member, CSU Student Affairs Appropriations Committee
  • 2013/2014  - Member Coppin State University (CSU) Academic Advising Workgroup
  • 2013/2014  - CSU CHP Evaluation Committee
  • 2013-2015  - CSU Faculty Senate Senator
  • 2013-2015  - CSU Faculty Senate Faculty Affairs Sub-Committee
  • 2014  - Parliamentarian CSU Faculty Senate
  • 2013/2014  - Member of CSU search committee for Assoc. VP of Enrollment Management
  • 2014/present  - CSU Talon Assessment Committee
  • 2014 - Chairman CSU College of Health Professionals Search Committee for Dean and Assoc.
  • Dean of Nursing
  • 2014/2018    - Member CSU Judicial Board
  • 2015/2020    - Member CSU Curriculum Standards and Policy Committee
  • 2016/present    - Member of University Budget Committee
  • 2016/2018    - Member University System of Maryland Council of University System Faculty (CUSF)
  • 2018/2019    - CSU Faculty Senate - Alternate
  • 2016/2020    - CSU Faculty Appeals Committee
  • 2019/present    – Member Academic Affairs Assessment Committee
  • 2020 – present – Chair, Academic Affairs Faculty Workload Committee
  • 2020/present    -Member Faculty Senate Policy Committee

 

Professional Memberships

  • American Health Information Management Association
  • Maryland Health Information Management Association
  • Council for Learning Disabilities
Expertise and Research Interests

Health Information Management, Assessment and Evaluation, Data Analytics, Leadership Development, Strategic Planning, Teaching/Training, Public Speaking/Facilitator, Organization Management, Change/Transition Management

Her research interests are in assessment and evaluation, survey and instrument development and validation, universal design for teaching and learning, and classroom engagement, and measuring the effect accommodations have on self-regulation skills for students with learning disabilities and if parental involvement acts as a mediator between the child’s desire to attend college and the likelihood he or she will attend college. 

Psychometrics, Data Analytics.  Research Interests is in studying factors that impact students with learning disabilities academic trajectory and identifying mechanisms to support their success in postsecondary education. 
Her dissertation topic was Parental Involvement as A Moderator For Students With Learning Disabilities Aspiring To Attend College.

Honors and awards

 

  • Dean’s List in college
  • Sigma Tau Delta English Honorary Society at Texas Woman's University
  • Maryland Health Information Management Association (MDHIMA) 
  • Distinguished Member 2009
  • Volunteer of the Year 2011
  • Distinguished Member 2016
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Grantsmanship

  • Oct. 2018 Alpha Kappa Alpha Educational Advancement Foundation, Inc. - $1000
  • Dec. 2018 Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology Travel Award - $1000
  • Feb. 2019 AHIMA Foundation Merit Scholarship - $2500
  • March 2019 Title III Funding - $295

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