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Health Information Technology

Chair

Bonnie Hemp, MBA, RHIA  - Program Chair
bonnie_hemp@owens.edu
(567)661-7286

Education/Credentials

  • Master Degree in Business Administration, Health Care Management Concentration (MBA)
  • Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration
  • Associate Degree in Health Technology
  • RHIA – Registered Health Information Administrator

Owens Community College

  • Chair, Health Information Technology – January 2004 – Present
    • Includes Administrate Responsibility for the following programs:
      • Associate Degree – Health Information Technology
      • Associate Degree – Cancer Information Management
      • Certificate – Cancer Information Management
      • Certificate – Medical Coding
      • Certificate -  Medical Transcription
      • Certificate -  Medical Reimbursement
  • Associate Professor, Health Information Technology
  • Serve as a member of the Student Learning Assessment Committee

Professional Involvement:

  • Commissioner on the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Informatics and Information Management
  • Member of the Board of Directors for the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Informatics and Information Management
  • Ohio Health Information Management Association  - served as President, Past President/Delegate Coordinator, Delegate, Director and  Project Leader
  • Northwest Ohio Health Information Management Association – served as Past President/Director Networking & Recruitment, President and President-Elect/Continuing Education Strategy Director, Alliances Director
  • Ohio Board of Regents, Member Transfer Assurance Guide Committee for Health Information Management, Panel Lead
  • Chair, Advisory Committee Health Information Management Technology Program, Owens Community College
  • Member, Advisory Committee, Marion Technical College, Health Information Technology Program
  • Member, Advisory Committee, University of Findlay, Health Informatics Program

Professional Recognition
Distinguished Member Award, Northwest Ohio Health Information Management Association 2011
Professional Achievement Award, Ohio Health Information Management Association 2007


FT Faculty

Teresa  McGaharan
Teresa McGaharan

Teresa McGaharan, MA, RHIT
teresa_mcgaharan@owens.edu
(567)661-7260

Education/Credentials

  • Master of Arts Degree in Organizational Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration

Owens Community College

  • Assistant Professor, Health Information Technology Program 2005-Present
  • Instruct first year and second year HIT and Medical Coding Certificate Students
  • HIT Advisory Board Member
  • Member of Curriculum Committee

Professional Involvement

  • American Health Information Management Association Member
  • Ohio Health Information Management Association Member
  • Northwest Ohio Health Information Management Association: President 2010-present

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