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Health Information Management Faculty - Karen Sansom

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Requests for additionaI information about the Health Information Management Program should be directed to:

Karen Sansom, MS, RHIA, CPHIMS

Health Information Management

2355 Nashville Rd.

Bowling Green, KY 42101

Phone: 270-780-2567

Email: karen.sansom@wku.edu


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Admission to the College of Health and Human Services or University does not guarantee admission to the program.  Acceptance into the HIM programs is based on a selective admission process and is based on space available.  Applicants are considered on a competitive basis.  There are no restrictions regarding age, sex, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or marital status.

Karen Sansom, MS, RHIA, CPHIMS

Karen Sansom, MS, RHIA, CPHIMS

Health Information Management Program Director and Associate Professor of Health Information Management

Office:  South Campus Academic Wing 141
Phone:  270-780-2567
Email:  karen.sansom@wku.edu


HIM 220-Statistical Applications in Health Information Management

HIM 230-Computer Applications in Health Information Management

HIM 291-Advanced Medical Terminology

HIM 292-Pharmacology & Laboratory Diagnostics

HIM 295-Seminar & Professional Practice Experience

AH 290-Medical Terminology


Karen Sansom earned her BS degree in HIM from the Medical University of South Carolina and her Master's degree in Public Health from Western Kentucky University. She is an active member of the Kentucky Health Information Management Association, the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and the Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society (HIMSS).  She holds certification from AHIMA as a Registered Health Information Administrator and from HIMSS as a Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems.  She is also an AHIMA Approved ICD-10 Trainer.

 Last Modified 7/22/13