Elizabeth "Betty" Rockendorf, MS, RHIA, CHPS, CHTS-IM

  • Program Director - Health Information Management and Technology
  • Health Information Management and Technology Department
  • MS, The College of St. Scholastica, 2012
  • PHONE: (262) 515-2680
  • EMAIL: rockendo@uwp.edu
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Elizabeth Rockendorf

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • HIM-Operations and Leadership
  • HIM-Standards and Data
  • Privacy & Security, Ethics
  • Capstone Placement
  • Accreditation Processes
Professor Rockendorf has an extensive background in health information management. She transitioned from industry to higher education in 2016. She is the recipient of the Distinguished Member Award and the 2020 Educator Award from the Wisconsin Health Information Management Association (WHIMA).

Betty serves on the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Council for Excellence in Education (CEE). In the past she served on the Curricular workgroup and HIM Reimagined workgroup, and the Information Governance Task Force.

Betty was a Director of the Wisconsin Health Information Management Association for five years, serving as President in 2018-19, and on the Executive Committee for three years. She was Chief Delegate for the State of Wisconsin in the AHIMA House of Delegates, and also spent two prior years as a delegate advocating for the HIM profession.

Teaching Interests

Education and Credentials:
Master of Science, The College of St. Scholastica, 2012
Major: Health Information Management with additional Certificate in Health Informatics

Bachelor of Science, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 2003
Major: Business Administrator, with Minor in English

Research Interests

Recent Publications:
Promoting HIM as a STEM Career. 20 January 2022. https://libmaneducation.com/promoting-him-as-a-stem-career/

Keeping HIM Education Relevant to Workforce Needs. 04 October 2021. https://journal.ahima.org/page/keeping-him-education-relevant-to-workforce-needs-17

Selected Presentations:

WHIMA/Wisconsin Health Information Management Annual Conference, “Using Your Viewfinder for Decision-making”, Virtual, May, 2020

WHIMA "From Industry to Academia--Take the Leap", Virtual Panel Presentation, August 19, 2020.

AHIMA Assembly on Education (AOE), "Capstone Best Practices--The New PPE (Professional Practice Experience) Guide”, August 1, 2017

“HIM-Reimagined & the 2014 HIM/HIT Curricular Impact”, La Crosse, WI, May, 2017

WHIMA/Wisconsin Health Information Management Fall Conference, “How to Stay Relevant: HIM Reimagined”, September, 2017: “Coaching for Career Transitions”, September, 2017

WHIMA/Wisconsin Health Information Management Fall Conference, “The Value of Credentials in the HIM Industry”, Stevens Point, WI, May, 2015

Consulting Interests

Professor Rockendorf is the HIMT Capstone Coordinator and Instructor. She utilizes her professional contacts to assist students in securing and planning their individual Capstone experiences. She is also a valuable resource for HIMT career coaching.

Teaching Awards

2020: Educator of the Year, Wisconsin Health Information Management Association
HIMT 380 - HLTHCRE BILLING,CODING,REIMBUR
HIMT 450 - HLTHCARE INFO&TECHN-STANDARDS
HIMT 489 - PRE-CAPSTONE:HLTH INFO MGT/TCH
HIMT 490 - CAPSTONE PROJECT
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