Amanda Barefield

Associate Professor

Amanda Barefield

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

College of Allied Health Sciences
Department of Clinical and Digital Health Sciences

The Graduate School

Bio

20+ years in the Health Informatics industry, with prior experience as a healthcare administrator, department chair, program director, and consultant.

  • (706) 721-4646
  • (706) 721-6067
  • EB 1026

Education

  • EDD, Edu, General Nova Southeastern University -, 2006

  • MS, Edual Leadership and Admin, Ge Central Michigan University, 1999

  • BS, Health Info/Medical Records Ad Medical College of Georgia, 1994

Certifications

  • Licensed Nursing Home Administrator (LNHA) State of Georgia, 1996

  • Registered Health information Administrator (RHIA) American Health Information Management Association , 1994

  • Licensed Nursing Home Administrator (LNHA) State of South Carolina , 1995

Awards & Honors

  • GHIMA Member Spotlight Georgia Health Information Management Association, 2017

  • Nominee, Regents Excellence in Teaching Award for Online Education Augusta University, 2015

  • Outstanding Member Award 2009-2010 Augusta Area Health Information Management Association, 2010

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • HINF 4521

    Advanced HIS
  • HINF 3213

    HC Analytics
  • HINF 4106

    HIIM Leadership Capstone
  • HINF 4723

    Pro. Management in HC
  • HINF 4520

    Electronic HIS
  • HINF 4209

    Health Law
  • MPHC 7209

    Health Law & Ethics
  • HINF 3209

    Principles HIIM

Teaching Interests

Legal Issues in Healthcare; Privacy and Security in Healthcare; Healthcare Statistics; Performance Improvement; Healthcare Data Analytics; Health Information Systems; Electronic Health Records

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Predicting Professional Examination Outcomes: A Case of the Registered Health Information Certification Examination , 2017
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • Using LMS embedded analytics to evaluate an online competency-based program, 2016
    Conference Proceeding
  • Leadership's role in Support of Online Academic Programs: Implementing an Administrative Support Matrix , 2013
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • Assessment of Success on the RHIA Certification Exam: A comparison of Baccalaureate Degreed Graduates and Post- Baccaleaureate Certificate Competers , 2012
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • Incorporating the e-him® virtual lab into the Health Information Administration Professional practice Experience, 2010
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Distance Education and Instruction Technologies; Educational Program Assessment; Health Informatics; Curriculum Design

Department Service

  • CDHS Post Tenure Review Committee 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Chair
  • HIA Curriculum Committee 2015 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Nutrition Faculty Search Committee 2017 - 2017

    Role: Committee Member
  • CHDS (Epi) Faculty Search Committee 2016 - 2016

    Role: Committee Member
  • CDHS (HInf) Faculty Search Committee 2015 - 2016

    Role: Other

College Service

  • CAHS Alpha Eta Honor Society 2015 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • CAHS Alpha Eta Committee 2017 - 2018

    Role: Committee Chair
  • CAHS P&T Committee 2016 - 2018

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Graduate Research Day 2008 - 2018

  • BSHS Program Committee 2015 - 2017

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • AU Faculty Development Committee 2017 - 2020

    Role: Committee Member
  • AU Faculty Development Committee 2017 - 2018

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Augusta University SACSCOC Compliance Educational Programs Committee 2014 - 2015

    Role: Committee Member
  • GRU Health, Health System Audit, Compliance and Enterprise Risk Management (ACERM) Committee 2014 - 2015

    Role: Committee Member
  • Augusta University P&T Committee 2013 - 2015

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • HIMSS/Annual Meeting/Reviewer and Mentor 2015 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Conference Paper
  • Perpsectives of Health Information Management (PHIM) 2014 - Present

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member
  • Educational Perspectives of Health Informaiton Management (EPHIM) 2013 - Present

    Role: Reviewer
  • AHIMA’s Consortium of Health Informatics and Information Management Educators 2012 - Present

    Role: Member
  • Online Learning Journal 2017 - 2020

    Role: Editorial Review Board Member

Public Service

  • Ms. Senior Ga-Carolina Pageant 1998 - 2016

    Role: Other
  • East Central Georgia Regional Library Board 2002 - 2011

    Role: Board Member