Amanda Barefield

Professor

Amanda Barefield

Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

College of Allied Health Sciences
Department of Undergraduate Health Professions

The Graduate School

College of Allied Health Sciences
Department of Health Management and Informatics

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) 721-0495
  • EC4310

Education

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

  • MS, Educational Leadership and Adm Central Michigan University, 1999

  • BS, Health Information/Medical Rec 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 4520

    Electronic HIS
  • HINF 4209

    Health Law
  • MPHC 7209

    Health Law & Ethics
  • HINF 3210

    Prin HIIM for HS
  • HINF 3209

    Principles HIIM
  • HINF 4521

    Advanced HIS
  • HINF 3213

    HC Analytics
  • HINF 4106

    HIIM Leadership Capstone
  • HINF 4723

    Pro. Management in HC

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

  • An Exploratory Study Demonstrating the Health Information Management Profession as a STEM Discipline, 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • 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

Research Interests

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

Department Service

  • HIA Curriculum Committee 2015 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • BSHS Faculty Search 2019 - 2019

    Role: Committee Member
  • CDHS Post Tenure Review Committee 2016 - 2018

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

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

    Role: Committee Member

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 Promotion and Tenure Committee 2018 - 2021

    Role: Committee Member
  • AU Faculty Development Committee 2017 - 2019

    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

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