By EDM Digest Staff
American Military University (AMU) educates Health Information Management (HIM) professionals that are playing an important role during natural disasters. In this video, AMU Professor Dr. Godwin Odia talks through the special aspects of HIM professionals as they work in the field during and after earthquakes, floods and man-made disasters – including epidemics and pandemics.
About Dr. Odia
Dr. Odia has more than 20 years of experience in public health, health information management, health informatics, health administration, healthcare management, and implementation programs – including direct management of health information departments and implementation of electronic health record systems and training users of the systems.
As a commissioned officer with the United States Public Health Services, Dr. Odia trained disaster management and response specialists, and he has actively responded, participated and led in various capacities in more than 12 declared national emergencies and public health importance since 1998 with demonstrated successes.
His professional experience includes: ICD-10-CM Implementation readiness, Correct Coding Initiatives and Medicaid fraud, waste and abuse research. Other specialties: Privacy Officer, Director, Health Information Management, Health Record Consultant, Medical Risk Program Specialist, Program Analyst, Electronic Health Record Implementation Specialist, Clinical Application Coordinator, HIPAA Privacy Implementation Specialist, Public Health Program Specialist/Analyst, AHIMA Privacy and Security Practice Council.
Dr. Odia received a Ph. D. in Health Sciences (International Health) from Trident University International.