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Jeannie Freeman

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Jeannie Freeman, Associate Professor
Health Information Management, Associate Department Chair/Program Director
College of Health Professions
Ph D from Saint Louis University, 2007
MBA from Saint Louis University, 1982
Online Campus
616-742-2079

Jeannie Freeman serves as the Associate Department Chair for Allied Health and Health Information. She is Program Director for the Masters in Health Informatics and Information Management program. The program admitted its first students in January, 2014 and graduated its first class in August, 2016. Dr. Freeman is also the Program Director for the Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management. She has been with Davenport University since August, 2014.

Prior to joining Davenport, Dr. Freeman taught for over 25 years in the Health Information and Information Management program at Saint Louis University. In her role at Saint Louis University, Dr. Freeman created the first on-line course for the HIIM program. She wrote a chapter on healthcare reimbursement for a published textbook in Clinical Laboratory Science and in Physical Therapy. Dr. Freeman also served on the steering committee for a program in Interdisciplinary Education at the Doisy College of Allied Health. In addition to her education experience, she has served as the Administrator and Director for Health Information at the Washington University School of Medicine and Saint Louis University Hospital. The position at Washington University involved setting up a health information management program for the academic physician group, which consisted of over 1000 physicians.

Dr. Freeman received her MBA and her PhD in Leadership and Higher Education from Saint Louis University. She is a Registered Health Information Management Administrator. She is a peer reviewer for Perspectives in Health Information Management; the research journal for the American Health Information Management Association. She has served as President of the Missouri Health Information Management Association and has served on the Board for the Midwest Gateway HIMSS chapter, serving as Student Liaison.

Dr. Freeman has given numerous presentations at the state and national level on a variety of topics related to the health information management profession. In 2016, she presented on course design at the Assembly on Education for the American Health Information Management Association. Her research has focused on the shortage of faculty in the HIM profession.

Awards:
  • Outstanding Educator, 2002