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Kimberly Theodos
Associate Professor
School of Health Professions
SUGR 156B
318-342-7922
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Kimberly D Theodos, MS
Associate Professor, Health Studies

Education

JD

2010, Law
Taft Law School

MS

2004, Healthcare Management
University of New Orleans

BS

2002, Health Information Administration
Louisiana Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Kim Theodos is an Associate Professor of Health Studies.   With 18 years of experience in undergraduate and graduate teaching, she is dedicated to the success and promotion of Health Studies students.  She has experience teaching online as well as on campus students including professional practice experiences.  Kim has a Bachelors degree in Health Information Administration from Louisiana Tech, a Master of Science in Healthcare Management from University of New Orleans and a Juris Doctorate from Taft Law School.

Dr. Theodos thoroughly enjoys working with students both in class as well as through advising and mentoring.   Her expertise includes Healthcare Law, Healthcare Informatics, Administration, and Leadership.   She has a special interest in Strengths-Based Leadership utilizing individual strengths to highlight opportunities and potential in students and professionals.   She serves as a leadership consultant for healthcare organizations and enjoys sharing her knowledge to encourage others to become the best version of themselves.   Kim's other research interests include healthcare privacy and modernization of HIPAA and other related laws.

Kim's professional service includes substantial healthcare association leadership.  She has served in numerous capacities including President of the Louisiana Health Information Management Association (LHIMA).  Kim was elected and served a 3 year term on the Board of Directors for the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and is now serving a 3 year term on the Board of Directors for the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM). 

Dr. Theodos was recently recognized as Outstanding Faculty in Teaching for the ULM School of Allied Health.   She was also named Distinguished Member and Outstanding Volunteer by LHIMA.  

In her free time, Kim loves spending time with her family, traveling, live music and the beach.   

Licensure & Certification

Registered Health Information Administrator, American Health Information Management Association. (January 2003 - Present)

Research Interests

Modernization of HIPAA

Healthcare Privacy and Security

Strengths-Based Leadership

Recent Publications

Theodos, K. (2023). Fundamentals of Law for Health Informatics and Information Management. Chicago, IL: AHIMA.
Theodos, K., Sittig, S. (2020). Health Information Privacy Laws in the Digital Age: HIPAA Doesn't Apply. Chicago, IL: Perspectives in Health Information Management.
Theodos, K., Sethi, P. (2013). Health Information Technology (pp. Chapter 3 Electronic Health Records). Elsevier.
Theodos, K., Sethi, P. (2009). Translational Bioinformatics and Healthcare Informatics: Computational and Ethical Challenges. AHIMA Perspectives in Health Information Management Research Journal.
Theodos, K. (2017). Fundamentals of Law for Health Informatics and Information Management Professionals. Chicago, IL: AHIMA.

Research Grants

Theodos, K. (Co-Principal), "An Interdisciplinary Collaborative Project: Fostering Professional Social Skills through Business Luncheons for Health Science Students"" (Not Funded), Sponsored By ULM Academic Innovation Center, The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $5000. (2019 - Present).
Theodos, K. (Co-Principal), "Cultivating Interpersonal Soft Skills: An Innovative Professional Business Luncheon for Health Sciences Students:" (Funded), Sponsored By ULM Academic Innovation Center, The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $3010. (2018 - Present).
Dolecheck, J., Hill, K., Griswold, P., "Collaborative Design of ePortfolio Implementation" (Not Funded), Sponsored By Louisiana Board of Regents E-Learning Grant, $. (2017 - Present).
, "Unique Patient Identification: A simulation of multiple biometric modalities" (), Sponsored By Louisiana Board of Regents Traditional Enhancement Grant, $37,607. (October 2015 - Present).

Awards & Honors

2020 Outstanding Teaching Award.

2015 Distinguished Member of LHIMA.

2010 Dot Wagg Memorial Scholarship.

2009 Lou Davison Graduate Scholarship.

2008 Outstanding Volunteer Award LHIMA.

Courses Taught

AHSC 2000MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY, 1 course(s)

HLST 2001HEALTHCARE ISSUES, 1 course(s)

HLST 2002HEALTHCARE INFORMATICS, 22 course(s)

HLST 3001HEALTHCARE ETHICS, 1 course(s)

HLST 4002HEALTHCARE LAW, 11 course(s)

HLST 4003HEALTH SCIENCE PRACTICUM II, 6 course(s)

HLST 4005PRINC LEADERSHIP IN HEALTHCARE, 14 course(s)

HLST 4006HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION, 10 course(s)

HLST 4010HEALTH LAW & ETHICS, 7 course(s)

HLST 5002EFF INTERPROFESSIONAL TEAMS, 1 course(s)

HLST 5003HLTHCR STR PLANNING, 1 course(s)