Melinda A. Wilkins, PhD, RHIA
Professor of Health Information Management
Director of Health Informatics and Health Information Management Programs

Dean, Suite 201
402 West O Street
Russellville, AR 72801

Phone: 479-968-0441
Fax: 479-964-0504


Degrees and Certifications:
Ph.D., Organization and Management (Information Technology), Capella University, 2008
M.Ed., Agency Counseling, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, 1988
B.S., Medical Record Administration, Southwestern Oklahoma State University, 1983
Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), American Health Information Management Association

Professional Affiliations and Offices Held:
American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
    2009 to present - Member, Review Panel for Perspectives in Health Information Management
    2008 to present - Member, Action Community for e-HIM Excellence (ACE)
    2007 to 2009 - Member, Practice Council on Health Information Exchange
    2007 - Member e-HIM Workgroup: HIM Principles in Health Information Exchange
American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)
Arkansas Health Information Management Association (ArHIMA)
    1989 to Present - Central Office Coordinator
    2009-2011 - Director 
    Past President           
Assembly on Education (AOE) of the American Health Information Management Association
Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIMM)
    2010 to present - Commissioner
Governor's Task Force on Health Information Technology (Arkansas)
      2009 to present - Stakeholder
Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
Health Information Exchange (Arkansas)
    2007-2008 - Member, Technical Workgroup
Health Information Security and Privacy Collaboration (HISPC) - Arkansas
    2006-2007 - Stakeholder
Regional Quality Improvement (RQI) Initiative (Arkansas)
    2006-2008 - Stakeholder