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Leah Grebner

Contributing Faculty

College of Health Professions

School of Health Sciences

Degree Program Ph.D. Health Services

Leah A. Grebner received her PhD in Health Services with a concentration in Community Health Promotion and Education at Walden University in May 2014. She currently serves as a dissertation chair for the College of Health Services at Walden University as of April 2021. Professionally, Dr. Grebner has worked in Health Information Management Education for 20 years and has worked in the Health Information Management field for over 30 years. She has had extensive volunteer service with the American Health Information Management Association in areas including health literacy, consumer engagement in healthcare, education, and accreditation. She has co-authored several publications for the Journal of the American Health Information Management Association as well as three textbooks. In 2012, Dr. Grebner received the Literary Legacy award from the American Health Information Management Association. In addition to her PhD, Dr. Grebner also holds the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) and Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) credentials.

Education

PhD, Walden University

MS, University of St. Francis - Joliet, IL

Public Service

Rotary Club of Peoria North, Board of Directors - Peoria, IL United States

Rotary Club of Peoria North, Member - Peoria, IL United States

Awards / Honors

ILHIMA Professional Achievement Award, Illinois Health Information Management Association, 2015

AHIMA Literacy Legacy Triumph Award, American Health Information Management Association, 2012

Fellow of the American Health Information Management Association, American Health Information Management Association, 2008

Publications

Grebner, L. A. (2017). Improved Patient Engagement for LGBT Populations: Addressing Factors Related to Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity for Effective Health Information Management. Journal of the American Health Information Management Association.

Grebner, L. A. (2017). Professional Practice Experience Guide.

Grebner, L. A. (2016). Best practices for patient matching at patient registration. Journal of American Health Information Management Association.

Grebner, L. A. (2015). Addressing learning style needs to improve effectiveness of adult health literacy education. International Journal of Health Sciences.

Grebner, L. A. (2016). Consumer Engagement Toolkit.

Grebner, L. A. (2017). Management of Health Information: Functions and Applications.

Grebner, L. A. (2012). Medical Coding: Understanding ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS .

Grebner, L. A. (2008). Ethics Case Studies for Health Information Management.

Presentations

Grebner, L. A. (2021). Behind the Scenes of HIM Education. Central Illinois Health Information Management Association .

Grebner, L. A. (2020). Professional Ethics. Illinois Health Information Management Association .

Grebner, L. A. (2017). Professional Practice Experience. Central Illinois Health Information Management Association .

Grebner, L. A. (2015). Overcoming Obstacles to Securing PPE Sites. American Health Information Management Association.

Grebner, L. A. (2015). HoD Forum: Patient Health Generated Data. American Health Information Management Association .