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Published in Alumni Publications on July 01, 2010

1991 HIIM graduate named alumna of the year

By Matt Westerfield

For the 2009-2010 academic year, the Health Informatics and Information Management (HIIM) program graduated 15 students, including two from its progression program, an online track for part-time students.

Dr. Ann Peden, associate professor and program chair, says the Bachelor of Science program has a total of 31 students enrolled, including seven in the progression program.

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After earning her B.S. in Health Information Administration at SHRP in 1991, Judy Stump joined University Hospitals and Health System as a Performance Improvement coordinator and two years later became director of Performance Improvement. In January, Stump took on the additional role of Administrative Director of Quality. Board certified as a Registered Health Information Administrator, Stump lives in Brandon with her daughter, Shelby.
After earning her B.S. in Health Information Administration at SHRP in 1991, Judy Stump joined University Hospitals and Health System as a Performance Improvement coordinator and two years later became director of Performance Improvement. In January, Stump took on the additional role of Administrative Director of Quality. Board certified as a Registered Health Information Administrator, Stump lives in Brandon with her daughter, Shelby.

The School of Health Related Professions' Health Informatics and Information Management program originated as the School for Medical Records Librarians, a certificate program in the hospital which graduated its first two students in 1960.

Peden was among the first students to graduate from the program after it moved to SHRP in 1974. To reflect advances in the discipline and technology, the Institutes of Higher Learning approved the current title in 2008.

Awards and achievements

Judy Stump, who received her degree in HIIM in 1991, was named the SHRP Alumnus of the Year at the 2009 SHRP Alumni and Friends dinner in November.

In July, Dr. Lisa Morton will present two research projects at the Assembly on Education symposium in New Orleans, one with former faculty member Sonya Beard and Dr. James Glisson and the other with the Delta Health Alliance. Faculty member Angela Morey was named president-elect of the Mississippi Health Information Management Association.

HIIM graduate Allison Sutterfield received the MSHIMA Rising Star award and Morton received the Research award at the state meeting in June.