Professional Bio

Education

  • Ph.D., Human & Organization Systems, Fielding Institue, 2000
  • M.S., Health Services Administration, San Jose State University, 1989
  • B.S., Health Care Management, Metropolitan State University of Denver, 1982
  • B.S., Communications/Journalism/Education, St. Johns/St. Benedict University, 1972

Professional Memberships

  • Panel of Reviewers for Perspectives in HIM, e-HIM journal (AHIMA)
  • Arapahoe Community College HIT Advisory Board, Appointed 2001
  • Front Range Community College HIT Advisory Board, Appointed 2012
  • Metropolitan State University Health Care Management Advisory Board, Appointed 2004
  • Red Rocks Community College Radiology Tech Program Advisory Board, Appointed 2008
  • Women with a Cause Foundation, Appointed 2013
  • Participant, Ignatian Colleague Program, 2012-2014
  • Surveyor, CAHIIM (Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management) Programs, Appointed 2007
  • American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
  • Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
  • Colorado Health Care Communicators (CHC)
  • Colorado Women's Forum in Health Administration (CWFHA)

Clinical Expertise & Certifications

Clinical Expertise/Certifications:

  • CHPS – Certification in Health Privacy & Security (AHIMA, 2010)
  • RHIA – Registered Health Information Administrator (AHIMA, 1985)

Research & Scholarship

Research Interests

  • Technology in education and health care
  • Best practices in electronic health records

Recent Publications

Sayles, N. (2013). (Carlon, S. Chapter in). Health Information Management Technology: An Applied Approach. 4th Edition. 2013. AHIMA: Chicago, IL.

Schnering, P. et al. (Carlon, S. Chapter in) PRG: professional review guide for the RHIA and RHIT Examinations. 2013 Edition. Delmar Cengage Learning: Clifton Park, NY.

Carlon, S., Bennett-Woods, B., Berg, B., Claywell, L., LeDuc, K., Marcisz, N., Mulhall, M., Noteboom, T., Snedden, T., Whalen, K., Zenoni, L. The community of inquiry instrument: Validation and results in online health care disciplines. Computers & Education, 59 (2012) 215-221.

Carlon, S. (2013). Information Security. In Sayles, N.  (4th Edition), Health Information Management Technology: An Applied Approach (Pages 1021-1069). American Health Information Management Association: Chicago, IL.

Carlon, S. (2013). Mock Exam. In Schnering, P. professional review guide for the RHIA and RHIT Examinations (Pages 539-606). Delmar Cengage Learning: Clifton Park, NY.

Carlon, S. et al. The community of inquiry instrument: Validation and results in online health care disciplines. Computers & Education, 59(2), 215–221.

Book Chapters: Professional Review Guide for the RHIA and RHIT Examinations, 2009, 2010, 2011: Delmar Cengage.

Houser, J. Nursing Research: Reading, using and creating evidence. 2008, 2011: Jossey Bass.

Recent Presentations

Carlon, S. CDA (Colorado Defense Attorneys) Annual Conference. (July 2012), Legal Aspects of EHRs. Crested Butte, CO.

Carlon, S. (August 1, 2011) EHRs in a Nutshell, Association of Radiologic Technologists, Estes Park, CO.

Rinker, K., Carlon, S. (July 1, 2011) A Hybrid PPE Using Simulation and Virtual Labs, American Health Information management Association, Faculty Development Institute and Assembly on Education Symposium, San Antonio, TX.

Carlon, S. HIM in the World. (2011, May) Alaska HIM Association, Anchorage, AK

Carlon, S. Service Projects in Ethiopia. (2011, June) Serra Club, Denver, CO.

Carlon, S. Alternative Internship Experience. (2011, June) Assembly on Education, San Antonio, TX.

Carlon, S. Advocacy. (2010, May) AzHIMA Annual Meeting, Glendale, AZ.

Carlon, S. Health Data: Colorado and the World. (2009, May) CHIMA Spring Meeting, Denver, CO.

Carlon, S. Teaching Emotional Intelligence Online. (2009, August) Madison Distance Learning Conference on Teaching and Learning, Madison, WI.

Carlon, S. HIM Advocacy: How you can help. (2008, April) Montana HIM Spring Meeting, Havre, MT.

Carlon, S. Leadership and HIM Advocacy. (2008, May) AzHIMA Spring Meeting, Peoria, AZ.

Carlon, S. Developing an online HIM Program from Scratch. (2008, June) AOE Annual Meeting. Louisville, KY.