Professional Bio


  • M.A., Adult Education with a Focus on Online Learning, University of Phoenix, 2004
  • B.S., Health Information Management, University of Central Florida, 2000

Certifications & Expertise

Clinical Certifications

  • RHIA - Registered Health Information Administrator
  • CPHIMS - Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems

Professional Memberships

  • American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), Student Mentor, Appointed, October 2012 – present
  • Board of Directors, Colorado Health Information Management Associatio,. Elected, July 2012 – present
  • Colorado Health Information Management Association (CHIMA), Education Committee Co-Chair, Appointed, July 2012 – present

Research & Scholarship

Recent Publications

Green, M.A. & Bowie, M.J. (2011). Essentials of Health Information Management: Principles and Practice. Delmar Cengage Learning.

Recent Presentations

Rinker, K. (November 9, 2012). The Social Life of Health Information. NCHIMA Fall Meeting: Arvada, CO.

Rinker, K. & Carlon, S. A Hybrid PPE Using Simulation and Virtual Labs, AHIMA 2011 Faculty Development Institute and Assembly on Education Symposium, July 2011.

Awards & Recognition

  • The Viola Griffin Memorial Scholarship, The American Health Information Management Foundation, December 2012