Joan Kiel, PhD, CHPS


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Prior to Duquesne University, Dr. Kiel was an administrator at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York and the Pittsburgh Mercy Health System. She continues to be active in the community as an analyst in managed care and practice management, and has developed and implemented a unique HIPAA training program for physicians and other healthcare professionals. At Duquesne University, she teaches in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. Dr. Kiel was a 1997 nominee for the Robert Foster Cherry Award for national teaching excellence, and a 1998 recipient of the Duquesne University Creative Teaching Award. She has also been the keynote speaker for faculty development presentations at various schools, including the University of North Carolina, Thomas Jefferson University, Howard University and East Tennessee State University. Her teaching motto is to “tie theory to practice,” and all of her classes include experiential exercises.

Dr. Kiel is the author/editor of the books Information Technology for the Practicing Physician, Healthcare Information Management Systems – A Practical Guide and Healthcare Information Management Systems, and served as section editor for MD Computing. Dr. Kiel has numerous publications and national presentations on health management systems topics. In 2004, Dr. Kiel was awarded the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and the Duquesne University Apple Polishing Award for Excellence in Employee Performance. Her research interests include utilizing information technology to effectuate organizational objectives, intellectual property and adaptation to technology. She holds a doctorate degree from New York University.