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Healthcare

Arletrice A. Watkins, MHA, RHIA, CPEHR

Adjunct Instructor, Healthcare Administration

Chicago, IL

Senior coding specialist. HIM professional. Singer and traveler.

Education
  • Master’s Degree in Health Administration (MHA), University of Phoenix
  • BS in Health Information Management, University of Illinois Chicago
  • Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA)
  • Certified Professional in Electronic Health Records (CPEHR)
  • AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer
Background

Arletrice Watkins has worked in various HIM positions in Health Information Technology (HIT), education, health care settings, such as inpatient, outpatient, physician office and research.  She has been in the Health Information Management (HIM) industry for over 20 years.

Currently, she works for a medical association in the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Information and Education Services department as a Senior Coding Specialist.

Academic Specialization/Focus at CTU

Health Information Management and Technology

Why are YOU IN?

I’m IN because I recognize the importance of higher learning as a vehicle for our CTU students to receive a career-focused education with flexibility and resources to assist students in pursuing new opportunities. I am proud and honored to be a part of CTU’s industry-focused curriculum delivered through CTU’s online platform.

What is your teaching philosophy?

My philosophy of teaching is largely reflective of my philosophy of living. I believe that each day we are all both teachers and learners. I view each student as an individual and honor different learning styles, abilities and challenges with sensitivity and respect.  I recognize the importance of the reciprocal nature of the interaction between teaching and learning.

Aside from higher education, what else are you passionate about?

Aside from higher learning, I am passionate about my HIM profession mentoring students in this industry. Singing, speaking and traveling are other passions of mine.

Publications
  • Contributing author of AMA CPT Assistant publication
Speaking Engagements
  • 2002 to Present- HIM Industry speaking in recognition of HIM week
Awards or achievements
  • “Outstanding Educator” Northwestern Business College (2004)
  • AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer
Professional memberships
  • Active Member of AHIMA
  • Active Member of ILHIMA
Research Interests
  • HIM Industry research
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