Carla Dirkschneider

Carla Dirkschneider, M.S., RHIA

Director of Healthcare Business & Health Information Management
Healthcare Business, Community Health

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Carla Dirkschneider joined Clarkson College as a faculty member in 2003 and took on the role of Director of the Healthcare Business and Health Information Management programs in 2008. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management from College of Saint Mary and is a Clarkson College alumna, having earned her Master’s degree in Healthcare Business Leadership in 2007. Ms. Dirkschneider is currently pursuing her doctorate in Interdisciplinary Leadership from Creighton University.  

As the faculty advisor for Sigma Alpha Pi National Society for Leadership and Success (NSLS) at Clarkson College, Ms. Dirkschneider serves online students who are members of the organization. She also offers her expertise on several committees including accreditation, retention strategies, Power Campus users and the Higher Learning Commission re-accreditation committee. She is an active member of the Clarkson College Alumni Association and served as its Vice President from 2010–12 and 2016–19.  

Ms. Dirkschneider is a member of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), Assembly on Education of AHIMA and Nebraska Health Information Management Association (NHIMA). She also serves as a site peer reviewer for the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).  

Scholarly Works (Selected)  

Master’s Capstone Project, “Development of Accreditation Standards and Marketing Plan for Project  Management Curriculum”.  Omaha, Nebraska; Spring 2007. 

Conference Presenter, “Professional Communications:  The Good, Bad and the Ugly” Nebraska Health Information Management Association, Kearney, NE.  April 2016. 

Guest Speaker, “Health Care Business Careers” Papillion-LaVista High School and Elkhorn High Schools, December 2013, April 2014, December 2014, May 2015, December 2015, December 2016, February 2017, May 2017, December 2017, April 2018, May 2018, December 2018, May 2019, December 2019 

Conference Presenter, “Working Together…Radiology and HIM” Nebraska Student Radiology Technology Association (NSRT), August 2013 

Conference Presenter, “Cyber-faculty and the Virtual Adjunct” International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education National Conference, Las Vegas, NV.  April 2011 

Webinar Presenter “Target:  ICD-10-CM/PCS” Co-Presenter for the Private Practice Associates Group, April 2011. 

Guest Speaker, “Target:  ICD-10-CM/PCS” Co-Presenter for the Private Practice Associates Group, Bellevue NE.  March 2011 

Conference Presenter, “Health Information Management Career Advancement” OHIMA Fall Conference, Omaha, NE.  October 2010. 

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