Melinda A. Wilkins, PhD, RHIA

Professor, Director of Health Informatics and Health Information Management

402 West O Street
Dean, Suite 201
Russellville, AR 72801
Phone: 479-968-0441
Fax: 479-964-0504


  • PhD, Organization and Management, with a specialization in Information Technology
  • MEd, Agency Counseling
  • BS, Medical Record Administration (with minor in Allied Health)

 Research Interests:

  • Electronic health records
  • Change management
  • Implementation of health information technology
  • Health information exchange

Current Courses:


  • HI 5092 Research in HIM
  • HI 6053 Emerging Trends in Health Information
  • HI 6063 Leadership in Health Informatics
  • HI 6073 Security and Privacy in Health Informatics
  • HI 6083 Health Care Policy
  • HI 6991-6 Thesis Research
  • HI 6993 Research Project


  • HIM 1001 Orientation to Health Information Management    
  • HIM 3023 Introduction to Health Information Management
  • HIM 3153 Current Issues in Health Information Management
  • HIM 4063 Organization and Administration in HIM
  • Him 4073 Legal Concepts for the Health Fields
  • HIM 4083 Health Organization Trends
  • HIM 4092 Research in HIM
  • HIM 4892 Seminar in Health Information Management
  • HIM 4895 Management Affiliation

 Professional Memberships:

  • American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
  • Assembly on Education (AOE) of the American Health Information Management Association
  • Arkansas Health Information Management Association (ArHIMA)
  • Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
  • American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)


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