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Rasmussen College Taps Hertencia Bowe To Coordinate National Health Information Management Program

Industry Veteran to Help Higher Education Provider Continue to Meet Demand for Qualified Professionals in the Rapidly Expanding Health Care Industry

December 1, 2010

Erin Werthman
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MINNEAPOLIS, (December 1, 2010) – As demand for qualified professionals increases in health care fields and related career options expand, Rasmussen College announces Hertencia Bowe as its new National Health Information Management (HIM) program coordinator for all 21 campus locations and online. Health care reform and the aging baby boomer generation have placed added pressure on the industry, and Bowe will work closely with Associate’s in Health Information Technician (HIT) degree program coordinators to improve curriculum development and instruction to meet these evolving needs.

Based in the Rasmussen College central office in Orlando, Bowe brings nine years of HIM experience to her new position, as well as knowledge of critical skills, including coding, project management, program management, and online course development.

“We look forward to welcoming Hertencia Bowe to our network of Rasmussen College campuses,” Rasmussen College Director of the School of Allied Health Lorrie Laurin said. “She will undoubtedly offer valuable insight and skills knowledge to students enrolled in the Health Information Technician degree program. Our health care program offerings continue to expand as market need arises, and highly qualified individuals like Hertencia help bolster the instruction we offer to students who will eventually enter the field as health care professionals.”

The Associate’s in Health Information Technician degree program is offered through the School of Allied Health at 20 Rasmussen College locations and online. Bowe will help maintain the high educational standards of the program and will continue to prepare students by providing them with a clear understanding of the health care system and the ever-changing qualifications and skills necessary to succeed in HIT-related positions.

Prior to joining Rasmussen College, Bowe was the program director for the Health Information Management and Medical Coding program at Polk State College in Lakeland, Fla. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management from the University of Mississippi Medical Center, a Master’s degree in Health Services Administration, and plans to complete her Doctorate of Education in Higher Education Leadership and Curriculum and Program Development from Nova Southeastern University.

For more information about degree programs offered through Rasmussen College, visit www.Rasmussen.edu


ABOUT RASMUSSEN COLLEGE:
Rasmussen College is a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation that is dedicated to changing lives through high-demand educational programs and public service. Rasmussen College offers Certificate and Diploma programs through Associate's and Bachelor's degrees online and across its 24 Midwest and Florida campuses in a supportive, student-centered and career-focused environment. Since 1900, Rasmussen College has been dedicated to being a primary contributor to the growth and development of the communities it serves. As a Benefit Corporation, Rasmussen College is committed to helping change lives through education and making a positive impact on society through public service and a variety of community-based initiatives. For more information about Rasmussen College, please visit www.Rasmussen.edu.

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