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Dr. Jillian Harrington joined UCF in 2022 after nearly 30 years in the health care industry and health management and regulatory education. Most recently, Dr. Harrington served as the Dean of the School of Health Sciences at Ana G. Mendez University, leading the development of the new US based programs in the health sciences. Prior to that, she served as full time faculty in the Health Service Administration programs at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, PA, and is a a former chief compliance officer and chief privacy official of a large academic medical center. She has extensive background in health administration, health policy and regulatory affairs, medical coding, and health care reimbursement and finance. Dr. Harrington brings her real life experience in the health care industry to the students in both the face to face and online classroom.

Areas of Expertise

  • Health Policy and Regulatory Affairs
  • Medical Coding and Health Care Reimbursement
  • Health and Wellness

Education

  • Ed.D. in Interdisciplinary Leadership, Creighton University
  • MS in Health Systems Administration, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), American Health Information Management Association
  • Certified Coding Specialist - Physician Based (CCS-P), American Health Information Management Association
  • Certified Professional Coder (CPC) - American Academy of Professional Coders
  • Certified Professional Coder - Payer (CPC-P) - American Academy of Professional Coders
  • Certified Professional Coder - Instructor (CPC-I) - American Academy of Professional Coders
  • Certified Evaluation and Management Coder (CEMC) - American Academy of Professional Coders
  • Managed Health Professional (MHP) - America's Health Insurance Plans

Service

  • Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA), Undergraduate Program Committee Member
  • Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA), Certification Review Team Member

Awards

  • Best Poster Presentation – Graduate/Professional Division: St Albert’s Day/Creighton University Interdisciplinary Graduate School Conference, 2017

Courses

  • HSA 6178, Financial Management for Health Care Managers, Summer
  • HSA 6179, Financial Accounting for Health Care Managers, Spring
  • HSA 6197, Health Care Informatics for Health Care Leaders, Fall
  • PHC 6146, Health Planning and Policy, Fall
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