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Majors & Degrees

Renae Spohn

Renae Spohn

Renae Spohn

Director of HIM Programs / Coordinator for Master of Science in Health Informatics and Information Management Program


College of Business and Information Systems


Ph.D., Health Sciences, University of South Dakota
Graduate Certificate, Technology Management, Colorado Technical University
M.B.A., Healthcare Administration, City University
B.S., Dakota State University
A.S., Dakota State University 
A.S., Colorado Technical University


Renae Spohn is the Director of the Health Information Management programs at Dakota State University. She is also the Coordinator of the Master of Science in Health Informatics and Information Management program.

She is a registered health information administrator (RHIA), a certified professional in healthcare informatics (CPHI) and healthcare quality (CPHQ), and a fellow in the American Health Information Management Association and in the National Association for Healthcare Quality.

Renae serves as the Chair of DSU's CQI Committee. She is a member of the Health Information Management Accreditation Council and has also served as a Peer Reviewer for CAHIIM, the accreditation organization for HIM educational programs. She has served on the SDHIMA Board of Directors and has been President of SDHIMA. She has served on the AHIMA Board of Directors and has served on the AHIMA Fellowship Committee, Triumph Awards Committee, and Nominating Committee. She served as a Chair and Co-Chair of the Long-Term Care Practice Council for several years. In addition, she has served as a Baldrige Evaluator for the Performance Excellence Network (SD, ND, MN).


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