Meet Our Medical Coding Certificate Faculty

Stephanie Donovan, Ed.D.

Stephanie Donovan

Stephanie Donovan

Associate Provost, Academic Affairs

Ed.D., Delaware Valley University
M.B.A., LaSalle University
B.H.S., Gwynedd-Mercy College
A.S., Gwynedd-Mercy College

Subject Areas: Strategic Planning, Organizational Development, Leadership and Management, Electronic Health Records, Health Law

Professor Stephanie Donovan serves as Associate Provost, Academic Affairs, and Professor in the Health Programs division at Peirce College. In this role, she oversees faculty orientation and professional development; instructional delivery including learning systems that support and advance instruction; curricular listings in alignment with academic offerings, and academic assessment; and supporting students and faculty in the undergraduate healthcare-related degree and certificate programs.  

Professor Donovan has worked in the outpatient setting and has spent the majority of her career teaching in accredited Health Information Management degree programs. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Administration from Gwynedd-Mercy College (now Gwynedd-Mercy University), a Master of Business Administration degree with a specialization in Management of Information Systems from LaSalle University, and her doctorate in Higher Education Leadership from Delaware Valley University, where her dissertation research focused on disruptive innovation in higher education.

She has held leadership positions at the local, state, and national levels of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and recently served as the president of the Pennsylvania Health Information Management Association (PHiMA).  Past leadership contributions of note include serving as State Advocacy Coordination for  PHiMA, which involved coordination and participation in Hill Day in Washington, DC advocating for healthcare reform. She also served as an appointed member of the AHIMA Council for Excellence in Education which was assembled to establish standards for HIM education curricula. She currently serves on Albert Einstein's Institutional Review Board (IRB) as a secondary reviewer for research involving human subjects.

In her spare time, Professor Donovan enjoys spending time with her family in Cape May, NJ, and traveling, especially to Kennebunkport and Bar Harbor, Maine.

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    The faculty members of Peirce College's Medical Coding Certificate program equips students with the skills necessary to review patients’ medical records and assign numeric codes for each diagnosis and procedure. Medical coders's accuracy directly impacts billing and the revenue cycle as well as outcomes and reporting activities. When teaching the coursework, our faculty relies on Health Information Management principles for the basis of our Medical Coding Certificate program.

    Students will learn about medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, ICD-10 coding, CPT coding, health information and delivery systems, healthcare reimbursement methods and healthcare, legal and compliance issues. The faculty requires students in the Medical Coding Certificate program to complete a Professional Practice Experience (PPE) in which you complete a minimum of 40 hours of authentic coding using a logic-based encoder.

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