Faculty

Faculty in the UW Bachelor of Science in Health Informatics & Health Information Management program bring decades of expertise to the classroom. Our instructors are active in professional activities at the state and national levels, and several have authored textbooks currently used in the field.

Core Faculty

James Condon, Ed.D., RHIA, CTR — Interim Director

James Condon is a senior lecturer in the Department of Health Services and associate director of UW's health informatics and health information management programs. James has taught courses in health information management, health informatics and public health since 1999. He has served as an HIM program director, program recruiter, section manager and cancer registrar. His research interests include student outcomes, health care disparities and EHR adoption by primary care physicians. James holds a bachelor's degree in health information management from the Medical College of Georgia and a doctor of education in higher education leadership from Georgia Southern University.

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John Hartgraves, MHIHIM, PMP, CHP, CPHIT

John Hartgraves is a part-time senior lecturer in the Department of Health Services and associate program director of the of the health informatics and health information management programs. Additionally, John is a health information technology consultant, leading transformation for health care delivery systems, physician practices and health care payers. His professional and academic interests include applied population health, informatics, practice transformation and analytics. John earned a master’s degree in health informatics and health information management from the University of Washington.

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Carrie Kaelin, MHA, RHIA

Carrie Kaelin, a senior lecturer in the Department of Health Services, has 20 years of experience in health administration. She currently serves as a delegate on the Board of the Washington State Health Information Management Association (WSHIMA). Her research interests include process and quality improvement, accessibility and affordability of health care services and ethics in health care. Carrie holds a master in health administration from the University of Washington.

Profile cck8@uw.edu​


Carolin Spice, M.S., RHIA, CPHQ

Carolin Spice is a senior lecturer in the Department of Health Services. Her research interests include health information and health information technology. She earned a master's in clinical informatics and patient-centered technologies at the University of Washington.

Profile | cspice@uw.edu​


Clinical and Affiliate Faculty

Dalin Pel, MHA, RHIA

Dalin Pel is a clinical instructor in the Department of Health Services. His professional work experiences include staff management, strategic planning, policy and procedure development, privacy incident response management, education and training development, internal monitoring, and quality improvement. He has his master’s from the Executive Master of Health Administration program at the University of Washington.

Profile | pel@uw.edu


Richard Van De Plasch, RHIA

Rich Van De Plasch is a clinical instructor in the Department of Health Services. During his career he has developed, implemented and maintained new programs like telehealth modalities and capitated healthcare funding models and oversaw major systemwide changes like the implementation of ICD-10 at hundreds of individual sites of care. Rich is interested in the organization, storage, analysis and communication of information/data and the application of oversight in its effective and ethical use. He has a bachelor's degree in health information management from the University of Washington.

Profile | rich.vandeplasch@gmail.com