Faculty & Staff Details

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Karen Schmidt

(303) 404-5293
Westminster Campus
Office Location
Allied Health

Karen is a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT). She brings her extensive, real-life career experiences in health information management (HIM) to FRCC. She has worked in Colorado and Nebraska in various healthcare settings including short term and long term acute care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and physicians practice groups. She has been an HIM Consultant and owned a home-based medical transcription business. Prior to coming to FRCC, she was a corporate Regional HIM Director supporting 32 hospitals nation-wide.
Teaching Philosophy
In the classroom, I prepare the students to have a successful career in health information technology by promoting the development of professional skills. I encourage the students to enjoy the journey of new learning.
Regis University, Denver, CO; M.S. Organization Leadership, 2010
Chadron State College, Chadron, NE; B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies, 2005
Courses Taught
  • Health Information Science
  • Principles of Health Care Reimbursement 
  • Workflow Fundamentals of Health Care
  • Health Data Management and Information Services
  • Health Information Practicum I & II
  • Legal Aspects for Health Records
  • Quality Management
  • Health Information Management
  • ICD-10 Coding I