• Charles Daniels, Assistant Professor of Health Information Technology, is a RHIA license #0455873 and earned a Bachelor of Arts, specializing in Philosophy and History, from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida. He was a Medical Librarian at the 97th General Hospital in Frankfurt, Germany. He also earned a Bachelor’s degree in Medical Record Administration at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia and started his career in Health Information management. He has worked at acute care hospitals and psychiatric hospitals; private, federal, and state owned.  He completed a Masters in Library Science/ Health Informatics from the University of North Texas which enabled him to change his career path from administration to teaching.  However, teaching has always been an important part of being a health information administrator.    

    As part of each of his jobs he has been involved in and responsible for teaching staff on topics that range from documentation standards, privacy laws, to the use of electronic medical records.  

    Daniels was the Custodian of Records at several of his job positions. At Kerrville Hospital, he was also the Chief Privacy Officer, as well as part of the transition team that oversaw the transition to an electronic medical record at the hospital.   He has also earned a certificate in teaching Health Information Technology from Midland College. The purpose of that course was to prepare to teach the use of an electronic medical record as part of the use of the same in a health care setting.    

    When not working in health information, Charles has worked as a docent at the San Antonio Museum of Art and has worked in the Texas/Genealogy Department of the San Antonio Public Library. To keep his knowledge of German active he listens to German news podcasts and reads German newspapers. He also does research and reading about the German heritage in Texas history.  He is working on a translation of a book written in 1846 giving advice to German immigrants to Texas.