• Charles Daniels, Associate Professor of Health Information Technology and Medical Coding, is an RHIA  license #0455873. He 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 from the Medical  College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia and started his career in Health Information management after  an internship at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Augusta, Georgia. He has worked at acute care  hospitals and psychiatric hospitals; private, federal, and state owned in California and Texas.    

    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, medical coding and the use of electronic medical records.    

    Charles 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 slowly working on a  translation of a book written in 1846 giving advice to German immigrants to Texas.  At a quarterly  meeting of the Alamo Area Health Information Association he recently gave a presentation on the  history of the Ethical Code of AHIMA and its relation to culture in the United States.