Paula Hagstrom

HCSA/HIM/HIT/CRSP Assoc Prof, Prog. Coord
Office: VFS 400
Phone: (231) 591-2395
E-mail Address:


Highest Degree:

Master in Management

Areas of academic responsibility:

CPT coding, Introduction to the Medical Record, Internship Supervision

Continuing education activities:

Michigan Health Information Management Association Review workshop for Registered Health Information Technology and Registered Health Information Administration national exams, Review workshop for West Michigan Chapter of American Academy of Professional Coders

Current Projects:

Teaching CPT coding in Midland, Grand Rapids, and Big Rapids. Program coordination for Medical Record programs Recruiting and retention efforts include coordinating open lab days, attending career fairs, hospital recruiting events, preparing for Pathways, working with Alumni office on recruiting efforts, coordinating design of CAHS poster, revising recruiting literature, advising present and prospective students.

Courses Taught:

Introduction to the Medical Record, Legal Aspects of Health Care, Orientation to Health Care, Medical Vocabulary, Healthcare Statistics, CPT Coding, Medical Record Organization and Management, Health Care Regulatory Agencies.


Co-authored article for Journal of the American Health Information Management on 'Keyless Data Entry'