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Be proactive and never wait until the last minute to complete your work. Ask questions when you have them. You are never alone while taking an online class. You have classmates and an instructor ready to help each and every time you need help.

Michelle Cranney, DHSc, MBA, RHIA, CCS-P, CPC, CPB, CPMA, AAPC Approved Instructor

Lead Faculty - Assistant Professor


Biography

Dr. Michelle Cranney is an Assistant Professor in the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Arizona Global Campus. She obtained her Doctor of Health Science with an emphasis in Leadership and Organizational Behavior from A.T. Still University, a Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Management from Davenport University (DU), a Post-Graduate Certificate in Health Information Management from Weber State University, a Bachelor of Science in General Family Life with an emphasis in Personal Finance from Utah State University, and an Associate of Science in Health Information Technology from DU.

She is a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) and Certified Coding Specialist-Professional (CCS-P) through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), as well as a Certified Professional Coder (CPC), Certified Professional Biller (CPB), Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA), and Approved Instructor through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC). She has over 20 years' experience working in healthcare, spending most of her time focusing in outpatient facilities. She loves helping students achieve their educational and professional goals while simultaneously getting to share her knowledge and experiences in healthcare. Her advice to current and prospective students is, “You are never alone while taking an online class. You have an instructor ready to help at any time. Never hesitate to reach out for help if or when you need it.” Dr. Cranney lives in the Seattle area where she enjoys biking, hiking, skiing, and playing tennis with her husband and two sons.

Education

Degree
Doctor of Health Science
Institution
A.T. Still University
Degree
Master of Business Administration
Institution
Davenport University
Degree
Bachelor of Science in General Family Life
Institution
Utah State University

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