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Dr. Kiel's teaching motto is to "tie theory to practice" and all of her classes include experiential exercises from her prior employment opportunities as Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York and the Pittsburgh Mercy Health System. She continues to be active in the community as an analyst in HIPAA compliance and practice management and has developed and implemented a unique HIPAA training program for physicians and other health care professionals. At Duquesne University, she teaches in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. Dr. Kiel has won teaching awards for creative and innovative teaching. In addition, she has, been the keynote speaker for Faculty Development Presentations at various schools including: The University of North Carolina, Thomas Jefferson University, Howard University, and East Tennessee State University.  In addition to her faculty Professor role, Dr. Kiel  is the Chairperson of Healthcare Compliance for Duquesne University.  In this role, she is responsible for all healthcare compliance programs, including OIG, HIPAA, Medicare, Medicaid, Tri-Care, and all third party payers. 

Dr. Kiel is the editor of the book, "Information Technology for the Practicing Physician," and co-editor of the book "Healthcare Information Management Systems" - A Practical Guide, now in its fifth edition. In addition, she has served as section editor for MD Computing. Dr. Kiel has numerous publications and national presentations on health management systems' topics. Dr. Kiel was awarded the Dean's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and the Duquesne University Apple Polishing Award for Excellence in Employee Performance. Her research interests include utilizing information technology to effectuate organizational objectives, HIPAA and regulatory compliance, and adaptation to technology.


  • Ph.D., Philosophy, New York University
  • M.Phil., Philosophy, New York University
  • M.P.A., Health Administration & Policy, New York University

Research Interests or Expertise

  • HIPAA & Regulatory Compliance
  • Healthcare Information Technology
  • Healthcare Policy
  • Human Resources Management
  • Management & Leadership
  • Utilization of information technology to effectuate practice management; managed care; HIPAA
  • Data Management
  • Health Information Systems
  • Healthcare Delivery & Organization
  • Health Information Management Policy
  • Research & Analytical Methods


  • Information Technology for the Practicing Physician, Springer Verlag, NY, NY, 2001
  • Healthcare Information Management Systems: Aprctical Guide -3rd Edition (with Ball & Weaver), Springer Verlag, NY, NY, 2004

Refereed Articles:

  • "Electronic Managed Care - The Utilization of Information Technology in a Managed Care Environment" in The Healthcare Manager
  • "Combining Mandatory Health Insurance and Medical Savings Accounts" in Managed Care Interface "HIPPA Implementation: Measuring Change and Quality Improvement" In the Journal of HIMSS.
  • "Using Personal Digital Assistants to Enhance Outcomes" (with Goldblum) in the Journal of HIMSS.
  • "Web Site Management is Vital to Practice Management" in Medscape Techmed

Professional Presentations:

  • Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society
  • American Health Information Management Association
  • American College Health Association
  • APAP Eastern Consortium
  • Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers Society
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology
  • Medical Group Management Association
  • MEDINFO 10th World Conference on Medical Informatics
  • Association of Schools of Allied Health Professionals
  • Association for Health Services Research
  • East Tennessee State University
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel HIll
  • Howard University