Ellen Karl

Academic Director, Health Information Programs


101 W. 31st. St. 7th Fl.

New York, NY 10001

Phone: (646) 344-7324

Fax: (646) 344-7269

Ellen S. Karl, MBA, RHIA, CHDA, FAHIMA, Academic Director for the Health Information Management programs, has over 35 years of experience working as a Health Information Management professional.  The majority of her experience lies in the acute care sector having worked as an HIM director and consultant at hospitals in Florida, New York and New Jersey. In addition, she has worked as an HIM Educator since 2007.  Ms. Karl has achieved Fellowship with the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), an honor granted to AHIMA members who made significant and sustained contributions to the profession.

Ellen also serves as a panel reviewer for CAHIIM (Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management), was a past president of the New Jersey Health Information Management Association, was a past Chair of AHIMA’s Council for Excellence in Education and a member of the Health Information Exchange Practice Council. Currently she was elected and is serving a three year term on the AHIMA Board of Directors (2016-2018).  She received her MBA with a concentration in health administration from the University of Miami, and a B.S. in health information management from the University of Central Florida.

Recent News

CAHIIM Updates

January 19, 2022


Ellen Karl, the academic director of the CUNY SPS health information management programs, has been selected to participate on several upcoming events and committees for the Council on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). First, it was announced that Karl will serve a second three-year term as a 2022 Health Information Management Accreditation Council Member. She will also be the guest speaker in the January 26 installment of the 2022 CAHIIM Town Hall Series, where she will discuss the topic "Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) - What are the Components and How Can I Work Toward Implementation?"

Education: Where Does It Get Us?

April 14, 2021


Ellen Karl, academic director of the health information management and health services administration programs at CUNY SPS, has published the article "Education: Where Does It Get Us?" in the Journal of American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
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CUNY SPS Launches First Online MS in Health Information Management in New York

September 10, 2020

The CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) is pleased to announce the launch of its Master of Science in Health Information Management (MSHIM) online degree program beginning...

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CUNY SPS Launches Online BS in Health Services Administration Degree

October 03, 2017

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical and health services managers held about 333,000 jobs in 2014, a number that is expected to grow by 17% between 2014 and 2024. In...