Locke, Tracy F

Email: LockeTF@alfredstate.edu
Department: Physical and Life Sciences
Office Location:Physical and Health Sciences Bldg.
Office Phone: 607-587-3617


Master of Science in Health Services Administration  

Graduate School of Management and Urban Professions                 

New School University, New York, NY                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Bachelor of Professional Studies

Major: Health Information Management

Honors: Graduated Cum Laude

SUNY College of Technology, Utica, NY 

Associates in Applied Science

Major: Health Information Management

Honors: Dean's list

Monroe Community College, Rochester, NY

Project Management Certificate

St. Scholastica HIM Graduate Program

Teaching Overview
  • Medical Terminology
  • Health Data Management
  • Introduction to Health Information Management
  • ICD-9-CM Coding
  • CPT Coding
  • Medical Transcription
  • Alternate Care Health Information Management
  • Online Orientation for HIT/CRS students

Professional Experience

SUNY Alfred State College, Alfred, NY                                 August 2006 - Present

Health Information Technology Program

  • Full-time Instructor, HIT program/CRS Programs (August 2006 - December 2006)
  • Assistant Professor, HIT program/CRS Programs (January 2007 - September 2011)
  • Associate Professor, HIT/CRS Programs (September 2011 - present)
  • Program Director, HIT Program and CRS Programs (August 2007 - present)
  • Continued Appointment/Tenure - December 2012

Thompson Health, Canandaigua, NY                         April 1999 - August 2006

Information Services Department

  • Promoted to Project Manager managing large and small information systems and database applications including selection, implementations, system upgrades, and workflow and process redesign. Directing cross-functional financial & clinical applications and Telecommunication project teams including Meditech, MSM/Picis, T-EV, Pyxis, and Achieve.
  • Interim Director Feb 2003 - April 2004, February 2002 - August 2002
  • Assistant Director April 1999 - February 2002
  • Responsible for Health Information Management Department, Medical Transcription Services, Information Services Operations, and Application and Database Development and Support

Clifton Springs Hospital & Clinic, Clifton Springs, NY     December 1998 - April 1999

Information Services Department

  • Assistant Director
  • Project Manager Information, System Design & Implementation
  • Acting Director from January 1999 - April 1999

Rochester Primary Care Network, Rochester, NY March 1995 - December 1998

Directed three major IT projects for five small & large, federally-funded, health centers:

  • Computer-based Primary Care Electronic Patient Record Facilitator
  • IDX Information Systems Implementation Project Manager
  • NYS Immunization Database System Implementation Project Director

THOMPSON HEALTH, Canandaigua, NY           January 1988 - March 1995

Director, Health Information Management

  • Direct the health information management functions at all inpatient and outpatient care settings
  • Staffing, budgeting, planning for each major functional area including Coding & Reimbursement, Record abstracting and reporting, Record filing & storage/retrieval for both the HIM Dept and Medical Transcription
  • Medical record compliance - JCAHO, State Health Department
  • Chairman of the Hospital Information System Steering Committee
  • Information System Selection & Implementation Project Manager for both hardware and software
  • Development of health information management policies/procedures for release of information, confidentiality, information security, information abstracting and reporting, information storage and retrieval, and record retention

THOMPSON HEALTH, Canandaigua, NY           July 1985 - January 1988

  • Associate Director/Operations Director, Health Information Management Department

Monroe Community College                              2002 - 2011

  • Instructor, Medical Transcription - Computer and Office Technology Program

Publications and Events

Electronic Classroom Manager
to accompany Koch textbook Basic Allied Health Statistics and Analysis, 3rd edition 2007

Speaking Engagements:

  • Assembly on Education AHIMA National Conference (2008) Louisville, KY – Co-presenter Classroom Effectiveness Teaching Tips Too
  • Assembly on Education AHIMA National Conference (2010) New Orleans, LA - Co-presenter So Now you are a Program Director!
  • XVI Congress of International Federation of Health Records Organizations (IFHRO2010) (November 2010) Milan, Italy - So Now you are a Program Director!
  • XVII Congress of International Federation of Health Information Management (IFHIMA, formally IFHRO) (May 2013) Montreal Canada - Co-Presenter ONLINE Teaching, Making the Connection
  • Assembly on Education AHIMA National Conference (2013) Baltimore, Maryland - Co-presenter Domains & Subdomains

Textbook Authoring/Reviewer:

Delmar Cengage Learning, Albany, NY

  • Technical Reviewer, Essentials of Health Information Management, Principles and Practices, by Green and Bowie, 2nd edition, 2009
  • Contract Author, Electronic Classroom Manger (computerized Test bank & Power Point slides), Basic Allied Health Statistics and Analysis, Koch, 3rd edition, 2007-08
  • Technical Reviewer, Basic Allied Health Statistics and Analysis, Koch, 3rd edition, 2006-07


IFHIMA Peer Reviewer Global Newsletter

AHIMA Curriculum Workgroup
AHIMA Engage (Formally CoP) Facilitator

RRHIMA Co-Chair - Education
RRHIMA Board Member

Active Memberships:

  • Member, American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), 1978-Present
  • Member, Health Information Management System Society, (HIMSS), 1995-Present
  • Member, New York Health Information Management Association (NYHIMA), 1978-Present
  • Member, Rochester Regional Health Information Management Association (RRHIMA), 1978-Present

Other Information

IFHIMA International Conferences 2010 Italy, 2013 Canada