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Dilhari DeAlmeida received her Bachelor of Science degree in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Toronto, Canada. Prior to joining the Department of Health Information Management, she collected over 12 years of experience working in government, academic and the private sector in the field of Molecular Biology. She received her Master of Science (HIS/RHIA option) and Doctorate degrees from the University of Pittsburgh. Her dissertation research involved evaluating the ICD-10-CM coding system for documentation specificity and reimbursement. Documentation Specificity in ICD-10 coding system and the Electronic Health Record have been a great area of interest and she is an AHIMA approved ICD-10-CM/PCS trainer. In addition to teaching both the undergraduate and graduate courses in HIM, her current research focuses on Research Use Case development and Data Analytics in Healthcare, including building clinical alerts for early detection of acute kidney injury within an electronic health record system. She also holds a secondary faculty appointment in the Department of Critical Care Medicine - Center for Critical Care Nephrology.