Johnson County Community College – Computing Sciences and Information Technology Update for September, 2021

Health Information Systems – HCIS

HCIS graduate Amanda Kristek was selected to present a poster at this year’s HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas.  Amanda’s passion for using health IT to address and resolve SDOH issues that plague so many of the elderly in rural communities propelled her to create her poster presentation.

HCIS graduate Somya Sriram was awarded the national CAHIMS Grant for Minority Professionals and Students course. Created by the HIMSS Global Health Equity Network and the HIMSS Foundation, this new grant provides underrepresented health information and technology professionals and students with preparation materials and financial resources to attain CAHIMS certification.

Medical Information & Revenue Management (MIRM)

Special Events

MIRM 148: Medical Coding Internship students participated in a StrengthsFinder workshop with Ashley Kretzschmer from the Career Development Center on Monday, September 20, 2021. Students learned about their “Top 5 Strengths” and how to utilize this information to their advantage, as they prepare to enter the workforce. Additionally, the class learned that, as a whole, it leads with the Relationship Building theme – you will want this group on your next team!


Significant Student Accomplishments

Sarah McKinley, MIRM graduate (Fall 2019), successfully passed the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) credentialing examination. This is a nationally recognized certification, awarded by the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).



Information Technology-Networking and Cybersecurity

National Conference Presentation

Professor Andrew Lutz has been asked to present for the National Convergence Technology Center on November 17th on Developing and Hosting Your Own Cybersecurity Competition.


Cybersecurity competitions are an exciting, engaging way for students to practice critical cyber skills. This session shows viewers how to develop and host their own cybersecurity competition with a focus on ethical hacking.  Topics covered will include: planning a cybersecurity competition, resources and strategies available to learn cybersecurity and ethical hacking and how to create a lab environment for a cybersecurity competition.


National Cyber League – Student Competitors

The Information Technology-Networking department has four students competing in the National Cyber League competition for the Fall 2021 semester. The competition provides an online platform where students can practice cybersecurity challenges.