Denise Hill

Denise Hill
Position(s)
Associate Professor Master of Health Care Administration
Office Phone 515-271-1410
Email denise.hill@dmu.edu
Education
  • Juris Doctorate, Drake University Law School, Des Moines, IA
  • Masters of Public Administration, Drake University, College of Business and Public Administration, Des Moines, IA
  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science & Communications, Wartburg College, Waverly, IA
Education
  • Admitted & Licensed to Practice Law in Iowa

Area of Expertise Teaching:

  • Health Law
  • Ethics
  • Public Policy
  • Advocacy
  • Board Governance
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Public Health Law
Professional Organizations, Committees and Boards
  • Association of University Programs in Health Administration
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Association for Institutional Research
  • American College of Healthcare Executives
  • American Bar Association
  • Iowa Society of Healthcare Attorneys
  • Iowa Legal Aid Health & Law Project
  • Iowa Bar Association (Health Law & ADR section member
  • Polk County Bar Association
Service Professional and Community:

  • Reviewer, Journal of Health Administration Education
  • National Advisory Board Member, Pathways Center, Wartburg College
  • Contributing Member, Health Law Body of Knowledge, Association of University Programs in Health Administration
  • Iowa Lutheran Hospital Residency Program, curriculum development and regular guest presenter
  • Advisory Council Member, Iowa Legal Aid Health & Law Project
  • Trustee, Iowa Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Board of Trustees
  • Designated Health Law Expert, Drake Law School Career Night

University:

  • Grievance Committee
  • Nominations Committee
  • DMU Faculty Leadership Council
  • Facilitator and Committee Member for Interprofessional Training on Pharmaceutical Conflicts of Interest
  • Designated Interprofessional Champion and Facilitator for Interprofessional Day
  • Key responsibilities for CAHME accreditation candidacy, competency mapping, and MHA curriculum redesign
  • Liaison, Founder, Des Moines University/Drake Law School-MHA/MPH and JD joint degree program.
  • Member, Bylaws & Nominations Committee
  • Chair, Curriculum Committee

Awards and honors

  • Des Moines University MHA Faculty of the Year Award
  • AUPHA Health Law Body of Knowledge Contributor
  • Des Moines University Distinguished Lecturer
  • Iowa Legal Aid Health & Law Project Advisory Committee
  • President of the Iowa Society of Healthcare Attorneys
  • Des Moines University MPH Faculty of the Year Award

2011 research

Health care providers must understand medical-legal issues. This research explores how students learn by incorporating medical-legal issues (e.g., informed consent) into scenarios in the human simulation lab

Grants and Major Projects

  • Iowa Legal Aid Health and Law Project.  Telligen Community Initiative Grant, $10,000.  Key Contributor:
  • Inventory of Legal Content and Interprofessional Collaboration.  Des Moines University.  Project Administrator:
  • “Integration of Legal and Clinical Issues in a Patient Simulation Diverticulitis Case,” Pilot Study to Incorporate Legal and Ethical Issues in the Human Simulation Laboratory.  Des Moines University.  Project Administrator:

Publications

  • Lenning, O.T., Hill, D.M., Saunders, K.P., Solan, A. & Stokes, A. (2013). Powerful Learning Communities:  A Guide to Developing Student, Faculty and Professional Learning Communities to Improve Student Success and Organizational Effectiveness.  Sterling, VA: Stylus.
  • Hill, D.M. (2013). Protecting Patient Privacy: Pharmacy Technician TEAM Monograph.  Des Moines, IA: Collaborative Education Institute.

Books and Monographs

  • Lenning, O.T., Hill, D.M., Saunders, K.P., Solan, A. & Stokes, A. (2013). Powerful Learning Communities:  A Guide to Developing Student, Faculty and Professional Learning Communities to Improve Student Success and Organizational Effectiveness.  Sterling, VA: Stylus.
  • Hill, D.M. (2013). Protecting Patient Privacy: Pharmacy Technician TEAM Monograph.  Des Moines, IA: Collaborative Education Institute.

Articles

  • Lenning, O.T., Hill, D.M. & Saunders, K.P. (2010) “A Comprehensive Approach to Optimum Learning Communities,” Scholarly Paper 50th Annual Forum. Chicago, IL: Association for Institutional Research.
  • Hill, D.M. & Cook, E. “Putting Contact Cheaters and their Conspirators in the False Claims Hot Seat.” Article to be submitted to the Journal of Higher Education. Undergoing peer review.
  • Hill, D.M., Liggett, D. & Bethards, M. Preparing Healthcare Administration Students to Respond to Legal and Ethical Issues Using the Standardized Performance Assessment Laboratory (SPAL). Journal of Health Administration Education. Undergoing peer review.
  • Hill, D.M. & Stebbins, C. “If You Build It…Will They Come? Designing & Implementing an MHA Executive Residency.” Journal of Health Administration Education. Undergoing peer review.
  • Hill, D.M. & Moran, and V.L. “Practice Makes Perfect: An Online Model for Interprofessional Health Law Client Simulation.” Article to be submitted to Journal of Legal Studies Education.  In process.
  • Hill, D.M. & Moran, and V.L. “Patients not Prisoners: EMTALA Transfers for Medicaid Patients in the Civil Commitment Process.  Article to be submitted to Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics.  In process.
  • Hill, D.M. “Prescribing a Solution for Conflicts of Interest in Therapeutic Substitution in the Age of the Patient Protection and Accountable Care Act.” Article to be submitted to Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics. In process.
  • Hill, D.M. “To Disclose or Not to Disclose: That is the Question,” Article in DMU Magazine. Winter 2010.
  • Hill, D.M. “Law and Health Care: A Key Partnership,” Article in DMU Magazine. Winter 2009.
  • Hill, D.M. “Barriers to Access? Considerations for Treating Undocumented Immigrants.” Article in American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management Newsletter. Spring 2008.
  • Hill, D.M. “Barriers to Access? Considerations for Treating Undocumented Immigrants.” Article in DMU Magazine. Spring 2008.
  • Hill, D.M. “I’m Sorry the Law Does Not Protect You: Iowa Apology Statute and Disclosure Obligations.” Iowa Osteopathic Medical Association Newsletter. Spring 2007.
  • Hill, D.M. Speak to Me–Addressing Limited English Proficiency in the Workplace.” White Paper for Davis Law Firm Employment Law Forum. Johnston, IA:  April 2006.
  • Hill, D.M. “Automated External Defibrillators in the Workplace.” Davis Law Firm Employment Law Newsletter: Spring 2006.
  • Hill, D.M. “Always Be Prepared: An Overview of Public Health Law.” White Paper for Davis Law Firm Health Law Forum. Johnston, IA: October 2005.

Presentations

Posters:

  • “Connecting Great People with Great Ideas through Powerful Professional Learning Communities.” Association of University Programs in Health Administration, Annual Meeting. Monterey, CA. (Selected in peer review process).
  • “Powerful Learning Communities Optimize MHA Student Success.” Des Moines University Research Symposium. Des Moines, IA. (Selected in peer review process).
  • Integration of Legal and Clinical Issues in a Patient Simulation Diverticulitis Case.” Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine. Baltimore, MD. (Selected in peer review process).

Presentations

  • “If You Build It…Will They Come? Designing & Implementing an MHA Executive Residency.” Association of University Programs in Health Administration. Webinar. . (Selected presentation)
  • Preparing Healthcare Administration Students to Respond to Legal and Ethical Issues Using the Standardized Performance Assessment Laboratory (SPAL). 14th International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare.
  • “If You Build It…Will They Come? Designing & Implementing an MHA Executive Residency.” Association of University Programs in Healthcare Administration, Annual Meeting. Monterey, CA. (Selected in peer review process).
  • “Using Simulation to Connect Students with the “Real World” of Health Care Administration.” Human Patient Simulation Network World 2013—International Conference. San Francisco, CA. (Selected in peer review process-unable to attend).
  • “Professional Learning Communities: Bridging the Divide between Simulation Stakeholders” Human Patient Simulation Network World 2013—International Conference. San Francisco, CA. (Selected in peer review process-unable to attend).
  • “T-shirts & Taglines: Privacy Training for Pharmacists and Other Healthcare Workers.” Collaborative Education Institute–CEI.  Online Continuing Education Module.
  • “T-shirts & Taglines: Privacy Training for Pharmacy Students.” College of Pharmacy, Drake University.  Des Moines, IA.
  • “Nurses & Informed Consent 101.” Campus Lecture.”  Department of Nursing, Mt. Mercy College.  Cedar Rapids, IA.  (Invited Keynote Speaker).
  • “Navigating Health Care Contracts.” Learning Together IPE Exercise—Sponsored by the Drake Law School/DMU American Association of Health Lawyers Student Alliance DMU Podiatric Practice Management and Journal Club. Des Moines, IA.
  • “Can Students & Conspirators be Held Legally Accountable for Academic Dishonesty?” Des Moines University Research Symposium. Des Moines, IA. (Selected in peer review process).
  • “Be Careful not to get burned by the Block Party Barbeque: Recognizing the Danger of Podiatric Curbside Consults.” Learning Together IPE Exercise—Sponsored by the Drake Law School/DMU American Association of Health Lawyers Student Alliance DMU Podiatric Practice Management and Journal Club. Des Moines, IA.
  • “When It Is Too Soon To Tell: Ensuring an Ethical Response to Potential Clients.” Iowa Society of Healthcare Attorneys, Des Moines, IA. (Invited Keynote Speaker)
  • “Ten Points Physician Assistants NEED to Know to Survive the Health Law Jungle.” Iowa Physician Society Spring Meeting, Des Moines University, IA.
  • “Preparing for the Best & Worst-Key Considerations in Healthcare Contracts.” Iowa Lutheran Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program, Des Moines, IA.
  • “Accountability: Making the Connection to a Life of Integrity.” University-wide presentation to all clinical students re: DMU Professional Integrity Code, Des Moines, IA.