Isaac Topor, Ed. D., RHIA, joined the college of Health Related Professions as Chairperson of the Health Information Management Program in 1980. Dr Topor received his B. S. in Medical Record Administration and M.S. in Environmental Health Science from Hunter College. Dr. Topor also received A Masters in Public Administration (MPA) from New York University. A Doctorate in Education (Ed. D.) was completed at Teachers College, Columbia University.
Dr. Topor has more than 30 years of experience in health information systems and management. Dr. Topor has been active in the local, state, and national health information association. He received the distinguished member award from the health Information Management Association of New York City of which he is a member and past president.
Dr. Topor's research and scholarly activities focus on the electronic medical record, Coding and nomenclature (ICD-9-CM and CPT), health administration. Current research focuses on evolution of the electronic medical record and its effect on clinical care, research and professional role ambiguity. Previous publication focused on Hypertext as a teaching tool and confidentiality and security issues regarding health information systems.
Dr. Topor received funding for five-training grants totaling more than $591,000. He has taught such courses as Independent Research, Introduction to Microcomputer applications, Health Statistics, Organization and Management, and Health Economics.