Health Information Management
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- Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Information Management (HIM)
- Traditional 4 year option - HIM/Masters in Healthcare Administration ( 5 year option)
- HIM/Minor in Informatics (offered in partnership with School for Professional Studies)
- Pre-Professional track (pre-med, pre-dental, pre-physician assistant)
- Accelerated 18 month option for those already possessing a bachelor's degree
- HIM with a Certificate in Business Administration or Information Technology Management (ITM)
Overview: Our program is over 70 years old and is the oldest University-based HIM program in the United States. We are fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The program is small, allowing teachers get to know the students. Each student is assigned a faculty mentor in the department upon entry into the program. Our technology is state-of-the-art with all classrooms having network capabilities. We are located on the campus of the University Health Sciences Center which provides students an opportunity to interact with others majoring in medicine, nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, nuclear med tech, nutrition & dietetics and clinical laboratory science.
Curriculum: Health Information Management is a specialized discipline that combines medical science and information technology with legal concepts and business administration. The health information manager is an expert in medical data, is responsible for the management of health information systems consistent with professional standards and the medical, administrative, ethical, and legal regulations.
Faculty: Qualified faculty and staff who are strongly committed to the students, their educational experience, the profession and the overall success of the program.
Careers: The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates employment of health information management professionals is expected to have faster than average growth through the year 2014. Graduates work throughout the entire healthcare industry in settings that span the continuum of care although job opportunities will be especially good in offices of health practitioners, general medical and surgical hospitals, home health care services, and outpatient care centers. Employment opportunities also exist in sales or consulting.