Health Information Management
Bachelor of Science
Our Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management (HIM) provides students with the knowledge and skills required to be a health information administrator in a variety of settings such as hospitals, insurance companies, and government agencies. With a focus on operations management, the degree program utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to its curriculum. Billions of dollars have been invested in newer health information technology, leading to a greater need for trained, educated HIM professionals knowledgeable in data management, information policy, finance, information systems, and administrative and clinical knowledge.
Note: Some courses in the program require you to install software installation for virtual online lab accessibility. Software and/or lab equipment required for some courses in this program are not provided through the undergraduate book grant and will need to be purchased by any student registering in those courses. Please see the course materials section of those courses for more information prior to registration.
The curriculum for this online bachelor’s program is reviewed by an advisory council of industry experts for relevancy to today’s marketplace. Course topics include:
- Goal setting, problem solving, staffing, and employee training
- Historical and current healthcare administration and delivery systems
- Health records filing systems, data collection, and electronic records
- Medical terminology and pharmacology vocabularies used in HIM classification systems
- The history and use of coding manuals, coding guidelines, and ICD-10 coding steps
- Health insurance and public funding programs
- Legal and ethical aspects of health information management, and healthcare fraud and abuse
- HIM computer and software applications
In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:
- Assess organizational compliance with state and federal governmental regulations, accreditation, licensure, and certification requirements.
- Construct accurate quantitative evaluations related to health care statistics, financial management, and accounting standards and best practices.
- Analyze legal and ethical concerns related to confidentiality, security, and privacy issues in the management of health information in the digital world.
- Implement supervisory and management skills across business functions.
- Demonstrate knowledge of specialized medical language, classification systems, and reimbursement methodology common in the field of health information management.
- Synthesize material on health information management from multiple competing sources.
- Summarize the significance of being a health information administrator in terms of challenges, trends, and developments in a social context.
- Identify significant public policy issues in health information management.
Degree at a Glance
- Number of Credits 120
- Max Transfer Credits 91
- Tuition Per Credit $270 | $250 with military grant
- Program Length 4 years full time
- Program Format Online | Monthly course starts
- Program Director Andrea Mignott
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