Health Information Management
Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.)

The Health Information Management major prepares students to manage health-care data and information resources. The curriculum provides training in planning, collecting, aggregating, analyzing, and disseminating individual patient and aggregate clinical data. Study includes the nature, structure, and translation of data into usable forms of information for the advancement of health and health care of individuals and populations. Students learn how to apply this information to the day-to-day activities of a health information manager. These activities include designing, implementing, and maintaining automated and manual health information systems; determining health information policies; developing the departmental budget; hiring, supervising, and evaluating employees; providing in-service education; serving on organizational committees; and assisting with research. Graduates of this online program will be eligible to sit for the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) exam offered through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

The Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management is a "two-plus-two" degree program, providing an opportunity for students who have earned an associate degree in health information technology and/or the RHIT credential to continue study toward a baccalaureate degree.

This major is available online via distance learning.

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About the curriculum

Classes

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Accreditation & Industry Connections

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Program accreditation.

Students are eligible to sit for a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) exam that is offered through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), allowing students to distinguish themselves from non-credentialed individuals and improve their employment prospects.

After graduation

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for medical and health services managers was $90,940 in May 2013. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $55,470.The top 10 percent earned more than $155,130.

Industries with the highest published employment for this occupation are:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals113,700$52.02$108,210
Offices of Physicians30,590$48.00$99,850
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)19,460$40.07$83,340
Home Health Care Services18,070$43.84$91,190
Outpatient Care Centers17,200$46.77$97,290

Statistics reported in May 2013

Special Admissions Requirements

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Transfer Procedures

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Clubs & Activities

Health Information Association

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Health Information Technology Advisory Committee

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Advisory committees, which act as recommending bodies to the faculty and administration, consist of in-field professionals who act as partners in the development of curriculum. Their curricular and equipment advice as well as their industry connections and internship opportunities are invaluable to our students and to the growth of our institution.

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