Become a leader in health information management and administration

 

Today's fast paced health centers have an urgent need for information management personnel. Federal legislation has mandated a nationwide transition to electronic medical records, making Health Information Management (HIM) among the fastest growing careers. HIM professionals assume a wide variety of technical, managerial, and consultative roles in the health care delivery system. Employment opportunities exist in all types of health care facilities and settings.

Graduates of the BS and Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Health Information Management programs are eligible to sit for the national Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) credential exam through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Individuals who already possess the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) credential are awarded credit for specific coursework within the professional core.

  • Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management: In addition to the degree, graduates of the undergraduate program also earn a minor in Health Care Administration. Requires completion of 128 semester hours and can be completed in 24-30 months.
  • Certificate in Health Information Management: For students with an unrelated bachelor’s degree looking to break into the field of medical records. Requires completion of 57 semester hours and can be completed in 24-30 months.
  • Master of Science in Health Information Management: Designed for current health care professionals looking to expand their knowledge of systems implementation, work flow design, systems planning, security management, and electronic health information management. The curriculum can be completed in 24 months. Requires 36 credit hours for completion.