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Health Information Management Major

The Health Information Management major provides students with an understanding of medical science, patient information management, information technology and business management that make up this allied healthcare profession. The program prepares student for the electronic management of patient health information and health care organization revenue cycles. The program is structured to provide a professional education with a comprehensive curriculum and is guided by the principle of quality health care through quality information.

Foundation Courses

Human Biology4cr
Anatomy & Physiology3cr
Medical Terminology3cr
Health Care Finance3cr
Reimbursement Methodologies3cr
Health Information Services Management & Leadership3cr
Medical Coding and Billing I3cr
Medical Coding and Billing II3cr
Human Resource Management3cr
Introduction to Computer Science3cr
Team Leadership3cr

Major Courses

All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of 'C' or higher. 21 of these credits must be completed at Charter Oak, including HIM 499.

Health Care Systems and Administration3cr
Principles of Health Information Management3cr
Contemporary Ethical Issues in Health Care3cr
Health Information Systems3cr
Medical Vocabularies and Classification Systems3cr
Electronic Health Records and Health Information Exchange3cr
Health Care Information Law, Privacy, and Security3cr
Health Care Research and Quality3cr
Health Care Database Design and Development3cr
Health Care Statistics3cr
Project Management3cr
Health Information Management Practicum3cr
Health Information Management Capstone3cr

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate with a major in Health Information Management will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the different fields of medical science, information technology and business management applicable in health information management.
  2. Demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of facts, terms and concepts important to the processing of health information.
  3. Apply information acquisition skills to the processing, maintenance and security of health information.
  4. Demonstrate an ability to do the coding and billing important in the processing of health information.
  5. Understand database information technology and apply it to modern electronic medical records management.
  6. Understand and use quantitative and qualitative research methodologies in health information management
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of maintaining quality management techniques in health information management.
  8. Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of the maintenance of staff development in health information management.
  9. Understand and use project management techniques and their application to modern business management.

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