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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 course of study covers the required areas of knowledge that need to be acquired in order to be employed in this profession. These areas include Health Data Management; Health Statistics, Quality Management; Health Services Organization and Delivery; Information Technology and Systems, and Organization Management. The courses are arranged in two groups: HIM Foundation courses and HIM Major courses. This division establishes a background in fundamentals before more advanced subject matters are studied.

Foundation Courses:

Human Biology 4cr
Anatomy & Physiology 3cr
Medical Terminology 3cr
Health Care Finance 3cr
Reimbursement Methodologies 3cr
Health Care Organizations Management                                             3cr
Medical Coding and Billing I 3cr
Medical Coding and Billing II    3cr
Pathophysiology 3cr
Human Resource Management 3cr
Introduction to Computer Science 3cr
Team Leadership 3cr


Major Courses:

Health Care Systems and Administration 3cr
Principles of Health Information Management 3cr
Contemporary Ethical Issues in Health Care 3cr
Health Information Systems 3cr
Medical Vocabularies and Classification Systems          3cr
Electronic Health Records and Health Information Exchange      3cr
Health Care Information Law, Privacy, and Security 3cr
Health Care Research and Quality 3cr
Health Care Database Design and Development 3cr
Health Care Statistics 3cr
Project Management 3cr
Health Information Management Practicum                                   3cr
Health Information Management Capstone 3cr



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.