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Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education

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 Biology 4cr
Anatomy & Physiology 3cr
Medical Terminology 3cr
Health Care Finance 3cr
Reimbursement Methodologies 3cr
Health Information Services Management & Leadership 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.