Charter Oak launches Health Information Management bachelor degree program
Charter Oak State College has launched its first major, an online bachelor's degree completion program in Health Information Management (HIM). On September 27, the College received notification that the New England Association
of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) approved Charter Oak to offer a Bachelor of Science
degree in HIM. The program received approval from the Connecticut Board of Regents
for Higher Education in the spring.
"We are very excited about the approval of our Health Information Management program
by NEASC," said Dr. Frank M. Valier, the College's new Health Information Management
Program Coordinator. "This NEASC approval has provided the first public HIM online
degree program in Connecticut. Now we can enroll students and begin to prepare them
for the healthcare jobs of the future."
Developed by experts in this fast-growing field, Charter Oak's new online bachelor's
degree in Health Information Management equips students for the electronic management
of sensitive patient health information and healthcare 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.
Get more information on this new program.
The College made the decision to construct its first full major in the field of health
information management after considerable market research. "We chose to make this
program our highest priority because we believe that there are, and will continue
to be, numerous jobs that will require the combination of healthcare knowledge and
technology expertise as the healthcare industry moves its patient data into digital
systems that permit customers access to their own information," Charter Oak President
Ed Klonoski said. "We believe that this work will revolutionize healthcare and that
our graduates will be at the forefront of this important work."