Health Information Management Major
The Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management 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.
Student's may be subject to a criminal background check and drug screening prior to being placed in any internship. Furthermore, anyone convicted of a felony and even some misdemeanors will not be able to complete most certification and licensing exams, nor find gainful employment in most health care settings. All foundation and major requirements must be completed with a grade of 'C' or higher.
|HCA 101: Health Care Systems and Administration||3 cr|
|HCA 105: Medical Terminology||3 cr|
|HIM 115: Principles of Health Information Management||3 cr|
|HIM 200: Health Information Systems and Databases||3 cr|
|HIM 205: Reimbursement Methodologies||3 cr|
|HIM 210: Clinical Classification Systems I||3 cr|
|HIM 211: Clinical Classification Systems II||3 cr|
|HIM 300: Medical Vocabularies and Classification Systems||3 cr|
|HIM 305: Health Information Services Management and Leadership||3 cr|
|HIM 315: Health Statistics||3 cr|
|HIM 320: Electronic Health Records and Health Information Exchange||3 cr|
|HIM 405: Health Care Information Law, Privacy, and Security||3 cr|
|HIM 420: Health Care Research and Quality||3 cr|
|HIM 435: Health Care Data Analytics and Information Governance||3 cr|
|MGT 460: Project Management||3 cr|
|HIM 498: Health Information Management Practicum||3 cr|
|HIM 499: Health Information Management Capstone||3 cr|
Note: 21 of these credits must be completed at Charter Oak, including HIM 498 & HIM 499.
These courses must be completed in order to satisfy a portion of the general education requirements for this degree.
|BIO 130: Human Biology (Natural Science) *||4 cr|
|BIO 212: Anatomy & Physiology (Natural Science) *||3 cr|
|BIO 215: Pathophysiology (Natural Science) *||3 cr|
|HCA 301: Contemporary Ethical Issues in Health Care (Ethical Decision Making)||3 cr|
|HCA 350: Transcultural Competency in HCA (Global Understanding)||3 cr|
|MAT 105: Statistics (Mathematics)||3 cr|
* These courses must be completed with a grade of 'C' or higher.
Student Learning Outcomes
Students who graduate with a major in Health Information Management will be able to:
- apply knowledge of the different fields of medical science, information technology and business management applicable in health information management;
- utilize the fundamental facts, terms and concepts important to the processing of health information;
- apply information acquisition skills to the processing, maintenance and security of health information;
- analyze coding and billing data important in the processing of health information;
- discuss database information technology and apply it to modern electronic medical records management;
- evaluate quantitative and qualitative research methodologies in health information management;
- apply quality management techniques to health information management decisions;
- apply leadership skills and discuss the importance of maintaining staff development in health information management; and
- apply project management techniques to modern business management.