Join Us! HIM, HI & HCA Virtual Open House
Wednesday, March 10 @ 6:00PM ESTRSVP
Have questions about our M.S. in Health Informatics, B.S. in Health Information Management & B.S. and M.S. in Health Care Administration Programs? Learn why Charter Oak is your home for online Health Care programs! Join Dr. Brooke Palkie, RHIA, Chair, Health Science & Technology Department; Cindy Edgerton, MHA, M.Ed, RHIA, Program Director, B.S. Health Information Management; Lori Gagne Pendleton, Admissions Director; and Bob Frederick, Associate DIrector Admissions.
Graduates of the HIM program will have the skills and knowledge needed to manage patient data and work with electronic health records in today's healthcare environments. Our program is guided by the principle of quality healthcare through quality information.
- HCA 101: Health Care Systems and Administration 3 credits
- HCA 105: Medical Terminology 3 credits
All foundation and major requirements must be completed with a grade of 'C' or higher.
- HIM 115: Principles of Health Information Management 3 credits
- HIM 200: Health Information Systems and Databases 3 credits
- HIM 205: Reimbursement Methodologies 3 credits
- HIM 210: Medical Coding and Billing I - ICD-10 3 credits
- HIM 211: Medical Coding and Billing II - CPT 3 credits
- HIM 300: Medical Vocabularies and Classification Systems 3 credits
- HIM 305: Health Information Services Management and Leadership 3 credits
- HIM 315: Health Statistics 3 credits
- HIM 320: Electronic Health Records and Health Information Exchange 3 credits
- HIM 405: Health Care Information Law, Privacy, and Security 3 credits
- HIM 420: Health Care Research and Quality 3 credits
- HIM 435: Health Care Data Analytics and Information Governance 3 credits
- MGT 460: Project Management 3 credits
- HIM 498: Health Information Management Practicum 3 credits
- HIM 499: Health Information Management Capstone 3 credits
- Note: 21 of these credits must be completed at Charter Oak, including HIM 498 & HIM 499.
- All foundation and major requirements must be completed with a grade of 'C' or higher.
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 credits
- BIO 212: Anatomy & Physiology (Natural Science) * 3 credits
- BIO 215: Pathophysiology (Natural Science) * 3 credits
- HCA 301: Contemporary Ethical Issues in Health Care (Ethical Decision Making) 3 credits
- HCA 350: Transcultural Competency in HCA (Global Understanding) 3 credits
- MAT 105: Statistics (Mathematics) 3 credits
* These courses must be completed with a grade of 'C' or higher.
Students who graduate with a major in Health Information Management will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the different fields of medical science, information technology, and business management applicable in health information management.
- Demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of facts, terms, and concepts important to the processing of health information.
- Apply information acquisition skills to the processing, maintenance, and security of health information.
- Demonstrate an ability to do the coding and billing important in the processing of health information.
- Understand database information technology and apply it to modern electronic medical records management.
- Understand and use quantitative and qualitative research methodologies in health information management
- Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of maintaining quality management techniques in health information management.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of the maintenance of staff development in health information management.
- Understand and use project management techniques and their application to modern business management.
Completing a HIM degree requires the successful participation in an on ground internship/practicum. Students 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 healthcare settings.
In addition to our HIM bachelor's degree program, we also offer a Certificate in Health Information Management.
- The S&E workforce has shown sustained growth for more than half a century.
- The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that, during the period 2010–2020, employment in S&E occupations will grow by 18.7%, compared to 14.3% for all occupations.
- Individuals employed in S&E occupations earn considerably more than the median earnings for all occupations. Median earnings for S&E occupations were $74,380 in 2009 and $78,270 in 2012. Median earnings for all occupations were $33,190 in 2009 and $34,750 in 2012.
Bachelor’s degree holders make $1 million more on average over their lifetime compared to their peers who have only a high school degree.*
Employees with a bachelor’s degree now make up 57 percent of total wages earned.**
Jobs requiring a Bachelor’s degree or higher accounted for two out of every three that were added in health care from Dec. 2007 - Jan. 2016.**
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