The Health Information Management (HIM) concentration equips students with integrated knowledge of technology, management, and medical science. Students acquire skills that provide them with a strong foundation for managing health information and information systems, medical reimbursement processes, and other administrative health data functions. Students are prepared to collaborate with interdisciplinary healthcare professionals in compliance and quality improvement efforts as they relate to the gathering, storing, and analysis of health-related data. Students also develop critical-thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills that are integral to the management of health data and information. Further, students acquire vital leadership skills in health informatics, revenue cycle management, data analytics, and information governance.
Conferral of a Bachelor of Applied Sciences degree with a concentration in Health Information Management does not result in professional certification or licensure.
HIM concentration courses with HIM and HLTH designation are offered via distance delivery only. HIM 408 and HIM 490 could contain a course component that requires a face-to-face element, please contact HIM faculty for additional information.