The Health Information Management concentration equips students with integrated knowledge of medicine, science, technology, and management. Students acquire skills that provide them with a strong foundation for managing health information and information systems, medical billing, coding and reimbursement processes, and other administrative medical record functions. Students are prepared to collaborate with interdisciplinary healthcare professionals in compliance and quality improvement efforts as they relate to the health information function. Students also develop critical-thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills that are integral to the management of health information.
Students acquire vital leadership skills in health informatics, revenue cycle management, data analytics, and information governance.
Internships / Practicums
Students practicum opportunities are available in traditional settings such as hospitals and clinics, doctor’s offices, government agencies, and skilled nursing facilities. Additionally, increased demand for interns is rising in non-traditional settings such as mobile technology and software companies, and public health agencies as a result of the nationwide mandate for an electronic health record workforce.
Careers and Earning Potential
Advances in healthcare technologies, a steadily growing aging population in America, and increased emphasis on outpatient care have resulted in a high demand for health information management professionals. Current and emerging roles for professionals include directors and executive officer-level positions, electronic health record implementation managers, population health analysts, clinical informatics project managers, privacy and compliance officers, risk management directors, quality improvement analysts, information governance directors, medical coding trainers and managers, and reimbursement analysts and managers.
For more information on careers and earning potential, visit the Hawaiʻi Industry Sectors website.