Bachelor - Health Information Management

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You could prepare to pursue a career in health information technology by studying for a related degree. Applying to a Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management program could be your first step in the process. Read on to discover some facts about the program, which is offered by Herzing University.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management program at Herzing University is designed to revolve around the processes of streamlining access to medical records and data through the creation of electronic health information networks. The program is designed to teach you to ethically and securely manage patient health records in accordance with industry regulations and standards. You will be able to study national health information initiatives as they pertain to healthcare delivery systems. As you progress through the program, you will also have opportunities to study topics such as business practices, medical terminology, healthcare statistics, and accounting. You will be eligible to take the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) certification examination when you have completed your studies. This program is offered online as well as at select Herzing University campuses.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Great organizational skills and an interest in the healthcare and technology fields are key assets. It is equally important that you enjoy learning about the systems of the human body. Though requirements may vary, you should have earned a high school diploma or equivalent.

What Are the Course Requirements?

In order to successfully complete the program, you must earn a minimum of 124 semester credits. A listing of your courses can be found below.

Required Management Core Courses

Course Code Course Title
AC 107 Accounting I
AC 110 Payroll Accounting
BU 106 Introduction to Management
BU 302 Leadership and Organizational Behavior
BU 345 Project Management
BU 407 Quantitative Decision Making
EC 111 Principles of Microeconomics
HI 310 Healthcare Finance and Revenue Cycle Methodology

Required Courses in Health Information Management

Course Code Course Title
HC 401 Current Issues in Healthcare
HI 105 Introduction to Healthcare Information Systems
HI 210 Principles of Health Information Management
HI 215 Fundamentals of Healthcare Law and Ethics for Health Information Professionals
HI 225 Foundations of Classification, Compliance and Reimbursement Methodologies in Health Information Management
HI 230 Foundations of Healthcare Quality, Statistics, and Performance Improvement
HI 296 Professional Practice Internship
HI 301 Epidemiology
HI 320 Healthcare Data
HI 455 Healthcare Information Management Systems
HI 480 Research Methodologies
HI 491 Management Affiliation
MC 271 Diagnosis Coding I
MC 272 Procedure Coding I
MC 273 Diagnosis Coding II
MC 274 Procedure Coding II
MO 150 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology
MO 150L Pathophysiology and Pharmacology I

Required Elective Courses

  • You must complete a minimum of eight semester credit hours in any business management, healthcare management, or human resources course.

Required Courses in General Education

  • You must complete a minimum of 41 semester credit hours in general education courses such as information literacy, mathematics, and anatomy and physiology.

Personal and Professional Development Courses

Course Code Course Title
PD 121 Professional Development I
PD 202 Professional Development II
PD 213 Health Information Management Internship Preparation
PD 491 Management Affiliation Internship Preparation

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

When you have completed this program, you might search for employment opportunities in settings such as hospitals, government agencies, health practitioners' offices, and home healthcare companies. You could pursue responsibilities in quality assurance, information analysis, and patient relations. Following are some positions for which you might apply:

  • Health Information Manager
  • Data Quality Manager
  • Privacy Officer
  • Project Manager
  • Patient Information Coordinator
  • Consultant

Advanced Degrees

Education is also available to help you prepare to pursue senior management roles in health information technology. A master's degree program could allow you to develop your knowledge of practices specific to research, personnel leadership, organizational behavior, and project management. Some master's degree programs that you might consider include:

  • Master of Health Informatics & Information Management
  • Master of Science in Information Technology with a concentration in:
    • Health Information Technology