With the U.S. government allocating billions of dollars toward improving medical records management and upgrading information technology systems in hospitals, the demand for health care professionals with technical skills is expected to rise.* The objective of the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management is to help prepare graduates to pursue career advancement within the growing field of health information. Students are taught the skills needed to be innovative and adaptable thinkers and problem solvers who can leverage available services and technologies to support operations, management, and strategic initiatives within the health information field.
The curriculum emphasizes:
* Planning, designing, managing, and evaluating electronic information systems
* Learning and applying research methods and critical thinking for health care issues, including the forces affecting health care delivery and health information systems
* Applying best practices in decision making regarding the management of health information
* Understanding basic supervisory and legal aspects of health information Comprehending the professional, ethical, and legal standards of health information management, as well as professional behaviors and problem solving
* Leveraging established methods for finding, evaluating, and using resources