Health Informatics and Health Information Management
Health Informatics and Health Information Management has an exciting new curriculum with additions of Health Data Analytics, Research Design and Statistics for HIHIM and Health Data Management to the mix of 76 credits focused on managing, collecting, analyzing and protecting patient records, disease concepts, information technology and healthcare legal foundations. The addition of these classes keeps the program on its cutting edge and accredited so that students can sit for the Registered Health Information Administrator, RHIA credential, which is the ‘gold standard’ for the field.
Because of the shift in the curriculum there are now two course schedules. A two year plan is available for full time enrollment and a three year plan is available for part time enrollment. Classes begin in autumn and run through spring with a summer break. Admission deadlines are February 15th for early acceptance or May 1st for the regular acceptance deadline.
One of the fastest growing fields in the country; it is expected to grow by 23% between now and 2023. If students are interested in a combination of management, healthcare, technology, legal, health data governance and medical science this may be the perfect career. Information meetings are held monthly and details can be found on the department website. Prospective students are encouraged to meet one on one with an adviser to discuss their qualifications for the program.