The field of Health Information Management is growing rapidly. Over the last few years the federal government has invested billions of dollars in the field to promote the design and development of a robust health information infrastructure. As a result of private institutions following suit, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 16% growth in related health information jobs.
The Online Bachelor's Degree in Health Information Management (B.S.) prepares students to develop, implement, and manage health information and data systems for quality care, reimbursement, research, planning, and evaluation. Students will develop and demonstrate competency in the five primary knowledge domains.
- Health Data Management
- Health Statistics, Biomedical Research, and Quality Management
- Health Services Organization and Delivery
- Information Technology and Systems
- Organization and Management
General education courses complement this specialized study and emphasize critical thinking, quantitative reasoning, effective communication and the exploration of the foundations of knowledge and culture.
The Online Bachelor's Degree in Health Information Management is in Candidacy Status, pending accreditation review by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
Career and Academic Advancement Prospects
Graduates of the Online Bachelor's Degree in Health Information Management are prepared for a variety of health information professions in traditional and non-traditional settings, including (but not limited to) Health Information Analyst, Information Auditor, Clinical Data Analyst, Privacy Officer, Compliance Specialist, Health Information Systems Trainer, and Information Systems Director. The program also prepares students for graduate education at the master’s level in health information management, public health informatics, and healthcare administration.
To qualify for admission to any of the Bachelor's Degree programs applicants must have:
- Earned at least 24 transferable credits from an accredited college or university;
- Maintained an overall minimum GPA of 2.5; and
- Demonstrate basic proficiency in reading, writing, and mathematics. For more information, click here.
The online application requires students to complete a personal essay that will help us understand your educational goals and readiness to return to college.
For more information about the program, contact 212.652.2869.