Keiser University’s Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Management prepares students to function as Health Information Administrators (RHIA) who can interact with all levels of an organization –clinical, financial, administrative, and information systems –that employ patient data in decision-making and everyday operations. Students learn the necessary information and skills to become experts in managing patient health information and medical records, administering computer information systems, collecting and analyzing patient data, and using classification systems and medical terminologies. They also learn medical, administrative, ethical and legal requirements and standards related to healthcare delivery and the privacy of protected health information.
The program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to position themselves as the critical link between care providers, payers, and patients by possessing critical-thinking and problem-solving abilities as well as communication and interpersonal skills. The program also instills a commitment to life-long learning and important ethical values. The program fosters the acquisition of leadership abilities and systems thinking necessary for adapting careers within a changing healthcare environment.
The Bachelor Degree Health Information Management program at Keiser University, Fort Lauderdale campus, is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM), http://cahiim.org.
In 2014, 100% of Keiser University Health Information Management BS degree program graduates actively seeking employment were employed in their field within six months of graduation.
The following objectives are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and its objectives.
To receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Management, students must earn 131.0 credit hours. Program requirements are as follows:
|Health Information Management Upper Division Major Courses ( 45.0 credit hours )|
|Accounting for Non-Financial Managers||3.0 credit hours|
|Health Informatics: Infrastructure and Standards||3.0 credit hours|
|Healthcare Data Security and Privacy||3.0 credit hours|
|Statistics and Research in Health Care||3.0 credit hours|
|Health Information Systems in Non-Acute Care||3.0 credit hours|
|Management of Health Information Functions and Services||3.0 credit hours|
|Health Information Management Internship||3.0 credit hours|
|Public Policy in Healthcare||3.0 credit hours|
|Financial Issues in Healthcare||3.0 credit hours|
|Epidemiology||3.0 credit hours|
|Database Management Systems||3.0 credit hours|
|Introduction to Management and Organizational Behavior||3.0 credit hours|
|Project Management||3.0 credit hours|
|Upper Division General Education Courses ( 12.0 credit hours )|
|Management Information Systems||3.0 credit hours|
|Interpersonal Communication||3.0 credit hours|
|Professional Writing||3.0 credit hours|
|Critical Thinking||3.0 credit hours|
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