Health Information Management Degree Specialization
If you have previously earned an associate degree in Health Information Technology or an active RHIT certification, take the next step in your education with the Health Information Management degree specialization.
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Reach Your Career Goals with a Stackable Degree
The Health Information Management Degree Specialization is part of a stackable degree path that allows you to earn an associate or bachelor’s degree one step at a time.
- From Certificate to Associate. Earn a certificate in Medical Billing & Coding and you’ll be prepared take the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam—the nationally accepted standard of achievement in the field—and step into a career as a medical biller or coder. If you want to continue your education, DeVry will apply all 10 courses to the Health Information Technology associate degree program.
- From Associate to Bachelor’s. When you earn an associate degree in Health Information Technology, you’ll be prepared to take the next step in your career. You’ll also be prepared to sit for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) exam, which when completed successfully can help increase your employability. In addition, up to 47 credit hours from DeVry's HIT program can apply to the next step in your education—a Bachelor of Science in Technical Management with a Health Information Management degree specialization.
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As reported on DeVry University’s 2016 CAHIIM Annual Program Assessment Reports, BSTM-HIM program graduates who were eligible for, and chose to sit for, the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) certification exam had a 65% pass rate for first time test takers in the academic year 2013-2014 and a 69% pass rate for first time test takers in the academic year 2014-2015.
When you specialize your Technical Management degree in our Health Information Management degree specialization, your coursework may include these courses:
Healthcare Data Security and Privacy
Health Information Financial Management
Healthcare Total Quality Management
Management of Health Information Functions and Services
Healthcare Statistics and Research
Introducing processes, procedures, and equipment for data storage, retrieval, and retention, this course addresses laws, rules, and regulations governing access to confidential healthcare information as well as managing access to, and disclosure of, health information.
Examining cost/benefit analysis and managerial accounting within the context of healthcare finance and resource management, students in this course compare capital, operating, and other budgeting methods with goal attainment and organizational success in healthcare facilities.
This health information management course addresses knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values needed to coordinate quality and resource management programs. Topics include quality planning, assurance, and control as parts of a total quality system; utilization review; risk management; data collection and statistical analysis, as related to performance improvement; and practice-related ethical issues in healthcare.
Students in this course study the principles applied to health information management functions; health data development, staffing, operation, and project management; organization, and availability and analysis of health information for quality of care and regulatory compliance.
In this health information management course, students apply statistical analysis tools, epidemiological principles, and biomedical research methodologies and protocols to health information management processes and cases. Descriptive statistics, nonparametric methods, and inferential concepts are used to organize health data and present health information.