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. Positions abound in hospitals, physician offices, clinics, and even in government agencies, software and IT vendor firms, insurance companies, and consulting firms. Some of the potential positions available with a bachelor's in Technical Management include Health Information Management department director, health information system manager, chief privacy officer, clinical data specialist, information security manager, and product marketing specialist.
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When you specialize your Technical Management degree in our Health Information Management degree specialization, your coursework may include these career-enhancing 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.