Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Management
Berkshire University Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Management (HIM) prepares students interact with all levels of an organization – clinical, financial, administrative, and information systems – that employ patient data in decision-making and everyday operations. HIM professionals work with information technology, systems and databases to manage and secure large amounts of complex data clinicians and healthcare organizations depend on to deliver and finance quality patient care.
Health Information professionals work in a multitude of settings throughout the healthcare industry including hospitals, group medical practices, nursing homes, clinics, insurance companies, government agencies and home care providers.
Program Mission Statement
The mission of the Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Information Management (HIM) program at Keiser University is to provide didactic and professional practice instruction that will allow students to perform as competent Health Information Managers; and to fill the needs of HIM in local and regional communities.
The program’s mission is further defined in the following goals:
- Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management students will demonstrate professional written and verbal communication skills.
- Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management students will demonstrate ethical, professional and legal standards of conduct appropriate for HIM profession.
- Graduates are competent to fill entry-level HIM positions.
- Graduates will pass the RHIA
The following objectives are designed to meet Berkshire University mission and its objectives.
- To develop Health Information Administrators who can function as the critical link between healthcare providers, payers, and patients.
- To develop Health Information Administrators who posses comprehensive knowledge of medical, administrative, ethical and legal requirements and standards related to healthcare delivery and the privacy of protected patient information.
- To develop Health Information Administrators 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.
- To develop a student’s ability to think critically and communicate effectively.
- To train students in the use of the medical language and classification systems used to code diagnoses and procedures in patient records for continuity of care, healthcare reimbursement, and medical research.
- To prepare and assist graduates in obtaining entry-level employment in health information technology.
Prerequisites for Major Courses
- Background check and drug screening.
- Minimum grade of “C” for general education courses and all lower division Major Courses.
- Successful completion of the following courses with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0:
BSC2085C, BSC2086C, CGS1000, ENC1001, ENC3213, CGS3300, IDS3355, and STA2023.
To receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Management, students must earn 127.0 credit hours. Program requirements are as follows:
|Health Information Management Lower Division Major Courses ( 46.0 credit hours )|
|Introduction to Health Information Management||3.0 credit hours|
|Health Information Systems||3.0 credit hours|
|Health Data Concepts & Standards||3.0 credit hours|
|Legal Aspects of Health Information Management||3.0 credit hours|
|Medical Terminology||3.0 credit hours|
|Pathophysiology for Health Information Management||3.0 credit hours|
|Pharmacology for Health Information Management||3.0 credit hours|
|ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding I||3.0 credit hours|
|ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding II||3.0 credit hours|
|ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding III||3.0 credit hours|
|CPT/HCPCS Coding||3.0 credit hours|
|Health Insurance & Reimbursement||3.0 credit hours|
|Data Quality, Analytics & Research||3.0 credit hours|
|Principles of Management & Leadership||3.0 credit hours|
|Professional Practice Experience||3.0 credit hours|
|RHIT Exam Preparation||1.0 credit hour|
|Health Information Management Upper Division Major Courses ( 46.0 credit hours )|
|Foundations of Health Information Management||3.0 credit hours|
|Alternative Health Record Systems||3.0 credit hours|
|Systems Analysis||3.0 credit hours|
|Systems Design||3.0 credit hours|
|Database Management Systems||3.0 credit hours|
|Healthcare Informatics I||3.0 credit hours|
|Healthcare Informatics II||3.0 credit hours|
|Healthcare Finance||3.0 credit hours|
|Revenue Management and Compliance||3.0 credit hours|
|Intermediate Statistics||3.0 credit hours|
|Data Analytics and Research Methods||3.0 credit hours|
|Quality Management||3.0 credit hours|
|Accounting for Non-Financial Managers||3.0 credit hours|
|Organizational Management & Leadership||3.0 credit hours|
|Health Information Management Externship||3.0 credit hours|
|RHIA Exam preparation||1.0 credit hour|
|Upper Division General Education Courses ( 9.0 credit hours )|
|Management Information Systems||3.0 credit hours|
|Professional Writing||3.0 credit hours|
|Critical Thinking||3.0 credit hours|
Lower Division General Education Courses ( 26.0 credit hours )