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Bachelor Degree in Health Information Management

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.

Program Goals

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

Program Objectives

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.

Program Outline

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 )

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