About the Major

Health information management (HIM) professionals manage electronic health records, analyze health information, and ensure the privacy and security of patient data. The HIM program uniquely qualifies students to take advantage of these opportunities as a health information leader, including professional experience in health care settings built right into the curriculum and the ability to sit for a national registered health information administrator (RHIA) credentialing exam upon graduation.

Studies and abilities this major develops include: medical coding, critical thinking and problem solving, data analysis, and knowledge of legal and regulatory aspects of health care.

Quick Facts

Sample Coursework

  • Database design for health information management
  • Medicine and the law 
  • Pathophysiology and pharmacology for HIM
  • Release of health care information
  • Social foundations of biomedical informatics
  • Quantitative analysis of health information
  • Health care quality improvement

Possible Careers

  • Claims or financial analyst
  • Data and systems analyst
  • Electronic health record implementation or support
  • HIM manager
  • HIM technician
  • Medical coding professional

 

Where could I work?

  • Health benefits companies
  • Health IT companies
  • Health software companies
  • Hospitals or hospital systems
  • Insurance companies
  • Pharmaceutical companies

Health and Life Sciences Cluster

This major belongs to the Health and Life Sciences (HLS) cluster.

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