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Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management

Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management

  • QS World University Rankings
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Course Intensity Full Time
  • Start date Jan-2000
Health Information Management (HIM) is focused on the development, implementation, management, and maintenance of patient health information systems in accordance with legal, regulatory, and accrediting agencies' requirements for health care data collection and dissemination. HIM professionals have a special role in making sure that patient information remains confidential and maintained in a manner that ensures the patient's privacy and that health care information is secure. A career in HIM combines interests in medicine, management, information technology, electronic health record systems, and finance. HIM professionals design and manage health information systems, with special attention to quality and privacy of health information, in a wide range of settings such as hospitals, managed and ambulatory care, insurance and pharmaceutical companies, consulting firms, and public health organizations. The Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management (BSHIM) includes classes covering six main areas: Core HIM: Health Record Documentation, Legal Aspects of HIM, Internships, Healthcare Delivery Systems, and Professional Development Data Analytics: HIM IT Fundamentals, Electronic Health Record Systems, Informatics, and Database Development and Design Management: Leadership and Strategy, Human Resources, Operations, and Project Management Classification and Reimbursement: ICD-10, CPT4, Intermediate Coding, and Reimbursement Clinical Medicine: Pathophysiology, Medical Terminology, Clinical Procedures, and Pharmacology Internships: Professional Practice Internship (one full day per week for five weeks at a facility in the Delaware Valley) and Management Internship (four weeks at a facility outside of the area where you will be participating in solving a management project at that organization). Examples of internship sites include the University of Pennsylvania Health System, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, NYU Medical Center, and Johns Hopkins Hospital. The baccalaureate program in Health Information Management at Temple University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

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