Bachelor of Health Information Management

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Reach your career goals with a health information management degree

Potomac now offers an online Bachelor of Science Health Information Management and two convenient campuses for students in the DC and Virginia area. The bachelor’s in health information management provides individuals with a solid foundation in computer information systems and technology for healthcare organizations including healthcare regulation, project management and cost-effective information processes.

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Washington, DC
Virginia
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Health Information Management Degree Overview

This program covers tools and techniques needed to record, store, and evaluate healthcare information. This information facilitates administrative and clinical decision making. Individuals will learn a number of crucial topics: electronic health records, healthcare data, health information technology, databases, healthcare compliance and classification, healthcare information law and regulations, medical terminology, and more.

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Health Information Management Courses & Curriculum

To receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Healthcare Information Management, students must earn 120 semester credit hours. Unless noted otherwise, all courses carry three semester credits hours. Program requirements are listed below.

Lower Division Requirements (60 credits)

24 credits
  • ENGL101 English Composition I
  • ENGL102 English Composition II
  • HIST101 Introduction to World History
  • MATH110 College Algebra
  • BUS230 Business Ethics and the Legal Environment
  • BIO100 Human Anatomy and Physiology BIO110 Human Biology and Health HLTH100 Medical Terminology
36 credits
  • HLTH110 Introduction to Health Services Administration
  • HLTH115 Ethical Issues in Health Care
  • HLTH120 Introduction to Managed Health Care
  • COMP130 Introduction to Healthcare Informatics
  • HLTH125 Healthcare Information Flow and Data Management
  • HLTH130 Data Standards, Vocabularies, and Interoperability in Healthcare
  • HLTH200 Pathophysiology & Pharmacology
  • HLTH210 Coding I HLTH215 Coding II
  • HLTH220 Health Care Statistics
  • HLTH225 Health Care Quality Assessment
  • HLTH230 Medical Billing and Reimbursement

Upper Division (60 credits)

  • ENGL395 Research and Report Writing
  • MATH323 Research and Statistical Analysis
  • PSYC201 Principles of Psychology
  • MATH423 Probability and Statistics I
48 credits
  • HLTH300 Health Information Services Management
  • HLTH310 Healthcare Database Management Systems
  • HLTH315 The U.S Health Care Systems, I
  • HLTH316 The U.S Health Care Systems, II
  • HLTH320 Healthcare Enterprise Systems
  • MGMT321 Principles of Management and Supervision
  • CBSC310 Computer security
  • CBSC415 Network Defense and Countermeasures
  • HLTH421 Health Care Organizations and Finance
  • COMP475 Data Modeling and Applications
  • HLTH410 Health Care Information Law, Privacy, and Security
  • HLTH420 Health Care Research Methodology
  • HLTH430 Health Data Analytics and Information Governance
  • HLTH435 Health Care Quality Management
  • HLTH440 Economics of Health Care Organizations
  • RES480 Capstone Project: Health Care Research

Health Information Management Requirements & Outcomes

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management are able to:

  • Analyze clinical data to identify trends that demonstrate quality, safety, and effectiveness of healthcare.
  • Create and implement organization-wide confidentiality policies and procedures.
  • Apply healthcare statistics and research to comprehensive health information analysis, including quality assessment and performance improvement.
  • Apply legal and ethical standards to healthcare information requirements and standards.
  • Demonstrate appropriate application of health information technology and systems to professional practice.
  • Apply principles of organization and management to human resources and health information services decision making.
  • Communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • Initiate and lead teamwork, implement a wide range of team-work development, manage multi-cultural communication and possible conflicts.
  • Complete an admissions interview conducted in person or via online methods.
  • Sign and submit an attestation of high school (or equivalent) completion.
  • Equivalencies include a GED Certificate. Home schooled students must present a diploma that meets the requirements of the state in which it was issued. (Students with non-US credentials please see International Student Admissions Requirements below).
  • Submit a completed application
  • Arrange for official transcripts from all colleges/universities previously attended to be submitted to the Office of Records and Registration, University of the Potomac.
  • Submit grade reports or scores from any recognized college equivalency examinations (e.g., CLEP, DANTES, and Advanced Placement).
  • Submit certificates from any corporate education training or professional development programs. (Note: An ACE evaluation form may be required to determine appropriate credit for corporate educational training.)
  • Submit military training documents. (Note: An ACE military evaluation form may be required to determine appropriate credit for military training.)

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Healthcare Information Management Concentrations

Geospatial Intelligence Concentration Courses

  • GIS101 Principles of Geography and Digital Cartography
  • DACS210 Introduction to Data and Data Management
  • GIS300 Principles of Geospatial Intelligence and GIS Technology
  • GIS302 Fundamentals of Remote Sensing
  • GIS350 Geospatial Technology in Analytics
  • GIS450 Advanced Geospatial Intelligence

Health Information Management Concentration Courses

  • CBSC 320 Information Security
  • MCAP 303 Organization and Technology of Information Management
  • MCAP 351 Management Support Systems
  • MICS 341 Systems Analysis and Design
  • MICS 455 Computer Networking and Telecommunications
  • MICS 461 Database Management

Bachelor in Healthcare Information Management Frequently Asked Questions

Health Information Management is one of our undergraduate programs. This UOTP program is designed to prepare you to be a health data management and information governance leader. It gives students a solid foundation in computer information systems and technology for healthcare businesses, including regulation, project management, and cost-effective information procedures.

Depending on whether you will choose to study full-time or part-time, on-campus or online, earning a Bachelor’s in Health Information Management will typically take you four years to complete. However, you can choose an accelerated program to complete your degree in less time.

UOTP aims to provide qualitative education at an affordable price. So we can assure you that it won’t cost you an arm and a leg to get your degree. You can have a clearer idea of how much you will be spending on your education by calculating your school cost. Not to forget that UOTP offers financial aid, scholarships, and other financial resources to keep your education affordable.

With a bachelor’s in Health Information Management degree, you are qualified for a number of roles. You can work as an HIM director, revenue director, privacy officer, electronic health records (ELH) director, or compliance officer, among others, in the healthcare industry.

Yes, you can. The University of the Potomac gives you the opportunity to choose whether you want to enroll in an on-campus or online Health Information Management program. It is entirely up to you to choose how you want to get your degree.

It all starts with you deciding to study Health Information Management. After you make sure that you meet the UOTP admission requirements, you check the application deadline and start with the application procedures. Not to forget that you can always contact an admission officer to help you with the whole process.