Bachelor in Health Information Management

General

Program Description

Needs within the healthcare system continue to shift, making the role of the health information professional increasingly vital. The Bachelor of Professional Studies in Health Information Management prepares students to collect, maintain, interpret, analyze and protect data that is essential for providing quality, effective and efficient patient care. The program includes courses in the management of data with emphasis on electronic health data (the EHR), the analysis of information for patient care, financial and statistical purposes as well as auditing, trending and benchmarking. If students are interested in healthcare in a broader sense and want to create a better experience for patients behind the scenes, then Healthcare Information Management may be the right fit. Students should be interested in data management and analysis, technology, interacting with physicians and working collaboratively towards a common goal.

What's more, students are qualified to sit for the RHIA exam upon graduating from our nationally accredited (CAHIIM) Bachelor of Professional Studies in Health Information Management program.

Demand is on the rise at all levels of education and credentialing. There are approximately 12,000 to 50,000 new jobs anticipated by 2017, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics cites medical records and health information technicians as one of the 20 fastest-growing occupations in the US (source: AHIMA).

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What can you do with this degree?

Medaille Alumni have gone on to work as:
  • HIM Director/Managers
  • Data Integrity Analysts
  • Compliance or Privacy Officers
  • Risk Managers
  • Quality Improvement Directors/Managers
  • ICD-10 Implementation Specialists
  • DRG Validators/Auditors
  • Project Managers
  • Revenue Cycle Managers
  • Coding Managers

Program format

Online
  • Seven-week terms.
  • No scheduled class times — complete your coursework on a schedule that works best for you.
  • Complete your degree in as few as 18 months.
  • Fall, spring, and summer start.

Medaille fits your life

At Medaille College, we understand the challenges of being a working adult with high career aspirations. That’s why Medaille’s Adult & Graduate programs are designed specifically to fit your already busy schedule. With Medaille, you can earn your degree and still have time for work and family. Medaille College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

  • Personalized support.
  • Guaranteed classes.
  • Collaborative learning environment.
  • Financial aid and scholarships are available.
Last updated November 2019

About the School

Medaille College is a private, nonsectarian four-year college with campuses in Buffalo, Rochester and online. Medaille focuses on your success as a student and as a future professional by offering und ... Read More

Medaille College is a private, nonsectarian four-year college with campuses in Buffalo, Rochester and online. Medaille focuses on your success as a student and as a future professional by offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs in hands-on, practitioner-based learning environments on campus and in the Western New York community. Read less
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