A Bachelor’s degree in Health Informatics and Information Management provides students with the professional knowledge necessary to assume management responsibility for health records and health information systems in a variety of health related settings, including hospitals, clinics, long-term care settings, consulting firms, government agencies, insurance companies and software vendors. HIIM curricula includes a combination of clinical, technology, and management courses. It is ideal for the person who likes the healthcare environment but does not want direct patient contact. Completion of this degree earns eligibility to sit for the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) credential.
Upon completion of the Bachelor’s degree in Health Informatics and Information Management, the student will:
1. Effectively manage health information using professional knowledge, skills, and competence.
2. Analyze complex problems using critical and systems thinking.
3. Use effective communication skills.
4. Demonstrate attitudes, attributes, and ethical behavior critical to teamwork, inclusivity, and professional leadership.
Students must achieve the following program requirements for all courses listed under Program Requirements and Program Required Courses for the Health Informatics and Information Management major.
Major Credits: 76
Major Residency Credits: 16
Minimum GPA: 2.7
Minimum Grade: C
Program Required Courses
|BIO 2002||The Human Body in Health and Disease||4|
|or BIO 2005|
& BIO 3005
| Essential Anatomy and Physiology|
and Concepts in Pathophysiology
|CIS 1001||Computer Science Principles||4|
|CIS 3107||Database Modeling||4|
|CIS 3108||Systems Analysis and Design||4|
|CIS 3205||Information Systems||4|
|CIS 4108||Project Management||2|
|HIM 2101||Medical Language||3|
|HIM 2102||Introduction to Pharmacotherapeutics||1|
|HIM 2110||Concepts and Principles of Health Information Management||2|
|HIM 2111||HIM Technologies in Practice||2|
|HIM 3132||Medicolegal Issues||4|
|HIM 3211||Classification of Clinical Data||2|
|HIM 3212||Clinical Terminologies and Health Data Standards||2|
|HIM 4222||Clinical Data Management||3|
|HIM 4231||Clinical Quality Management||4|
|HIM 4315||Management Tools and Strategies||4|
|HIM 4415||Health Data Analytics||4|
|HIM 4421||Alternative Health Record Systems||2|
|HIM 4423||Applied Research in Health Information Management||3|
|HIM 4520||Directed Practice||2|
|HIM 4555||Professional Practice Experience||4|
|HIM 4556||Seminar in Health Information Management||2|
|HSC 2203||U.S. Healthcare System||4|
|HSC 4801||Interprofessional Health Care||2|
|or FIN 3550|| Business Statistics|
To graduate from the College of St. Scholastica, baccalaureate students must meet the following minimum requirements.
Total credits: 128
Upper Division Credits: 42
Residency Requirement: 32
Minimum GPA: 2.0