Minor in Health Information Management

The minor in Health Information Management requires 19 semester credit hours.

Health Information Management (HIM) is the profession dedicated to the effective management of patient information and healthcare data needed to deliver quality treatment and care to the public. The fundamentals of the HIM profession continue to evolve over time, becoming less paper-based and increasingly electronic. HIM plays a critical role in the successful implementation of electronic health records and ensures that providers, healthcare organizations, and patients have access to the right health information when and where it is needed while maintaining the highest standards of data integrity, confidentiality and security. The minor in Health Information Management is designed to enhance other degrees on which students are working.

HIM academic advising is required to assure appropriate sequencing and progression requirements are maintained.

Completion of the HIM minor does not meet eligibility requirements for the Registered Health Information Administrator certification examination offered by the American Health Information Management Association.

Required Courses
HIM 3301Principles of Health Information Management 13
HIM 3463Introduction and Technical Aspects of Health Information Management 14
Fundamentals of Health Information Systems
Health Informatics, Analytics and Data Use
Legal Aspects of HIM
Quality Improvement Regulations & Procedures for HIM
Principles of Management in HIM
Principles of Information Governance
Health Information Management Research and Data Analysis
Comparative Record Systems
Finance and Reimbursement Methodologies for HIM
Contemporary Leadership Principles for HIM
Project Management for Health Information Management
Total Hours19