B.S. in Health Information Management, Minor in Informatics
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The Health Information Management degree with minor in Informatics is offered in partnership between the School for Professional Studies and the Doisy College of Health Sciences.
Information drives the healthcare industry. Students who are looking for a health information technician degree should learn more about the opportunities offered through our program. Whether searching medical databases for the latest treatment, assessing the quality of care provided, managing healthcare costs, or impacting legislative issues, the demand for accurate, timely and useful information has rapidly increased in recent years.
When you become a health information technician you are a vital part of the healthcare team. Health Information Management professionals are the recognized experts who secure, analyze, integrate and manage information. A career in health information management provides an opportunity for a challenging career blending the fields of medical science, business, legal and information technology.
HIM is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs in collaboration with the Council of Accreditation of the American Health Information Management Association. Graduates from the program are eligible to take the credentialing examination to become a Registered Health Information Management Administrator (RHIA). Successful passage of the exam allows the graduate to use the letters RHIA after their name. Credentialing provides both personal validation and validation to employers and consumers of professional competence. It also sets a person apart from uncredentialed job candidates.
A student will need to apply and be admitted to the School for Professional Studies in accordance with SPS guidelines. They will then take both SPS core courses (45 credits) and CST-Informatics courses (24 credits). Once all SPS courses have been completed, the student will matriculate to the Doisy College of Health Sciences where they will take approximately 54 credits of health informatics program course work to complete their degree.
All courses offered through Saint Louis University School for Professional Studies are in an accelerated format designed for busy adults, with online, evening and weekend classes. Courses in the Doisy College of Health Sciences are not guaranteed to be offered in this same format.
Careers in Health Information Management
At Saint Louis University School for Professional Studies, we help you achieve your career goals. After you complete your health informatics program, you can expect to advance in your current field or make that career change.
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