Keiser University’s associate and bachelor’s degree programs in Health Information Management teach you how to become a vital member of the health care team specializing in electronic health records and software programs; medical coding and billing; and safeguarding patient confidentiality. Clinicians and healthcare organizations depend on medical information to deliver quality patient care, improve health outcomes, medical research, and to comply with state and federal laws. The program fosters the acquisition of leadership abilities and systems-thinking necessary for adapting careers within a changing environment.
The Associate of Science degree trains students to function as entry-level Health Information Technicians (HIT). The program provides students with the knowledge and technology skills necessary to become self-directed learners who possess critical-thinking, problem-solving, communication and interpersonal skills. It instills a commitment to life-long learning and important ethical values. The program fosters the acquisition of leadership abilities and systems-thinking necessary for expanding career opportunities due to increasing patient privacy/data security legislation and computerization of health information. During your internship, you will get hands-on training in a health care facility.
The Bachelor of Science degree prepares students to interact with all levels of an organization – clinical, financial, administrative and information systems - that employ patient data in decision making and everyday operations. HIM professionals work with information technology, systems and databases to manage and secure large amounts of complex data clinicians and healthcare organizations depend on to deliver and finance quality patient care.
Keiser University’s program also offers an “RHIT to RHIA track” designed to assist Registered Health Information Technicians (RHIT) toward earning a bachelor’s degree and becoming eligible to sit for the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) Certification Exam.
Graduates of the Health Information Management program can be prepared to pursue employment in the health information technology field in settings such as:
- Doctors’ offices
- Insurance companies
- Facilities for rehabilitation, long-term care, behavioral and mental health
Contact Keiser University today to learn more about our Health Information Management programs.