rasmussen.edu | 888-5-RASMUSSEN SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCES Health Information Management | BACHELOR’S DEGREE Empowered Learning Competency-Based Education Program | Knowledge Credit Self-Directed Assessment Available Bachelor of Science Degree CAREER OPPORTUNITIES • Health Information Services Manager • Privacy Officer • Health Information Applications and EHR Implementation Specialist • Clinical / Healthcare Informatics Analyst / Specialist • Compliance Officer / Auditor • Revenue Cycle Reimbursement Manager • Health Information Management Specialist • Clinical Documentation Specialist OBJECTIVE Graduates of this program are prepared for entry-level management and leadership roles in the health information and healthcare industry profession in a variety of healthcare-related settings and organizations. Students develop organizational management and ethical leadership skills and are able to analyze, evaluate, and recommend polices and technologies, including electronic health record applications and health information competencies related to overseeing, managing, and utilizing health information throughout its life cycle. Emphasis is placed on information governance; data structure and content; healthcare statistical preparation and presentation; data analytics, use, and reporting; revenue cycle management; information protection; privacy, confidentiality, and security; health law; and compliance, technology, and information interoperability. Graduates will be able to communicate with all organizational levels, including clinical, financial, and administrative, that utilize health information in operations and decision- making. They will demonstrate competence in the use of tools and strategies to lead projects and interdisciplinary teams, leveraging skills in strategic planning, human resources, financial, and change management to achieve objectives. Graduates are prepared to work in a variety of healthcare-related settings, including hospitals, physician practices, insurance companies, billing companies, government agencies, long-term care, home health, rehabilitation, behavioral health, skilled nursing facilities, health information consulting companies, and health information technology vendors. ACCEPTANCE REQUIREMENTS This is a bachelor-completer program. To be considered for admission, students must provide transcripts from an institution accredited by a U.S. Department of Education recognized accreditor that demonstrates one of the following: a. A conferred Associate’s Degree in Health Information Technology/Management from a CAHIIM-accredited program earned within the past five years b. A conferred Associate’s Degree in Health Information Technology/Management earned more than five years ago from a CAHIIM-accredited program, has documented work experience in the health information industry within the past five years and has been approved by the Program Coordinator c. A conferred associate’s degree earned within the past five years and maintains a current RHIT credential d. A conferred associate’s degree earned more than five years ago, maintains a current RHIT credential, has documented work experience in the health information industry within the past five years and has been approved by the Program Coordinator Students will receive a block transfer of 90 lower-level quarter credits. In addition, the students will have their transcripts evaluated on a course-by-course basis to determine whether any upper-level credits will also apply to their program. Graduates of the CAHIIM-accredited Health Information Management Bachelor Degree program meet the educational requirements to sit for the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) certification exam. This program is not designed to prepare graduates for any other professional licenses or certifications. This program requires specific immunizations prior to professional practice experience. In addition to meeting all other admissions requirements, applicants must successfully pass a background check through Rasmussen University’s chosen third-party vendor. An additional background check may also be required during active enrollment prior to practicum or clinical placement depending on site requirements. This program is offered online in Illinois. GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES Upper Division Communication (Select 1 course)+ Humanities (Select 2 courses)+ Math / Natural Sciences (Select 1 course)+ Social Sciences (Select 2 courses)+ See page 98 for General Education Course Selections. CORE COURSES Upper Division HIM3001 HIM3202 HIM3304 HIM3360 HIM3412 HIM3429 HIM3515 HIM3522 HIM3710 HIM3810 4 8 4 8 Information and Communication Technologies Data, Information, and File Structures Financial Management of Health Information Services Health Data and Policy Management Project Management Health Law and Compliance Health Information Leadership and Management Electronic Health Record Application Advanced Quality Management in Healthcare Human Resource Management in Health Information HIM3930C Healthcare Research and Statistics HIM4121 HIM4135 HIM4515 HIM4966 Privacy and Security in Health Information Advanced Revenue Cycle Management Advanced Health Information Leadership and Management HIM4624C Advanced Data Analytics and Informatics in Healthcare HIM4945 Professional Practice Experience in Health Information Management Health Information Management Capstone Transferred Lower-Division Credits Upper-Division General Education Credits Upper-Division Core Credits Total Bachelor’s Degree Credits + Self-directed assessment available; see page 178 for details. All courses within this program are competency-based education (CBE) courses. This program is not available online to residents of some states. Please speak with your Admissions Advisor to determine your eligibility for enrollment. The Health Information Management accreditor of Rasmussen University is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The University’s accreditation for the Baccalaureate degree in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2025. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at 312-235-3255; or by email at [email protected]
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