Health Information Management
Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management
Health Information Management involves maintaining, collecting and analyzing the data that doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers rely on to deliver quality healthcare. They are experts in managing patient health information, administering computer information systems and coding the diagnosis and procedures for healthcare services provided to patients. As the world moves from a paper-based to an electronic society, the HIM profession is at the forefront of this movement. The Health Information Management Program at Coppin State University provides the academic foundation necessary to prepare students to be competent health information management professionals and meet the entry-level competencies that will enable them to apply management and problem solving skills to every aspect of a medical/health information system, regardless of the setting or environment.
Upon completion of the requirement for the Bachelor Science in Health Information Management (HIM) program, students will be able to:
- Apply critical thinking skills and other affective skills to perform the entry level competencies of the HIM profession to effectively lead and manage in the organization.
- Apply their diverse knowledge in data analytics, project management, electronic health record implementation, reimbursement and standards to secure employment in a variety of work settings.
- Apply knowledge of federal regulations and standards to maintain the privacy and security of patient data.
- Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills.
- Apply knowledge of Coding Classification Systems to support and achieve maximum coding accuracy and reimbursement for the healthcare organization.
- Apply their unique skill set to be the bridge between practitioners, administration, information technology professionals and external standard setting and accrediting agencies.
- Analyze and provide research data and operational reports to other health professionals, administrators and external agencies.
- Develop and formulate policies and procedures to integrate technology and identify processes and systems to monitor and evaluate the accuracy and retrieval of computerized medical information.
- Adapt to new methods of capturing healthcare information, storing that information, and easily accessing it electronically.
- Admission to Coppin State University (CSU) through the Office of Admissions Apply online
- Competitive Admission Process [FALL only] to the Health Information Management Program in the College of Health Professions (CHP) through the Student Affairs and Retention Office (STAR) Application
- EARLY Decision Deadline = December 1st each year
- FINAL Deadline = February 1st each year
- Official Transcripts from each college attended prior to CSU indicating successful completion of Prerequisite and General Education Requirements (GERs) courses submitted to both the CSU Office of Admissions and the STAR Office in the CHP. If you have any foreign education, you must submit an evaluation of your foreign coursework by one of the following: World Education Service or American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers.
- Three (3) Letters of Recommendation submitted only to the STAR Office in the CHP
- Letter of Interest
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on 4.0 scale
All students must complete 40 credit hours of General Education Requirements. HIM Majors must fulfill the mathematics GER by completing MATH 203 (Basic Statistics). They must also fulfill the behavioral and social science option by taking PSYC 201 – General Psychology and Econ 103 -Introduction to Business & Entrepreneurial Economics. The Natural Sciences is fulfilled with BIOL 101- Biological Science and BIOL 201 – Human Anatomy & Physiology I. The Human and Fine Arts category is fulfilled with History 205 or 206 African American History I or II respectively and History 201, 202, 203, or 204 or equiv., SPCH 105 Introduction to Speech Communication, WLIT 207 World Lit or equiv. and Phil 102 Logic or 103 Intro to Philosophy or equiv. In the Interdisciplinary category students are to take MISY 150 Tech Fluency.
The following is a sample plan of study. This is not intended as a self-advising guide or as a substitute for seeing your academic advisor about your specific plan of study. Please speak to an advisor before choosing your course load each semester.