Health Information Management

Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management

Health Information Management

School Of Allied Health


 

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.

 
Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  1. Understand and articulate the historical trends of health records and health information.
  2. Identify and perform the diverse tasks required in coding diseases and medical procedures.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the legal obligations standards as well as with the professional, ethical and organizational standards to ensure the accuracy, privacy, security and confidentiality in the access, retention, storage and disposal of recorded patient information.
  4. Analyze and provide research data and respond to the informational needs of lawyers, physicians, insurance companies, governmental agencies and other legally designated parties of interest.
  5. Develop and formulate policy and procedures to integrate technology and management of health information to support client care, organizational goals, operations, and regulatory compliance.
  6. Identify processes and systems to monitor and evaluate the accuracy and retrieval of electronic medical health information.
  7. Use current and emerging technologies to support the management, analysis and presentation of health information.
  8. Apply entry-level knowledge, professional abilities and theories of management to effectively manage a health record department.
  9. Keep current with relevant local, national and global health care and health information management issues, trends, technologies and standards to support health information management systems and processes and guide professional development.
Admission Criteria
 
  • 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
    1. EARLY Decision Deadline = December 1st each year
    2. 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
 
Core Courses
16 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
HSC 101
3
Orientation to Health Sciences
HSC 190
3
Medical Terminology
BIOL 203
4
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
HSC 312
3
Pathophysiology
HSC 313
3
Pharmacology
General Ed. Requirements

All students must complete 45 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 SOCI 201 – Introduction to Sociology. The Natural Sciences is fulfilled with BIOL 107- Comp. Review of Life Sciences and BIOL 201 – Human Anatomy & Physiology 1. The Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues is fulfilled with either SPCH 105 Introduction to Speech Communication or SPCH 202 – Principles and Practices of Interviewing or SPCH 204 Critical Listening.

Plan of Study
(see your advisor)

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.

HIM Program of Study

Year 1 (Freshman)
Fall Semester
16 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
ENGL 101
3
English Composition I
HSC 101
3
Orientation to Health Science
ORIE 101
1
Freshman Seminar
HIST 20X
3
World Hist. I or U.S. Hist. I or African-American Hist. I
IDIS XXX
3
IDIS, ART, LANG, THEA, MUSC, PHED
Elective
3
Any General Elective
Spring Semester
16 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
ENGL 102
3
English Composition II
BIOL 107
4
Comp Preview Life Sciences
ECON 103
3
Intro. To Bus & Economics
HIST 20X
3
World Hist. II or U.S. Hist. II or African-American Hist. II
HSC 190
3
Medical Terminology
Year 2 (Sophomore)
Fall Semester
16 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
SPCH 105
3
Speech Communications
BIOL 201
4
Hum. Anatomy and Physiology I
SOCI 201
3
Introduction to Sociology
WLIT 207
3
World Literature
MISY 150
3
Technology Fluency
Spring Semester
16 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
MATH 203
3
Statistics
BIOL 203
4
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
PHIL 103
3
Intro to Philosophy
PSYC 201
3
General Psychology
ACCT 201
3
Accounting
Year 3 (Junior)
Fall Semester
13 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
HIM 300
4
Fundamentals of HIM
HSC 312
3
Pathophysiology
HIM 307
3
Medical Classifications I
MGMT SCI.
3
Elective 300 level or above
Spring Semester
15 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
HIM 301
3
Advanced Concepts in HIM
HSC 313
3
Pharmacology
HIM 303
3
HIM Non-Traditional Settings
HIM 408
3
Medical Classifications II
MISY 341
3
Small Systems Software
Year 4 (Senior)
Fall Semester
14 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
HIM 305
2
Healthcare Finance and Reimbursement
HIM 412
4
Organization & Management in HIM I
HIM 402
3
Legal Aspects of HIM
HIM 401
2
RHIA Preparation
MGMT SCI 380
3
Human Resource Management
Spring Semester
15 Credits
Course
Crs.
Title
HIM 413
3
Organization & Management in HIM II
HIM 415
3
Health Statistics & Research
HIM 400
3
Management Affiliation (Senior Practicum)
HIM 420
3
Health Information Systems
MGMT. SCI
3
Elective 300 level or above