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Health Information Management2020-09-17T17:08:12-05:00

OUR PROGRAMS

Join healthcare professionals in providing quality patient care in this growing career field through education in data analysis, science, administration, and health information application and governance. Missouri Western’s Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management is your pathway.

What is special about HIM?
HIM professionals are critical to the success of information governance and data analytics in the emerging health related topics such as population health management. HIM professionals actively lead, engage, participate in, and contribute to decisions that affect the well-being of patients by drawing on the perspectives, values, and experiences of those involved in patient care decisions.

Promising Job Market
HIM is one of the 20 fastest growing occupations in the United States with a projected growth rate of 18% over the next decade. With the nation’s push towards electronic health records it is no wonder that highly skilled and knowledgeable professionals are in high demand.

What majors and minors are offered?2020-05-19T15:43:55-05:00

The program offers a Bachelors of Science in Health Information Management. 

Is the program online?2020-05-19T15:56:34-05:00

All of the professional classes and general studies are available online. Professional Practice Experiences (PPEs) are completed at a location arranged with the program PPE Coordinator.

What are the admission requirements for the program?2020-05-19T15:45:49-05:00

The admission requirements are the same as the institution’s requirements. 

How should I prepare for a Health Information Management degree?2020-05-19T15:52:46-05:00

Professional information about the Health Information Management field can be found by visiting physician offices, hospitals, and other healthcare settings and conducting interviews with the Director of Health Information services. Also please see http://www.ahima.org or http://www.hicareers.com. 

How does the program work around my busy schedule?2020-05-19T15:47:50-05:00

One of the biggest advantages of the program is that students receive individualized attention regarding classes and schedules. The program is available for either full-time or part-time students. All of the professional classes and general studies are available online. Professional Practice Experience (PPE) are completed at a location arranged with the program PPE Coordinator. 

Is the program accredited and why is it important?2020-05-19T15:52:18-05:00

The B.S. HIM degree is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM).

Why is it important that a program be accredited? National accreditation is one way to ensure the quality of the program you choose. The organizations providing accreditation ensure the program meets certain standards of quality. The certification exams (RHIT and RHIA) can only be taken by graduates of a program accredited by CAHIIM. 

How do students work together with faculty?2020-05-19T15:49:12-05:00

Students and faculty members work together in many ways, for example, planning activities for Health Information Professionals week. Students also serve on the Ad-visory Committee to help evaluate curriculum and program effectiveness. Faculty members work closely with students to determine the best sites to complete their professional practice experiences.

What special facilities does the program have?2020-05-19T15:49:42-05:00

The computer lab has many pieces of specialized software. The program also uses an academic electronic health record, EHRgo to help students integrate their learning regarding electronic health records. 

Degree at a Glance
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