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B.S. in Health Information Management

Health Information Management prepares confident, innovative professionals who can apply information resources and technologies across the healthcare industry in settings that span the continuum of care. The HIM graduate serves as a pivotal team member in the planning, design, implementation, management, use and evaluation of electronic health records and other electronic information systems.

Certificate in Health Information Technology

The one-year certificate program prepares students for entry-level positions in the field of health information management within hospitals, nursing homes, doctors’ offices, insurance companies and more. [Gainful Employment Disclosure]

Minor in Health Informatics and Information Management

The Health Informatics and Information Management minor includes coursework in computer science and health informatics to create a foundational knowledge base to prepare graduates for the technologically advanced and changing healthcare work environment. It also enhances degrees in nursing, computer science and business.

Program Accreditation

Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management logo

The Bachelor of Science in HIM is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). http://cahiim.org

Graduates from CAHIIM accredited baccalaureate degree programs can take the Registered Health Information Administration exam.

 

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General Studies
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Major Requirements
HIF 132Pharmacology2
HIF 200Health Care Delivery Systems3
HIF 300Health Data Management3
HIF 310Clinical Classification Systems3
HIF 320Information Technology and Systems3
HIF 330Legal and Ethical Aspects of Healthcare Management3
HIF 350Quality Management3
HIF 371Professional Management Experience I2
HIF 379Revenue Cycle and Reimbursement Management3
HIF 410Human Resources and Operations Management3
HIF 420Clinical Data Management3
HIF 430Applied Health Informatics3
HIF 440Financial and Resource Management3
HIF 460Applied Research3
HIF 465Professional Management Experience II3
HIF 470Senior Seminar1
ACC 201Introductory Financial Accounting3
ACT 301Applied Database Systems3
ALH 106Medical Terminology2
BIO 101Principles of Biology4
BIO 250Anatomy and Physiology5
BIO 375Pathophysiology4
CSC 201Microcomputer Applications3
MGT 350Organizational Behavior3
NUR 314Quantitative Analysis for Health Care Research3
or PSY 300 Introductory Psychological Statistics

Graduation Requirements 

  1. Earn a minimum of 120 credit hours (100 level and higher, maximum of 6 CED credit hours applicable).
  2. Earn a minimum of 30 credit hours in upper-division courses.  Lower-division transfer courses accepted as meeting upper-division departmental course requirements cannot be used to fulfill this requirement.
  3. Earn 30 of the last 45 credit hours at MWSU in institutional coursework (exclusive of credit by examination).
  4. Participate in required departmental and campus wide assessments. 
  5. Earn a grade of C or higher in all major coursework.
  6. Earn an overall GPA of at least 2.5 and a major GPA of at least 2.0.
  7. Fulfill the Missouri Constitution requirement.
 
Certificate Requirements
HIF 132Pharmacology2
HIF 275Coding and Classification Systems I3
HIF 276Coding and Classification Systems I Lab1
HIF 277Coding and Classification Systems II3
HIF 278Coding and Classification Systems II Lab1
HIF 300Health Data Management3
HIF 379Revenue Cycle and Reimbursement Management3
ALH 106Medical Terminology2
BIO 101Principles of Biology4
BIO 250Anatomy and Physiology5
BIO 375Pathophysiology4
CSC 201Microcomputer Applications3

Graduation Requirements 

  1. Earn a minimum of 30 credit hours (100 level and higher, maximum of 6 CED credit hours applicable).
  2. Earn 9 of the last 15 credit hours at MWSU in institutional coursework (exclusive of credit by examination).
  3. Participate in required departmental and campus wide assessments. 
  4. Earn a grade of C or higher in all certificate coursework.
  5. Earn an overall GPA of at least 2.5.

The Gainful Employment Disclosure for this program may be found online at www.missouriwestern.edu/finaid/gainful-employment-disclosures.

Health Informatics and Information Management Minor

This minor utilizes existing courses in computer science and health informatics to create a foundational knowledge base to prepare graduates capable of functioning in a technologically advanced and changing healthcare work environment. It supports baccalaureate degrees in nursing, computer science, and business.

Minor Requirements
HIF 300Health Data Management 13
or NUR 302 Introduction to Standards-Based Nursing
PSY 300Introductory Psychological Statistics 23
or NUR 314 Quantitative Analysis for Health Care Research
CSC 201Microcomputer Applications3
ACT 301Applied Database Systems3
HIF 320Information Technology and Systems3
HIF 430Applied Health Informatics3
HIF 460Applied Research 33
Total Credit Hours21

Graduation Requirements

  1. Have a valid and declared major on file (minors cannot be awarded in the same areas as the major, emphasis or concentration).
  2. Earn a minimum of 3 credit hours beyond the major, emphasis, concentration and/or general studies requirements.
  3. Earn a minor GPA of at least 2.0.

Are you ready to declare this major or minor? Download, sign and submit the form(s) to the Nursing Department.

Mapping your degree plan is important. Consult with your academic advisor to create a plan and monitor it regularly.