If you are interested in a career in healthcare, but not necessarily hands-on patient care, HIM may be right for you.
A career in HIM combines healthcare with the business, management, and technology functions that are vital not only to the delivery of patient care, but to the overall operations of healthcare providers. HIM professionals work in a variety of settings such as: hospitals, physician offices, mental health facilities, hospices, home health agencies, surgery centers, long-term care facilities, educational institutions, consulting firms, electronic health record vendors, law offices, governmental agencies, and insurance companies.
The extensive job market available to HIM graduates boasts a projected 12,000 to 50,000 new jobs anticipated by 2017 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Our program has responded to the needs of this dynamic job market by adding a minor in health informatics to the HIM curriculum in 2012.
Combined, the HIM faculty have 100+ years of experience in the HIM field, and have been nationally recognized for contributions to the HIM profession.
As technology becomes more entwined with health information management across the healthcare system, HIM professionals are faced with an almost unimaginable amount of digital information to manage and analyze. It is because of this vast amount of data that we introduced a minor in Health Informatics (HI) in 2011. Health Informatics is a science that defines how health information is technically captured, transmitted and utilized. Health informatics focuses on information systems, informatics principles, and information technology as it is applied to the continuum of healthcare delivery. It is an integrated discipline with specialty domains that include management science, management engineering principles, healthcare delivery and public health, patient safety, information science and computer technology.