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Health Information Management Schools and Colleges

Health information managers are required to hold bachelorís degrees. Many opt to earn masterís degrees to improve their job opportunities and earning potential, but entry-level jobs can be obtained with bachelorís degrees. The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) administers certification programs for health information managers with college degrees. Passing the certification test qualifies managers to be known as Registered Health Information Administrators (RHIAs).

Undergraduates studying health information management are typically required to complete health information systems management, electronic health records, research methods, and statistics courses. They also take classes covering these topics: quality and financial management, health systems security, and medical ethics. Seniors are often required to complete a capstone project where they conduct research and prepare a paper about a topic relevant to their field. Many colleges and universities now offer online health information management programs for students with busy schedules.

Individuals currently working in the health information management industry often earn masterís degrees to enhance promotion opportunities. People with bachelorís degrees in other fields interested in beginning health information management careers typically make the transition by earning a masterís degree in this field. Students in masterís degree programs learn similar concepts as students in bachelorís programs. All health information management students learn about medical ethics and law, medical terminology, financial management, and statistics.

Schools and colleges offering accredited degrees and career training programs in Health Information Management.
  • Berkeley College: Westchester
    99 Church Street
    White Plains, NY 10601
    914-694-1122
    http://www.berkeleycollege.edu

  • Weber State University
    1137 University Circle
    Ogden, UT 84408
    801-626-6047
    www.weber.edu

  • Florida Career College
    Address: 3750 West 18th Ave.
    Hialeah, FL 33012
    (305) 825-3231
    www.careercollege.edu

  • National American University
    321 Kansas City St.
    Rapid City, SD 57701
    605-394-480
    www.national.edu

  • Long Island University: C.W. Post
    720 Northern Boulevard
    Brookville, NY 11548
    516-299-2900
    www.liunet.edu

  • Ohio Valley College of Technology
    16808 St. Clair Avenue, PO Box 7000
    East Liverpool, OH 43920
    330-385-1070
    www.ovct.edu

  • Southeastern Institute Charleston
    4600 Goer Dr Suite 105
    North Charleston, SC 29406
    (843) 747-1279
    www.southeasterninstitute.com/charleston.html

  • Keiser Career College
    17395 NW 57th Avenue
    Miami Lakes, FL 33015
    (305) 820-5003
    www.keisercareer.edu

  • Kaplan University: Hagerstown
    18618 Crestwood Drive
    Hagerstown, MD 21742-2797
    301-739-2680
    kaplanuniversity.edu

  • Baker College: Owosso
    1020 South Washington Street
    Owosso, MI 48867-4400
    989-729-3350
    www.baker.edu

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