Health Information Management
Gain the knowledge and skills you need to become a health information manager with a B.S. in Health Information Management from Georgian Court University.
Professionals with technical expertise, problem-solving skills, knowledge of clinical medicine, and superior communication skills are in demand to ensure quality health care documentation, protect patient confidentiality, and develop and maintain electronic health records. Career options include jobs at health care facilities, managed care organizations, insurance companies, law firms, physician offices, consulting firms, software firms, and pharmaceutical companies.
This is a joint-degree program with Rutgers University. Under this program, you’ll spend your first two years taking courses at GCU before applying to the Rutgers School of Health Related Professions (Rutgers-SHRP) to complete the remaining 61 credits.
The B.S. in Health Information Management provides students with the knowledge, values, and skills for successful careers as health information managers, those members of health care teams who are responsible for management of health information systems consistent with medical, administrative, ethical, and legal requirements. Career opportunities in health information now extend well beyond the health information department and the acute care facility. Professionals with technical expertise, problem solving skills, knowledge of clinical medicine and superior communication skills are needed to ensure quality health care documentation, protect patient confidentiality, and develop and maintain the electronic health record. The need for accurate and up-to-date health records is not confined to health care facilities. These professionals are employed by managed care organizations, insurance companies, law firms, physician offices, consulting firms, software companies and the pharmaceutical industry. For those interested in the more traditional role, health information professionals continue to be employed as department managers in hospital centers. In this position, the major areas of responsibility include: determining health information policies, planning, budgeting, acting as a liaison with other departments, evaluating employee performance, educating staff and ancillary departments to assure quality information, and serving on important committees.
This is a joint-degree program with Rutgers University. Upon successful completion of the coursework at Georgian Court University and Rutgers University, the student is awarded the B.S. in Health Information Management degree jointly. Rutgers University’s Health Information Management program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management Education Programs (CAHIM). Upon completion of course requirements, the graduate is eligible to apply to the national registry exam. A passing grade on the examination establishes the graduate as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA).
For more information on program requirements, consult the Undergraduate Catalog.