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.

Program

To earn a B.S. in Health Information Management, you must successfully complete at least 120 credits, including:

  • General Education courses
  • Biology, mathematics, and business courses at GCU (20 credits)
  • Computer science courses at GCU (4–6 credits)
  • Health information management courses at Rutgers (61 credits)

For more information on program requirements, consult the Undergraduate Catalog.

Courses

Biology, Mathematics, and Business at GCU:

  • BI213 Human Anatomy & Physiology I (4)
  • BI214 Human Anatomy & Physiology II (4)
  • MA103 Making Sense of Data: Statistical Thinking (3)
  • MA109 College Algebra (3)
  • AC171 Principles of Financial Accounting (3)
  • BU213 Management Theory & Organizational Behavior (3)

Computer Science at GCU:

  • Your choice of at least 4–6 credits from:
    • CS105 Computer Literacy (3)
    • CS111 Foundations of Computer Science (3)
    • CS123 Computer Programming I (4)
    • IS223 Fundamentals of Information Systems & Systems Analysis (3)
    • IS224 Computing & Information Systems in Business (3)
    • IS320 Management Information Systems (3)

Note: You can also choose from a higher level CS or IS course

For Rutgers classes, consult the Undergraduate Catalog.

Requirements for completion of an internship:

  1. Schedule an appointment to meet the appropriate internship coordinator as follows:
  2. Complete the Internship Registration and Contract and submit to your internship coordinator.
  3. The dean’s office will notify the Office of the Registrar and you will be registered for the internship.
  4. During the internship:
    • Maintain a weekly journal of hours worked, tasks performed, and personal reflections.
    • Regularly review your progress with your internship coordinator and employer.
  5. During the last week of the internship, please have your site supervisor complete the Intern Evaluation and submit to your internship coordinator.
  6. At the completion of the internship, submit a 1,500 to 2,000-word paper to the internship coordinator containing:
    • an overview of the enterprise sponsoring the internship, including history, scope, mission, organizational structure, and clients;
    • your job description, including your interactions as an intern with others in the company, office, or organization
    • how you achieved your learning objectives, including GCU courses and other skills you were able to apply; and
    • a self-reflection on the impact of the internship on your career choice, goals, and plans.