Online Information Management Degree

Online Information Management Degree

About the Online Information Management Degree Program

  • Multiple start dates. No transcript or application fees.
  • Each online course is six weeks and can be completed 100% online.
  • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
  • Ranked a Top School in Military Advanced Education & Transition’s Guide to Colleges & Universities.
  • Student Success Advisor guides you every step of the way.

Learn to be an agent of change with the leadership qualities unique to healthcare professionals tasked with contemporary healthcare issues.

  • Learn the operational aspects of managed care and health insurance.
  • Master billing and coding/reimbursement, the legal and regulatory environment, revenue determinants, managed care finance and more.
  • Master marketing strategies as they relate to the healthcare sector.
  • Graduate with an ePortfolio to show potential healthcare employers.
Health Information Management Elective Tracks

Health Information Management

This Health Information Management concentration is designed to prepare students for a technical career in the healthcare industry. Concentration coursework addresses reimbursement, health and clinical data management, privacy and security of healthcare data and patient communication.

►Introduction to Health Information Management (3 credits)

This course provides an introduction to the health information management field with an emphasis on the study of record-keeping practices in various healthcare settings. Topics include the structure of healthcare organizations, the management of patient medical records, the release of patient information, forms control and design, indexes, registers, regulatory accrediting agencies, and recent healthcare reform agendas. Additionally, legal and ethical issues applicable to health information will be discussed.

►Healthcare Reimbursement (3 credits)

This course provides an overview of the various U.S. healthcare payment systems and how they function. Topics include the foundations of insurance, the emergence of HMOs and managed care, private and public reimbursement, risk management, and the role of billing and coding in reimbursement. Additionally, students will learn how various healthcare facilities such as hospitals, clinics, and outpatient centers are reimbursed for their services.

►Health and Clinical Data Management (3 credits)

In this course, students will use medical practice software and apply clinical knowledge to support data management functions in a healthcare organization, such as coding for reimbursement, practice analysis, and assessing clinical outcomes.

►Privacy and Security of Healthcare Data (3 credits)

In this course, students are exposed to the concepts of privacy, security, confidentiality, ethics, and regulations pertaining to the use of health information. Topics include legal and ethical environment of protecting healthcare data, HIPAA privacy standards, and health information disclosure.

►Patient Communication and Service Excellence (3 credits) 

This course emphasizes respectful communication interactions in a wide range of healthcare settings. Strategies for effectively communicating with patients of all ages, as well as abusive, depressed, or impaired patients, are illustrated through examples and various scenarios. 

Healthcare Administration Career Opportunities

A degree in Healthcare Administration is often the minimum requirement for most medical and health services manager positions and is also a stepping stone toward a master's degree. Healthcare administrators plan and direct services in hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, outpatient care centers, diagnostic laboratories and public health agencies.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for a professional in a healthcare administration role is $92,810, and employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 17 percent between now and 2024, much faster than other occupations’ averages.

Flexible

100% online. Log on and attend class at a time that is most convenient for you.

Engaging

The curriculum blends theory and application giving you an immediate competitive advantage.

Affordable

$425 per credit hour. $5,300 per term. Financial and military aid available for those who qualify.