Health Information Management Minor

The minor in health information management is a valuable choice for students in nursing, health services management, computer and information science, computer and information systems, psychology, sociology, or any technical field. According to the American Health Information Management Association, health information management plays a critical role in maintaining, collecting, and analyzing data that doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers rely on to deliver quality healthcare. Health information management involves managing patient health information and medical records, administering computer information systems and coding the diagnoses and procedures for healthcare services provided to patients.

Total Credit Hours: 18*

A. Required Courses (Entry-Level Sequence) (6 credits)

  • HIM 100     Intro to the Health Information Management Field
  • HIM 111     Medical Terminology

B. Electives (Entry-Level Sequence) (3 credits)

  • HIM 212     Pathophysiology for Health Information Management
  • HIM 220     Data Analysis for Health Information Management

C. Electives (Advanced Courses) (9 credits)

  • HIM 305     Inpatient Coding and Classification
  • HIM 306     Outpatient Coding and Classification
  • HIM 400     Nonhospital Health Information Management Systems**
  • HIM 401     Systems for the Evaluation and Improvement of Health Care
  • HIM 435     Healthcare Management/Medical Information Systems 3
  • HIM 440     Electronic Health Records3
  • HIM 490     Selected Topics in Health Information Management
  • HIM 494     Specialty Rotation**

*At least eight credit hours must be taken at SUNYIT. At least eight credit hours must not be required courses in the student’s major. The student must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (average of “C”) in the minor.

**Corequisites. Courses must be taken at the same time.