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.