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Program at a Glance

Program
Bachelor
College(s)
College of Community Innovation and Education
Department(s)
Health Mgmt & Informatics
4
Years
$212.28 per credit hour
$748.89 per credit hour

Learn more about program tuition and fees.

U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges - Most Innovative 2021

Focus on the Business of Healthcare Through Securing Medical Information

The BS in Health Informatics and Information Management (HIIM) prepares you to care for patients by ensuring that medical data is high quality and kept secure. The field provides a link between clinicians, administrators, technology designers, operations, and information technology professionals. You’ll present health information in a meaningful manner and are experts in managing, interpreting, analyzing, auditing, coding and converting health data into statistical information that everyone can use. The work you do will help improve patient outcomes.

Throughout your courses, learn about medicine, management, finance, information technology and law. In addition to medical coding skills, gain an understanding of how to use data analytics to interpret a variety of healthcare scenarios that may be encountered in the workplace. You’ll also have opportunities to interact with industry professionals through workshops and conferences. Plus, get hands-on experience through internships, a virtual hospital tour and extensive use of practice management software.

Earn your health informatics and information management degree online or on campus, providing you with the convenience and flexibility to learn when and where it works best for you. Upon graduation, choose from a variety of work settings across an array of healthcare environments. Utilize your skills and the knowledge in management, revenue cycle, compliance, data analysis, electronic health records and much more. With healthcare changing, new doors are opening as new technologies emerge. And as a HIIM graduate, you’ll be ready to tackle the challenges.

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Highlights

Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education.
The health informatics and information management program prepares you for industry certification, including the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam and the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) exam.
In 2019-20, UCF’s HIIM program had an employment rate of 86% within one year of graduation (based on available graduate information).
In 2020, 93% of our HIIM students passed the Certified Coding Associate exam.

Undergraduate Application Deadlines

Fall
May 1
Spring
November 1
Summer
March 1
Fall
July 1
Spring
November 1
Summer
March 1
Fall
March 1
Spring
September 1
Summer
January 1

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Course Overview

Health Data Management

Gain an understanding of healthcare statistics, data analytics and data usage specific to health informatics and information management will be explored in depth. This course includes Excel spreadsheet formula skills for data analytics.

Learn about the principles and mechanics of quality improvement; application of quality management tools; benchmarking methods and data quality monitoring programs. This course includes IHI Quality Certification.

Explore the creation and improvement of health-related information systems; health record data management; systems design and analysis; project management concepts. This course includes training in Microsoft Project.

HIIM Skills You'll Learn

  • Gain the knowledge necessary for professional credentials that improve your resume and career opportunities.
  • Have a skill set and knowledge that are in high demand by employers.
  • Achieve a flexible career path that may take you into hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices, research and pharmaceutical organizations, insurance companies, public health organizations, and other settings where health information is gathered and used.

Career Opportunities

  • Health Information Manager
  • Privacy Officer
  • Risk Manager
  • Medical Coding Manager
  • Revenue Cycle Analyst
  • Corporate Compliance Officer
  • Data Analysis and Reporting Manager
  • Patient Portal Manager
  • Consultant

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