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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

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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 business management, systems analysis, medical coding, and computer applications in healthcare. 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, the program’s required internship provides you with hands-on experience.

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. Health informatics and information management graduates find employment in a variety of settings, including healthcare organizations, consulting firms, government agencies, insurance companies, information technology vendors and pharmaceutical companies. Graduates also find positions in public health departments and other governmental agencies after testing out the industry through our internship program. Others pursue careers in the private industry in marketing, health insurance, and selling health devices and pharmaceuticals. 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

Fundamentals of Health Information Technology

The origin, evolution and application of health information technology in today's healthcare industry.

Health care statistics, data analytics and data usage specific to health informatics and information management will be explored in depth.

A study of the language of medicine and allied health specialties, including word construction, definitions, and application of terms.

HIIM Skills You'll Learn

  • Gain the knowledge necessary to gain specialized certifications that improve your resume and career opportunities.
  • Learn highly sought-after skills such as medical coding, patient record database systems, and healthcare finance computer applications
  • 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

  • Medical Records Manager
  • Privacy Officer
  • Risk Manager
  • Medical Coding Manager
  • Corporate Compliance Officer
  • Data Analysis and Reporting Manager

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