Program Overview

Lincoln College of New England offers a Bachelor degree in Health Information Administration for students interested in working within health organizations. Students’ professional interests may also involve taking on the responsibilities of performing functions and processes related to the utilization of technology in assistance of daily operations. Health information systems are utilized by healthcare organizations to provide the best care possible. This program aims to teach students to apply technology and information gathering to help the operations of healthcare services. Students should develop their education in coding, statistical literacy, and understanding of health care regulations and practices that define the duties as part of health information technology professionals’ duties.

Students may develop an understanding of information technology and its utilization within healthcare services through the curriculum. Those classes include Introduction to Medical Information Technology, Health Care Information Technology Standards, and Telecommunications and Computer Networks.

Potential qualifications of heath information technology professionals include the ability to manage health data, to ability to apply coding and reimbursement systems, to maintain electronic applications to manage health information, and to apply organizational management techniques. Graduates should also be able to interpret medical records, as well as gather, interpret, analyze, and monitor data utilized by health information systems for the purpose of managing quality and improving performance. Successful students should have the ability to computer, interpret, and analyze healthcare statistics, and to demonstrate the ability to model professional behavior and ethics.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

    New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Technical and Career Institutions

    School Overview

    Until recently, Lincoln College of New England was best known as Briarwood College to many in Southington, Connecticut. Founded in 1966, Briarwood began as the all girls Briarwood Secretarial School. In 1979, the renamed Briarwood College transitioned to a coeducational campus and expanded its degree programs, along with its physical campus. In 2008, the Lincoln Educational Services Corporation acquired Briarwood College and Clemens College, consolidating them into the Lincoln College of New England. Today, the Lincoln College of New England has two campus locations in Connecticut, in addition to a virtual campus.

    Lincoln College of New England offers students the opportunities to choose from online programs and blended programs. Online programs are delivered fully online while blended programs target working professionals and are a combination of online courses and on-campus courses taught at the Hartford, Connecticut campus. Classes for online programs are taught asynchronously, and include lectures, videos, simulations, discussion boards, and assignments.

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