Health Information Management Emphasis
Weber State University offers a Health Information Management Emphasis specifically designed for students who have already completed the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Health Information Technology Program (or equivalent) and wish to add an emphasis to their curriculum. Students who have completed the Health Information Technology Program should have learned information that enables them to work with coding systems, medical terminology, and computer applications that are involved with coding. The Health Information Management Emphasis gives students the opportunity to fulfill management positions and broadens their knowledge of databases, networks, research, and various other topics related to the field.
Students who pursue this emphasis must complete 41-47 total credit hours consisting of courses and support courses. The curriculum in this program builds upon the Health Information Technology program curriculum in order to meet the requirements for a bachelor’s degree in this field. All courses for this program are available online for students. However, students may choose a practicum/internship option which requires them to complete work outside of the home. Students who are not interested in pursuing this option may complete a thesis and presentation project.
Individuals who choose to enroll in this degree program are entering a growing field that may provide flexibility in employment environments. Graduates who are employed in this field are responsible for managing, analyzing, entering, and securing health-related information. Upon completion of this program, students may find employment as medical records/health information technicians, medical transcriptionists, medical/health service managers, medical coders, and medical coding managers.
Delivery Format:100% Online
Accreditation & Licensing
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Not available in Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky and Minnesota.
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