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Health Information Management, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (QS) Online
Health Information Management (HIM) at The City University of New York is the practice of acquiring, analyzing, and protecting digital and traditional medical information vital to providing quality patient care.
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Overview

HIM professionals are highly trained in the latest information management technology applications and understand the workflow in any healthcare provider organization from large hospital systems to the private physician practice. They are vital to the daily operations management of health information and electronic health records.

HIM professionals work in a variety of different settings and job titles. They often serve in bridge roles, connecting clinical, operational, and administrative functions. These professionals affect the quality of patient information and patient care at every touch point in the healthcare delivery cycle. Having skilled HIM professionals on staff ensures an organization has the right information on hand when and where it is needed while maintaining the highest standards of data integrity, confidentiality, and security. (Health Information Careers, 2015).

The BS in Health Information Management online degree program at The City University of New York provides students with the most relevant coursework needed and required by today’s health care industry. Students are equipped to develop, implement, and manage health information and data systems for quality care, reimbursement, research, planning, and evaluation.

Career and Academic Prospects

  • Health information professionals at all levels of education and credentialing can expect to be in high demand as the health sector continues to expand. 
  • There are approximately 26,000 new jobs anticipated by 2026, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics cites medical records and health information technicians as one of the 20 fastest growing occupations in the U.S. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Introduction to Health Information Management 
  • Healthcare Delivery Systems 
  • Health Statistics and Research 
  • Survey of Clinical Classification Systems 
  • Legal and Ethical Aspects of Healthcare 
  • Quality Management and Performance Improvement 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Applicants should have a minimum of 24 earned credits from a regionally accredited institution. Official transcripts from all previous colleges, universities, or proprietary schools you have attended since high school must be submitted, whether or not you intend to request transfer credit.
  • A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or better is required for transfer admission to CUNY SPS.
  • To gain admission to CUNY SPS, students must satisfy the reading, writing, and mathematics basic skills requirements. 
  • A personal essay of at least 250 words is part of the application process.
  • Unless a currently enrolled CUNY student, to submit your application, you must pay a $70 non-refundable processing fee. 

Getting a Student Visa

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    18600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18600 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    18600 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18600 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    6930 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6930 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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