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Health Information Management, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Spartanburg, SC, United States
We have combined the customary HIM courses with informatics courses designed to strengthen your understanding of technology and business.  Students will graduate with HIM expertise as well as knowledge of computer applications, databases, and programming, giving them an advantage in their field.

Overview

This degree provides graduates with the chance to assume management roles in dealing with health information and health information systems. Career opportunities exist in a variety of health-related settings, such as hospitals, long term care facilities, clinics and private practices. Other opportunities are available in consulting firms, government agencies, insurance companies and software vendors. The Health Information Manager (HIM) supports the provider with documented patient care, reimbursement, teaching research, performance improvement and legal inquiries. The HIM manages people as well as information.

The programme

The IMS/Health Information Management Program can be attended full or part time and includes the added value of a healthcare informatics component. The majority of courses are online which allows for flexible weekly schedules and 24/7 availability. The IMS/HIM Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). 

Interested students can transfer not only general education classes, but also many program-related courses.  Coursework includes the study of organizations and administration; information technology and trends; network applications and database systems; and legal and ethical responsibilities in healthcare.

Accreditation

The IMS/HIM Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Blended

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Organizational Informatics and IT Platforms
  • Networking Technology
  • E-Commerce and the Internet
  • Database Technology
  • Fundamentals of Relational Databases
  • Data Warehousing and Decision Support Systems Technology
  • IT Project Management
  • Executive IT Management 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    61

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  • Minimum required score:

    500

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General Requirements

Transcripts

  • International applicants must also provide official copies of school transcripts or certificates of satisfactory study (such as "A" or "O" levels, baccalaureate, bachillerato, Abitur or other school certificates).

Sufficient Funding

  • The Office of Undergraduate Admissions must receive official documents (originals, not photocopies) that certify that the student will have sufficient funding to attend the University of South Carolina for one calendar year.

Credential Evaluation

  • Students who have attended post-secondary educational institutions, colleges or universities outside of the United States are required to submit a professional credential evaluation of all work completed.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22710 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11355 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    11208 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5604 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Spartanburg

  • 948 - 1650 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

SCHIMSS Scholarship Opportunity

The South Carolina Health Information Management Systems Society is offering a $1,000 scholarship for an undergraduate or graduate student engaged in a curriculum that involves health information technology, health information management, or health informatics. More information, including an application for this scholarship, can be found on the SCHIMSS website.

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