Phoenix, AZ, United States| Online
The Health Information Management program at Grand Canyon University provides the knowledge, resources and tools needed to advance professional standards in health care and support delivery across many settings.
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Overview

The Health Information Management program at Grand Canyon University prepares students to understand the importance of information accuracy, information confidentiality and up to date analytics in providing first-rate health care.

The program focuses on five domains:

  • Information Governance: Gain awareness of the policies, procedures and processes for managing information, evaluate health information systems, determine accuracy of diagnostic and procedural coding.
  • Information Protection: Protect health information and confidentiality, learn security measures and data quality monitoring.
  • Informatics, Analytics and Data Use: Learn to design, implement and test health information technologies, oversee data quality and recommend organizational action.
  • Compliance: Become equipped to apply ethical, legal and regulatory standards for all data storage, form policies and procedures to monitor abuse of data.
  • Health Care Business and Leadership: Become proficient in health care finance, capital and project budgets, learn to foster an environment of growth and diversity.

Students learn to adapt new methods of capturing and storing health care information and accessing it electronically. Health information professionals connect clinical, operational and administrative functions in health care settings. 

This is an important and expanding role in health care, especially as new technologies and systems are developed.

Opportunities

The Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management degree program at Grand Canyon University prepares students to assume positions in health data management, information policy, information systems integration, quality improvement, medical record processing and operations management.

Graduates of the program ensure health care data is stored, accessed and utilized correctly to facilitate information exchange and support organizational decision-making by health care professionals. This level of technology support ensures accurate clinical documentation and quality patient care.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time Part-time
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Anatomy and Physiology 
  • Applied Anatomy and Physiology Lab
  • Introduction to Computer Science and Information Technology 
  • Principles and Practices of Health Information Management
  • Probability and Statistics 
  • Medical Terminology

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 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

  • Grand Canyon University (GCU) welcomes applicants 16 years old and older for admission consideration. We seek future graduates with diverse interests, experiences and perspectives, ready to capture academic opportunities with creativity and enthusiasm.
  • Although GCU seeks to integrate Christian faith and practice into all aspects of campus life, no statement of faith or religious affiliation is required of prospective students, with the exception of majors in the College of Theology. Theology majors are required to affirm GCU's Doctrinal Statement and the College of Theology Covenant.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8250 USD/semester
    Tuition Fee
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  • National

    8250 USD/semester
    Tuition Fee
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  • Campus: $8,250 per semester
  • Online: $470 per credit

Living costs for Phoenix

  • 900 - 1450 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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