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BS in Healthcare Administration - Healthcare Information Management

Southern New Hampshire University's Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration with a concentration in Healthcare Information Management program is designed to provide students with an overall education in healthcare administrative practices while focusing on medical data technologies. Find out more about this online bachelor's degree program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration with a concentration in Healthcare Information Management

School Offering Program:

Southern New Hampshire University

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Program Prerequisites:

Aspiring students of this BS in Healthcare Administration degree program might have strong computer skills and a desire to work in the healthcare field. They might have taken previous coursework in computer science or business and possess strong analytical, organizational, and multitasking skills. All applicants to Southern New Hampshire University should have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

What technologies are used to manage data in the healthcare field? How are healthcare technologies implemented? What are elements of an effective healthcare information system? These are among the topics likely to be explored in the Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration with a concentration in Healthcare Information Management program at Southern New Hampshire University. Students might learn about relevant data retrieval and storage systems, healthcare networks, systems that adhere to healthcare privacy and security requirements, and database applications for specific healthcare issues, such as allergy management or patient history. Major courses provide study in healthcare delivery systems, aspects of the U.S. healthcare system, healthcare marketing strategies, financial management, epidemiology, and population health. A capstone requires completion of an integrative project reflecting one's mastery of concepts addressed throughout the curriculum.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

120 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Southern New Hampshire University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration with a concentration in Healthcare Information Management:

Of the 120 credits required to earn this Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration degree, 45 are part of the major course of study and nine credits in the area of concentration; the remaining credits are taken in general education courses (42 credits) and electives (24 credits). Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Southern New Hampshire University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

General Education Courses (42 credits)

  • English Composition I
  • English Composition II
  • Students choose one of the following courses:
    • Quantitative Reasoning & Problem Solving
    • Applied Finite Mathematics
    • Introduction to Statistical Analysis
    • The Heart of Mathematics
    • Introduction to Quantitative Analysis
    • Precalculus
    • Calculus I: Single-Variable Calculus
    • Applied Statistics
    • Applied Statistics for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
  • Perspectives in Liberal Arts
  • Success Strategies for Online Learning
  • Perspectives in the Humanities
  • Applied Humanities
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Perspectives in the Natural Sciences
  • Applied Natural Sciences
  • Perspectives in History
  • Applied History
  • Students choose one of the following courses:
    • Diversity
    • Global Society
    • Wellness
    • Technology and Society
    • Popular Culture

Healthcare Administration Major Courses (45 credits)

  • Healthcare Economics
  • Healthcare Marketing
  • Healthcare Delivery Systems
  • Healthcare Reimbursement
  • Healthcare Finance
  • Healthcare Strategic Management and Policy
  • Healthcare Research and Evaluation Methodologies
  • Healthcare Administration Capstone
  • Principles of Epidemiology
  • Population Health and Cultural Competence
  • Ethical and Legal Considerations of Healthcare
  • Healthcare Quality Management
  • Human Relations in Administration
  • Human Resource Management
  • Organizational Behavior

Healthcare Information Management Concentration Courses (9 credits)

  • Healthcare Data Management
  • Communication and Technologies
  • Healthcare IT Infrastructure and Network Management

Free Electives (24 credits)

  • Students choose eight elective courses

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

While graduates might be prepared to enter the workforce after earning the Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration with a concentration in Healthcare Information Management, some might elect to continue their studies in a master's degree program. A graduate degree could be necessary for advanced administrative positions in such healthcare settings as hospitals or group physician offices. A master's degree program might focus more on management techniques and emerging technologies.

Master's degrees graduates might be prepared to pursue include, but are not limited to:

  • Master of Healthcare Administration
  • Master of Health Informatics
  • Master of Science in Healthcare Management
  • Master of Health Information Management

Career Paths:

After completing the BS in Healthcare Administration - Healthcare Information Management program, graduates might apply their skills to oversee healthcare information systems in a variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals, physicians' offices, clinics, healthcare management companies, or nursing homes. They might be responsible for database management, healthcare software applications, healthcare data communications, patient information privacy compliance, or healthcare data warehousing.

Positions for which graduates could apply for include:

  • Clinical data manager
  • Medical coding manager
  • Medical records manager
  • Health services manager
  • Health information administrator

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