The healthcare field is rapidly expanding, and with that growth comes the need to leverage information to improve patient outcomes and organizational effectiveness. Healthcare organizations depend on medical databases like never before, and the planning, operations and maintenance behind these systems is critical to keeping processes running smoothly at hospitals, physician offices and care facilities.
With SNHU's online Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration with a concentration in Health Information Management, you'll focus on the integration of technology in healthcare organizations. As a graduate of one of our specialized healthcare administration programs, you'll be equipped to identify and implement business rules to develop effective medical information management systems, especially in supervisory positions.
SNHU’s specialized healthcare administration bachelor’s in health information management is ideal for students seeking managerial roles. Healthcare organizations can benefit from the use of healthcare data and its application to decision-making. The health information concentration keys in on areas administrators may need to understand more deeply, such as computerized diagnostic and treatment equipment, health insurance changes, record management systems, data processing technology, and activity reports on a variety of programs and services.
Students interested in focusing their career solely in the area of health information management are encouraged to consider SNHU’s BS in Health Information Management program.
By earning your healthcare administration bachelor’s in health information management, you’ll learn how to:
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission — to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your healthcare administration bachelor’s in health information management at SNHU include:
Healthcare is the largest industry in the United States, as well as the second largest employer. That's why the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects growth of 20% through 2026 for medical and health services managers.* Median annual salaries for this role, which vary by region and responsibility, were $96,540 in May 2016.*
A healthcare administration bachelor's in health information management positions graduates for managerial roles such as first-line supervisors, business intelligence analysts, administrative services managers and quality control systems managers.
The curriculum for our healthcare administration bachelor's in health information management combines technology knowledge - through courses such as Healthcare Data Management, Communication and Technologies, and Healthcare IT Infrastructure and Network Management - with our healthcare administration program's core, which zeroes in on business, ethics and policy. Courses are taught by leading professionals in the healthcare administration and IT fields.
SNHU's bachelor's in health information management program includes:
General Education Program
Our programs are designed to equip you with the skills and insights you need to move forward. In recent years, employers have stressed the need for graduates with higher order skills - the skills that go beyond technical knowledge - such as:
All bachelor's students are required to take general education classes. Through foundation, exploration and integration courses, students learn to think critically, creatively and collaboratively, giving you the edge employers are looking for.
Total Credits: 120
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer financial aid packages to those who qualify, plus a 30% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.
*Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually.
No Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
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