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Bachelor of Health Informatics and Information Management

About Health Informatics and Information Management

Health Informatics and Information Management (HIIM) is a challenging career option for people interested in medicine, technology, and management.  These are dynamic fields that blend healthcare information systems with business administration and management.  Implementation of electronic health records has increased the need for skilled health informatics and information management (HIIM) individuals and has broadened opportunities for HIIM practice.  Employment is found in a variety of organizations, including hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation centers, home health agencies, health plans, insurance agencies, governmental agencies, educational institutions, vendor organizations and research centers. 

Health Informatics (HI) professionals innovate healthcare delivery and impact patient outcomes by analyzing, designing, implementing, and evaluating information systems. Health informaticians assess the information needs of healthcare providers and consumers, evaluate and enhance clinical processes, and participate in the customization, development, implementation and evaluation of clinical information systems.

Health Information Management (HIM) professionals are experts in managing the collection, storage, retrieval and interpretation of healthcare information.  To provide the highest quality health care delivery, health information is used not only for patient care, but also in medico-legal issues, research, planning and evaluation.  HIM professionals are vital to the daily operations management of health information and electronic health records (EHRs). They ensure a patient's health information and records are complete, accurate, and protected.