Health Information Management - HIM Minor

(18 credit hours*)

The minor in health information management is a valuable choice for students in nursing, health services management, computer and information science, computer and information systems, psychology, sociology, or any technical field. According to the American Health Information Management Association, health information management plays a critical role in maintaining, collecting, and analyzing data that doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers rely on to deliver quality healthcare. Health information management involves managing patient health information and medical records, administering computer information systems and coding the diagnoses and procedures for healthcare services provided to patients.

Required Courses from Entry-Level Sequence (6 credits) Credits
HIM 100 Introduction to the Health Information Management Field 3
HIM 111 Medical Terminology 3
Elective Courses from Entry-Level Sequence (3 credits) Credits
HIM 212 Pathophysiology for Health Information Management 3
HIM 330 Databases in Health Information 3
Electives from Advanced Courses
(9 credit hours must be chosen from the courses in the list)
HIM 305 Inpatient Coding and Classification 3
HIM 306 Outpatient Coding and Classification 3
HIM 309 Legal Aspects of Health Information 3
HIM 313 Management for the Health Professions 3
HIM 401 Systems for the Evaluation and Improvement of Health Care 3
HIM 403 Introduction to Epidemiology 3
HIM 435 Healthcare Management/Medical Information Systems 3
HIM 440 Electronic Health Records 3
HIM 490 Selected Topics in Health Information Management 1-4

*At least eight credit hours must be taken at SUNY Polytechnic Institute. At least eight credit hours must not be required courses in the student’s major. The student must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (average of “C”) in the minor.


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