Health Information Management

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 13.7 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 28 k / Year(s)  
StudyQA ranking:5429 Duration:48 months


The Health Information Manager is a member of the health care team and is the professional responsible for management of health information systems consistent with medical, administrative, ethical and legal requirements. Health information professionals collect, analyze and utilize data to provide information critical to the health care industry. A Registered Record Administrator (RHIA) collects many kinds of data from a variety of sources, monitors the integrity of the information, ensures appropriate access to health records and manages the analysis and use of this data.

Traditionally, Health Information professionals have been employed as department managers in hospital centers. In this positions, the major areas of responsibility include: determining health information policies; planning; budgeting; acting as a liaison with other departments; evaluating employee performance; educating departmental staff, medical staff and ancillary departments to assure quality information; and serving on important committees such as quality management and utilization review.

Career opportunities in health information now extend well beyond the health information department and the acute care facility. Professionals with technical expertise, problem solving skills, knowledge of clinical medicine and superior communication skills are needed to ensure quality health care documentation, protecting patient confidentiality and develop and maintain the electronic health record. The need for accurate and up-to-date health records is not confined to health care facilities. RHIAs are employed by managed care organizations, insurance companies, law firms, physician offices, consulting firms, software companies and the pharmaceutical industry.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline February, October Tuition fee
  • USD 13683 Year (National)
  • USD 27978 Year (International)
Start date January,October 2015 Duration full-time 48 months Partnership Joint Languages Take an IELTS test
  • English
Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

The Health Information Management Program is a four year baccalaureate degree program which is completed in two stages. Students complete general education courses at an affiliate university. The professional courses in Health Information Management are then completed at Rutgers SHRP. (Second degree students and students with an Associates in Science or Associates in Arts (not AAA or AAS) may enter directly into the professional phase if prerequisites are completed.)

Professional Courses to be taken at Rutgers-SHRP:

1st Fall Semester

  • Intro to Health Care
  • Medical Terminology
  • Disease Pathology I
  • Health Record Data Management I
  • Legal Aspects of Health Information
  • Electronic Health Records

1st Spring Semester:

  • Principles of Scientific Inquiry
  • Disease Pathology II
  • Health Record Data Management II
  • Introduction to Coding
  • Classification & Reimb Systems

2nd Fall Semester

  • Guided Research & Statistics for HIM
  • inancial Concepts for HIM
  • Performance Improvement
  • Essentials of Health Computer Science
  • HIM Elective

2nd Spring Semester

  • Health Information Services Administration
  • HIM Competency Review
  • Human Resources Management
  • HIM Elective
  • Management Affiliation

English Language Requirements

IELTS band : 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test : 97

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Our primary emphasis is placed on the student’s academic promise as demonstrated by:

  • completion of required entrance subjects
  • academic performance in high school or its equivalent:
  • strength of academic program (number/type of academic, honors, or advanced placement courses completed)
  • grades and grade trends
  • weighted grade-point average(s)
  • cumulative rank, when available
  • SAT and/or ACT scores
  • English Proficiency Examination results, when required

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

Related Scholarships*

  • Academic Excellence Scholarship

    "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

  • Alumni Study Travel Fund

    Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.

  • Amsterdam Merit Scholarships

    The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.

* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.


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  • Gift aid does not require repayment and is divided into three categories: grants (which recognize financial need) and scholarships and awards (which recognize academic merit, special talents, or other achievements).
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  • Work-study allows students to earn money for college expenses while gaining valuable skills - often in their intended field.


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