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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: n/a
  • Foreign: $ 425 / Module
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

    August; January; May

    Description

    If you have an interest in computers, health care and business you will find that the field of health information is a challenging and fulfilling career option. Many graduates are employed in hospitals, but job growth is projected to be greatest in physicians' offices and clinics, nursing homes, and home health agencies.

    The Health Information Management program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs in collaboration with the American Health Information Management Association. At the end of the program, you will be eligible to apply to write the national certification examination to earn the designation of Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA).

    Get a Great Job

    Health Information Managers have the skills and abilities to accept supervisory positions in health care facilities. They may decide to do the same kind of work as the health information technician or supervise the daily routine of the medical record department, working with the employees to make sure that procedures are carried out correctly. They may be responsible for training employees or evaluating their performance. Other health information managers work as private consultants, or work with various individuals in the health care setting to plan, assure that the facility meets accreditation requirements or serve as coordinators between other departments that deal with health information.

    Earnings of health information managers vary by type and size of facility, level of responsibility and geographic region. The middle 50% earned between $62,170 and $104,120. (Bureau of Labor Statistics 2012-2013) Graduates of the program are immediately employable in a variety of health care settings.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline August; January; May Tuition fee
    • USD 425 Module (International)

    *tuition fee per credit hour

    Start date January,May,August 2015 Credits 131
    Duration full-time 24 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode Online Educational variant Part-time Intensity Flexible Part-time variant Flexible Structure Fully structured Attendance No Attendance Teacher support Continuous support with feedback on request

    Course Content

    General Education

    • BIOL 109 Basic Human Anatomy-Physiology
    • ENGL 150 English 1
    • ENGL 250 English 2
    • ENGL 321 Advanced Composition

    Choose one:

    • COMM 105 Interpersonal Communication
    • COMM 221 Small Group Decision Making
    • Scientific Understanding
    • Cultural Enrichment
    • Social Awareness

    Core

    • ACCT 201 Principles of Accounting 1
    • CAHS 300 Health Information Systems
    • CCHS 101 Orientation-Health Care
    • CCHS 102 Safety Issues-Health Care 1
    • ISYS 200 Database Design-Implementation
    • MGMT 301 Applied Management
    • MRIS 103 Medical Terminology

    Major

    • CCHS 315 Epidemiology - Statistics
    • HCSA 202 Health Care Law
    • HCSA 310 Health Care Finance
    • HCSA 336 Health Care Supervisory Pract
    • HCSA 345 Internship Orientation
    • HCSA 474 Health Care Strategic Applicat
    • MRIS 101 Intro to Health Info Systems
    • MRIS 122 Health Information Systems
    • MRIS 123 Health Informat Systems 1 Lab
    • MRIS 204 ICD-10-CM Coding
    • MRIS 205 ICD-10-PCS Coding
    • MRIS 209 Quality Mgmt in Health Care
    • MRIS 210 Fundamentals Disease Processes
    • MRIS 211 CPT Coding 3 MRIS 228
    • MRIS 261 Health Infor Technology Review 1
    • MRIS 293 Professional Practice 1
    • MRIS 402 Health Infor Management Prin
    • MRIS 404 Research in Health Infor Mgmt
    • MRIS 461 Health Infor Management Review
    • MRIS 493 Professional Practice
    • ISYS 105
    • MATH 115

    Minimum credit hours required for B.S. degree: 131 For graduates of a Commission on Acreditation Health Informatics and Information Management accredited associate degree program in Health Information Technology, the professional courses in the Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Management may be completed online.


    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.


    University requirements


    Program requirements

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 5.5 TOEFL iBT® test : 61

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS

    Requirements

    Applicants for admission to the Health Information Management program must have a 2.5 GPA in high school or college work.

    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 Ferris State University.

    Funding

    Ferris Statewide Endowed Scholarship: All students enrolled in an off-campus, site–based, undergraduate program for at least six credit hours are eligible to apply.

    Ferris Statewide Freshman Achievement Scholarship: This scholarship will be automatically awarded to the first 25 students who meet the scholarship criteria.

    Ferris Statewide Adult Learner Life Changing Scholarship: This scholarship will be awarded to the first 25 newly admitted students who meet the scholarship criteria and submit all application materials.

    Ferris Statewide Transfer Achievement Scholarship: This scholarship will be automatically awarded to the first 75 students who meet the scholarship criteria.

    The Roberta Teahen Scholarship: Students wishing to be considered for this scholarship must be admitted to and enrolled at a Ferris State University Statewide (off-campus) location for at least 5 credit hours.

    Ferris/GRCC Assist Scholarship: A scholarship will be awarded to a full-time or part-time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled with both Ferris State University and Grand Rapids Community College.

    Digital Animation and Game Design Student Scholarship: A scholarship will be awarded to a Ferris student majoring in Digital Animation and Game Design, to be used exclusively for educational expenses.

    Digital Media Software Engineering Student Scholarship: A scholarship will be awarded to a Ferris student majoring in Digital Media Software Engineering, to to be used exclusively for educational expenses.

    Grand Rapids Endowed Scholarship Student Scholarship: A scholarship will be awarded to a Ferris student admitted to any Grand Rapids program, full-time or part-time undergraduate or graduate student, to be used exclusively for educational expenses.

    Industrial Technology & Management Student Scholarship: A scholarship will be awarded to a Ferris student majoring in Industrial Technology and Management, to be used exclusively for educational expenses.

    Molecular Diagnostics Annual Scholarship: A scholarship will be awarded to a Ferris student majoring in Molecular Diagnostics and attending classes at the Grand Rapids campus, to be used exclusively for educational expenses.

    Alumni Board Scholarship: The College of Education and Human Services Alumni Board annually offers four scholarshipsfor which students apply. Members of the Alumni Board evaluate student applications on the basis of their academic records, leadership potential, service to Ferris State University, and written essays.

    Millard J. and Ida Quinlan Scholarship: Mr. Millard Quinlan and his sister, Ida, were Michigan teachers for over thirty years. In recognition of their excellence in teaching, the Quinlan Scholarship funds up to 25% of tuition and other educational related expenses to academically successful students from Luce, Mackinaw, and Chippewa Counties.

    Scott D. Whitener Memorial, Dean’s Excellence in Education Scholarship: Dr. Whitener, the former Dean of the College of Education, was known throughout Michigan for his commitment to students, innovation, and excellence. He was very active and engaged throughout his career to ensure that Ferris State University students succeed. This scholarship honors the late Dr. Whitener and supports students who demonstrate achievement and leadership.

    Accreditation

    Ferris offers select programs in an online format so you can move ahead without moving all over town. We offer many certificates as well as bachelor degree-completion programs and master's degree programs.

    In addition to our many programs which can be completed fully online, we also have some programs which have the added feature of some face to face instruction. Our Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning and Refrigeration degree, Technical Education (Pro-Mo-Ted), and Master's degree in Business Administration all provide the opportunity to have the best of both worlds...a majority of the coursework online, blended with some face-to-face traditional classroom time, to give you an opportunity to meet others in your program and get to know your faculty instructors!

    The Health Information Management program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs in collaboration with the American Health Information Management Association. At the end of the program, you will be eligible to apply to write the national certification examination to earn the designation of Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA).

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