Health Sciences

SCHOOL OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND NURSING

Health Information Management


Health information managers are a vital and integral part of the health care team. They play an important role in the planning, design, implementation, management, use and evaluation of information systems and electronic health records. Health information managers are the specialists who secure, analyze, integrate, maintain and provide reliable and accurate information the steers the healthcare industry.

CAHIIM logoThe School of Health Professions and Nursing at LIU Post offers a Bachelor of Science or a Certificate in Health Information Management. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The program prepares students to monitor and manage the health information systems critical to institutional operations and patient care. Completion of the requirements will establish eligibility for the national certification examination administered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Students who successfully pass the national examination receive certification and the designation of Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA).

Utilizing an applicant’s existing degree and pre-requisite coursework, the program is structured to provide professional education with a comprehensive curriculum. The program is guided by the principle of quality health care through quality information. Method of delivery The certificate courses are delivered in a completely online format. It is expected that students will be logging into the learning management system on a daily basis to review the material posted and complete all assigned work.

Fully Online 

The certificate courses are delivered in a completely online format. It is expected that students will be logging into the learning management system on a daily basis to review the material posted and complete all assigned work.

Information for Former Students 

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced in January of 2009 that the ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS conversion will be implemented into the HIPAA mandated code set on October 1, 2014. As a result of this conversion from ICD-9, effective September 1, 2013, any student who has re-entered the LIU HIM Program, must re-enroll and re-take all major courses which the student had completed prior to 2010 in order to meet current content requirements for completion of the Health Information Management degree and for certification as registered health information administrators. Please contact the program director to discuss these curriculum changes and how it will impact the fulfillment of your degree requirements.

National Certification Exam Passage Rate for the HIM Program

  •     2012-2013 = 67%



B.S. in Health Information Management

In the competitive and complex environment of today's health care system, the proper management of health information is essential. The 129-credit Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Management, accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM), offers a course of study that prepares students to monitor and manage the medical data systems critical to institutional operations and patient care.

Completion of the requirements will establish eligibility to sit for the national certification examination administered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Students who successfully pass the national examination receive certification and the designation of Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA). The program is structured to provide a professional education with a comprehensive curriculum and is guided by the principle of quality health care through quality information.

Senior Level Courses are 100% online
The final 30 credits of the program are delivered in a completely online format. It is expected that students will be logging into the learning management system on a daily basis to review the material posted and complete all assigned work. This portion is designed as a cohort program that must be completed in one year.

*Please note HIM 104C requires sponsorship by an acute care Health Information Management Department. See
Course Descriptions.

 

Accreditation

The Health Information Management baccalaureate degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) (www.cahiim.org)

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the demand for health information professionals will increase by 20 percent through 2018. Registered Health Information Administrators can earn more than $80,000 per year while improving patient care, office efficiency and regulatory compliance.