Now more than ever, a degree in Health Information Management serves a critical need in healthcare to manage and protect information flow for quality patient care. These highly-trained HIM professionals are vital to the daily operations of healthcare management and electronic health records in both large hospitals and private practice. If you love data and research and are intrigued with working in the healthcare field, this could be the career for you.
Four major focus areas
- Medical/Bio Informatics – physician and research based, attracts medical students
- Nursing Informatics – clinical and research based, attracts nursing students
- Public Health Informatics – public health and biosurveillance based, attracts public health students
- Applied Informatics – addresses the flow of medical information in an electronic environment and covers process, policy and technological solutions, attracts HIM students