|Faculty:||School of Health and Human Services
|Field of Study:||Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
|Description:||Students will learn to use computer technologies to capture and analyze data, and to create health information for health care delivery use, as well as financial and management planning. Health records are the primary source of information used by hospitals and health care facilities to code services for reimbursement purposes. This information is also needed by public health officials to indicate disease patterns and trends, and by medical researchers for analysis, comparison, and decision support.
Health service careers are among the fastest growing occupations in the economy. There's a whole new growth market for the skills and training of health information management and health information professionals. An aging population and increasing healthcare needs, combined with the focus on accountability, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care services delivery, has led to a skills shortage. People with information management, data collection and analysis, and data security skills are in demand.