Health information management plays a key role in the medical field.
To provide quality health care, it's essential to know a patient's medical history. Health information professionals are the gatekeepers of critical medical data. From symptoms to treatment to billing, professionals collect, analyze, and protect patients' medical information. This helps physicians make important decisions when it comes to our well being.
Professionals also analyze trends in healthcare. They observe how patients use healthcare, what diseases are on the rise, and which illnesses are decreasing. This information helps them make decisions and predictions about health needs in the human population.
The health information field is engaging. Daily work offers plenty of variety in business, technology, and science. From large hospitals to small offices, you'll have your pick of where you want to spend your career.
You also get to work with a variety of people in the medical field. Clinical, administrative, and financial professionals all rely on quality health information management to get their job done.
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Point of Pride
The Health Informatics and Management program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management Education. The program was last accredited in 2019 for 10 years.
The HIM program was named to the Best Value Health Information Management Bachelor's programs list for 2019.
More than 80 percent graduate job placement in healthcare jobs or further education within 6 months of graduation for the last three years.
Why study Healthcare Leadership?
Healthcare Leadership at Illinois State has a strong focus on both medical science and business. You'll get hands-on experience with tools used in the healthcare field, such as electronic health records and billing tools. You'll also spend time learning business and leadership skills that will enable you to excel in the field.
Our dedicated lab space has 30 dual-screen computers with up-to-date technology that matches what you'll use in your career.
Our internship experience will take you out of the classroom and into a professional setting. Your work as an intern will mirror the work you'll do after graduation. It's a great way to put what you've learned into practice.
Come see campus and meet with campus representatives either in person or virtually. Optional chances to meet with academic department, honors, and financial aid.