Is Now the Right Time to Advance in the Health Care Field?

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The American health care system is undergoing dramatic changes that center on the integration of technology in patient care. Hospitals and health care organizations are upgrading health technology systems and moving from paper to electronic records. These changes have created a need for health information management (HIM) professionals with specialized skills in collecting, analyzing, and protecting vital patient information. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that jobs for medical and health services managers, which include health information jobs, will grow by 17 percent between 2014 and 2024, which is much faster than the average for all occupations.1

Opportunities in Health Information Management Are Expected to Remain on the Rise.

Health information management combines the disciplines of medicine, management, finance, information technology, and law. Because of this unique mixture, HIM graduates can move into a variety of positions in many types of health-related organizations.2

Kaplan University’s online Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management program can prepare you to play a key role in this dynamic field. Our Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management program offers a solid foundation in planning, designing, managing, and evaluating electronic health information and data systems. It combines theory and practice, and can help prepare you to meet the demands of today’s increasingly complex electronic health environment. You’ll learn how to use services and technologies to effectively support operations, management, and decision-making initiatives within the health information field.


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1 Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Medical and Health Service Managers, Management/Medical-and-health-services-managers.htm. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.

2 Kaplan University’s programs are designed to prepare graduates to pursue the stated positions, which have varying responsibilities. However, Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement. Additional training or certification may be required. In addition, job titles and responsibilities may vary from organization to organization.