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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.
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.
Purdue U Global’s online Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management program can prepare you to play a key role in this dynamic field. The 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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