Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management

The Bachelor Science in Health Information Management (BSHIM) program is offered in partnership with the Rutgers School of Health Related Professions. The 124-credit program is designed to provide knowledge and skills for health information professionals, including information policies, planning, budgeting, quality assurance, liaison to medical professions, statistical analysis, regulatory compliance, code diagnoses and management. The content is based on the accreditation standards of the Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) so that the graduate can pass the national registry examination as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA).

The Bachelor Science in Health Information Management program is a joint degree program with Rutgers School of Health Related Professions and Thomas Edison State College. Rutgers School of Health Related Professions provides Health Information Management professional credits while Thomas Edison State College provides general education and two general management courses.

Prospective students must apply through Rutgers School of Health Related Professions, observing the Application Deadlines of March 1 for the fall semester and July 1 for the spring semester. Note that Dietetics is only offered once per year, with an application deadline of March 1. Applications may be obtained from Rutgers by calling (973) 972-5454 or by emailing shrpadm@shrp.rutgers.edu. For information contact Program Director Barbara J. Manger, MPA, RHIA, CCS, FAHIMA at (973) 972-4356 or him@shrp.rutgers.edu. Once students are admitted, they are assigned an academic advisor from Rutgers, who will work with them on planning their academic programs.

BSHIM Credit Distribution

Subject Area/Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 60
A. Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
  • English Composition I (ENC-101)
(3)
  • English Composition II (ENC-102)
(3)
  • College Algebra (MAT-121) or above
(3)
  • Computer Concepts (CIS-107) or above
(3)
  • Electives in Intellectual and Practical Skills
(3)
B. Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World 20
  • Psychology or Sociology
(3)
  • Statistics (STA-201)
(3)
  • Technical Writing (ENG-201)
(3)
  • Anatomy & Physiology I
(4)
  • Anatomy & Physiology II
(4)
  • Second Science
(3)
C. Personal and Social Responsibility 9
  • Diversity/Global Literacy
(3)
  • Responsible Ethical Leadership
(3)
  • Ethics or Diversity Elective
(3)
D. Integrative and Applied Learning 16
  • Leadership Communication
(3)
  • Scientific Inquiry (IDST-3510)
(3)
  • Electives Selected by Learner
(10)
II. Area of Study 58
  • Introduction to Health Care (BINF-3000)
(1)
  • Introduction to Medical Coding (BINF-3311)
(3)
  • Principles of Management (MAN-301)
(3)
  • Principles of Financial Accounting (ACC-101)
(3)
  • Human Resources Management (IDST-4300)
(3)
  • Medical Terminology (BINF-3010)
(3)
  • Legal Aspects of HIM (BINF-3110)
(3)
  • Health Record Data Management I (BINF-3126)
(3)
  • Health Record Data Management II (BINF-3127)
(2)
  • Classification and Reimbursement Systems (BINF-3301)
(3)
  • Disease Pathology I (BINF-3411)
(2)
  • Disease Pathology II (BINF-3412)
(3)
  • Directed Practice (BINF-3619)
(1)
  • Electronic Health Records (BINF-4311)
(3)
  • Guided Research & Statistics I (BINF-4221)
(2)
  • Guided Research & Statistics II (BINF-4222)
(2)
  • Performance Improvement (BINF-4310)
(3)
  • Essentials of Health Computer Science (BINF-5000)
(3)
  • Health Info Svc Admin (BINF-4305)
(3)
  • HIM Competency Review (BINF-4500)
(3)
  • Healthcare Finance and Budgeting (IDST-4116)
(3)
  • Management Affiliation (Capstone Course) (BINF-4619)
(3)
III. HIM Electives: Approved paired courses
Students complete 6 credits in one elective option
6
A. See advisor, Elective Coding Courses (6 cr.)  
  • Coding with ICD (BINF-4312)
(4)
  • Coding with CPT (BINF-4313)
(2)
B. See advisor, Elective Compliance Courses (6 cr.)  
  • Healthcare Compliance I (BINF-4536)
(3)
  • Healthcare Compliance II (BINF-4537)
(3)
C. See advisor, Elective Health Informatics Courses (6 cr.)  
  • Healthcare Info Systems (BINF-5005)
(3)
  • Intro to Biomedical Informatics (BINF-5100)
(3)
D. See advisor, Elective Clinical Trials Courses (6 cr.)  
  • Clinical Trials Overview (BPHE-5310)
(3)
  • Reg. and Ethical Req. in Clin. Invest. (BPHE-5521)
(3)
E. See advisor, Elective Health Info Leadership Courses (6 cr.)  
  • Health Care Finance (BINF-5131)
(3)
  • Health Services Issues and Trends (IDST-5110)
(3)
  • Mgmt. and Leadership in Healthcare (IDST-5600)
(3)
Total 124

 

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