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  • Health Information Management Career Outlook

    Health Information Management combines science, computers, management, and law into potential careers in the healthcare field.(1)

    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Health Information Managers are responsible for the maintenance and security of a healthcare facility's patient records. They also are a critical link between healthcare providers, payers, and patients.

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    Health Information Managers may be required to do the following:

    • Stay up-to-date with technology, healthcare laws, and proposed regulations.
    • Work closely with Health Information Technicians.
    • Ensure databases with patient information are complete and accurate.
    • Allow only authorized personnel to have access to patient records.

    Health Information Management Careers and Job Prospects

    The job outlook for medical and health services managers is growing at a healthy pace: the BLS expects employment in this administrative role in healthcare to increase by 17 percent from 2014 to 2024, which is much faster than the average for all occupations.

    Faster-than-average job growth in this field is due to an aging population requiring more medical care, as well as the continued use of electronic health records among all kinds of healthcare providers.

    Health Information Management job opportunities exist in hospitals, multispecialty clinics, and physician practices as well as long-term care, mental health, and education.(1)

    Topics in our online degree program include health data management, healthcare systems analysis and operation, database design and management, and healthcare ethics and privacy issues while our hands-on classes involve student-led research studies and electronic practical lab experience.