Health Care Information Management (HCIM)
This interdisciplinary degree program began in 2008. It is the first degree program at Idaho State University that is jointly taught and administered by two accredited colleges: The College of Business (COB) and the Kasiska School of Health Professions (KSHP).
Federal stimulus money and the emphasis on medical records are projected to lead to 51,000 additional jobs in health care information technology over the next five years.
Combining courses in health care administration, general business and computer information systems, the Health Care Information Management degree prepares students to work in hospitals, health clinics, and doctors' offices, as well as other health related organizations.
Your Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Health Care Information Management and an accompanying major in Computer Information Systems will enable you to immediately take your place as a valued professional in a health care organization of any size such as hospitals, health clinics, and doctors' offices, as well as other health-related organizations.
The HCIM Major includes a broad education in business, but also includes courses in Computer Information Systems (CIS) and Health Care Administration (HCA). CIS courses are designed to provide the student with a solid foundation in systems development, database, network administration, computer security, and project management.
HCA courses provide a foundation of knowledge about the U.S. health system and the role of information systems in the health care industry. All of this is put into practice with a semester-long practicum, where students actually work in a health care organization to gain practical experience.
Contact an Advisor
The best way to learn about matching your interests with the requirements for the HCIM major is to schedule a visit with an academic adviser. Contact Susan Hooks: Office: BA 203 - Main Floor; Phone: (208)282-3448; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.