The mission of the Department of Health Information Administration is to prepare confident, competent, and contributing professionals, many of whom are underrepresented in the health care professions, to function in ever-changing health information management and technology systems. Graduates will be equipped through engaging in life-long learning, and will serve as advocates for patient and consumer health privacy and confidentiality.
Our vision is to be recognized as a leader in health information and informatics education and to empower individuals to serve as leaders in the health information management profession.
After completion of the Health Information Administration program, the graduates will:
- Produce organization-wide health record documentation guidelines.(I.B.1)
- Analyze clinical data to identify trends that demonstrate quality, safety, and effectiveness of health care. (II.B.2)
- Create and implement organization-wide confidentiality policies and procedures. (II.B.2)
- Examine and contribute to the development of networks, including intranet and internet applications to facilitate the electronic health record (EHR), personal health record (PHR), public health, and other administrative applications. (IV.A.1)
- Manage human resources to facilitate staff recruitment, retention, and supervision. (V.A.1)
- Apply general principles of management in the administration of health information services. (V.A.1)
Reference: Taken from the 2011 AHIMA Curriculum Competencies and Knowledge Cluster – Health Information Management Baccalaureate Degree.