Bachelor of Science in Health Care Business with major in Health Information Administration

Director of Health Care Business
Carla Dirkschneider, M.S., RHIA
PH 402.552.6295  TF 800.647.5500 
dirkschneider@clarksoncollege.edu

Introduction

The Bachelor of Science in Health Care Business degree with a major in Health Information Administration (HIA) is designed to develop the knowledge, leadership and critical-thinking skills for individuals to become successful in the health information management field.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Health Care Business degree with a major in Health Information Administration, graduates will:

  • Ascertain the entry-level competencies of AHIMA’s domains and sub-domains for a Registered Health Information Management Administrator (RHIA).
  • Practice awareness of cultural, ethnic, gender and lifestyle differences.
  • Demonstrate proficiency of written and verbal communication skills necessary for the HIM environment.
  • Apply and use the appropriate technology and decision support tools in order to succeed in the HIM setting.
  • Demonstrate ethical, professional and legal standards of conduct appropriate for the environment of HIM.

Curriculum Requirements

In order to complete a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Business degree with a major in Health Information Administration major at Clarkson College, students must successfully complete a total of 128 semester hours. These hours must be distributed as follows:

  • General Education = 40 semester hours (which must include nine semester hours of the Clarkson College core curriculum).
  • Support Courses = 18 semester hours
  • Business Major Core Courses = 24 semester hours
  • Health Information Major Courses = 46 semester hours

Service Requirements

Service reflects a holistic view that focuses on how individuals provide high quality, ethical and compassionate service in the field of health care and the community at large. Students will become familiar with service agencies, connect learning with practice and engage in civic service activities to live and demonstrate the Clarkson College Values of Learning, Caring, Commitment, Integrity and Excellence.

All students are required to complete designated service courses as a component of their program of study. Successful completion of service experiences is required to pass the designated service courses. Designated service courses are identified using the following symbol: ◊

Required courses for Bachelor of Science in Health Care Business with Major in Health Information Administration (HIA) Program

View course descriptions for Health Care Business Program or General Education

General Education Courses (40 semester hours) Semester Hours
EN 101 English Composition I 3
EN 102 English Composition II 3
HC 104 ◊ Core I: Effective Interactions in the World of Health Care 3
HC 204 Core II: A Cultural History of the Healing Arts 3
HC 304 Core III: Ethical & Cultural Frontiers in U.S. Health Care 3
MA 120 College Algebra 3
ST 310 Statistics 3
  Electives 19
    Total 40
Support Courses (18 semester hours) Semester Hours
BU 104 Basic Computer Applications 3
BU 204 Advanced Computer Applications 3
GEN 105 Medical Terminology 1
HM 224 Anatomy and Physiology for HIM 4
HM 304 Pharmacology and Drug Administration 3
HM 324 Disease Process 4
    Total 18
Business Major Core Courses (24 semester hours) Semester Hours
BU 130 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
BU 306 Principles of Management 3
BU 320 Human Resource Management 3
BU 329 Operations Management 3
BU 344 Business Finance 3
BU 371 Organizational Behavior 3
BU 425 Project Management 3
BU 442 Strategic Planning 3
    Total 24
Health Information Administration Major Courses (46 semester hours) Semester Hours
HM 163 Introduction to Health Information Management 2
HM 164 Health Information Management Applications 3
HM 230 Coding I 3
BU 240 Health Care Delivery Systems 3
HM 266 Health Care Statistics 2
HM 280 Electronic Health Record 2
BU 310 Revenue Cycle Management 3
HM 331 Coding II 3
HM 332 Coding III 3
HM 342 Health Care Information Systems 3
HM 344 Legal and Compliance Issues 3
HM 367 ◊ Professional Practice Experience 3
HM 410 Quality Management and Process  Improvement 3
HM 440 Database Design and Management 3
BU 443 Advanced Health Care Information Systems 3
HM 477 Health Information Administration Assessment 1
HM 496 ◊ Internship 3
    Total 46

Total Semester Hours in Program 128

Sample curriculum plan for Bachelor of Science in Health Care Business with Major in Health Information Administration Program

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Semester Hours
HC 104 ◊ Core I: Effective Interactions in the World of Health Care 3
GEN 105 Medical Terminology 1
HM 224 Anatomy & Physiology for HIM 4
HM 163 Introduction to Health Information Management 2
BU 130 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
    Total 13
Spring Semester Semester Hours
HM 164 Health Information Management Applications 3
BU 104 Basic Computer Applications 3
HM 324 Disease Process 4
BU 240 Health Care Delivery Systems 3
    Total 13
Summer Semester Semester Hours
BU 204 Advanced Computer Applications 3
EN 101 English Composition I 3
BU 306 Principles of Management 3
  Elective 3
    Total 12

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Semester Hours
HM 304 Pharmacology 3
MA 120 College Algebra 3
  Electives 6
    Total 12
Spring Semester Semester Hours
HM 230 Coding I 3
HM 342 Health Care Information Systems 3
HC 204 Core II: A Cultural History in the Healing Arts 3
HM 344 Legal and Compliance Issues 3
  Elective 3
    Total 15
Summer Semester Semester Hours
BU 310 Revenue Cycle Management 3
HM 280 Electronic Health Record 2
HM 266 Health Care Statistics 2
EN 102 English Composition II 3
HM 331 Coding II 3
    Total 13

Junior Year

Fall Semester Semester Hours
HM 332 Coding II 3
BU 344 Business Finance 3
HM 440 Database Design and Management 3
HM 410 Quality Management and Process Improvement 3
    Total 12
Spring Semester Semester Hours
BU 320 Human Resources 3
HM 443 Advanced Health Care Information Systems 3
HM 367 Professional Practice Experience 3
  Elective 4
    Total 13
Summer Semester Semester Hours
ST 310 Statistics 3
BU 371 Organizational Behavior 3
BU 329 Operations Management 3
  Elective 3
    Total 12

Senior Year

Fall Semester Semester Hours
BU 442 Strategic Planning 3
BU 425 Project Management 3
HC 304 Core III: Ethical and Cultural Frontiers in U.S. Health Care< 3
HM 496 ◊ Internship 3
HM 477 Health Information Administration Assessment 1
    Total 13

Grand Total Semester Hours 128