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 = 38 semester hours (which must include nine semester hours of the Clarkson College core curriculum).
  • Support Courses = 16 semester hours
  • Health Information Major Courses = 62 semester hours
  • Health Care Business Elective Courses = 12 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. Core and 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
◊ Intercultural Communication Health Care Core IC 200 Developing Cultural Competence OR  IC 250 Advancing Cultural Competence 3
Humanities Health Care Core HU 200 A Cultural History of the Healing Arts OR HU 205 The History of Science, Technology and Medicine OR HU 210 American Social Movements OR HU 215 Academic Travel Abroad Humanities 3
Ethics, Empathy, and Advocacy Health Care Core EA 200 Biomedical Ethics in Health Care OR EA 205 Death and Dying OR EA 210 American Poverty and Health Care OR EA 215 Abnormal Psychology 3
MA 120 College Algebra 3
ST 310 Statistics 3
  Electives 17
    Total 38
Support Courses (16 semester hours) Semester Hours
BU 104 Basic Computer Applications 3
BU 205 Advanced Computer Applications 2
GEN 105 Medical Terminology 1
HM 180 Essentials of Pharmacology 2
HM 224 Anatomy and Physiology for HIM 4
HM 324 Disease Process 4
    Total 16
Health Information Major Courses (62 semester hours) Semester Hours
BU 240 Health Care Delivery Systems 3
BU 310 Revenue Cycle Management 3
BU 320 Human Resource Management 3
BU 355 Managing Health Care Departments 3
BU 375 Concepts of Leadership 2
BU 411 Operations and Quality Management 3
BU 425 Project Management 3
BU 450 Strategic Management 3
HM 108 Concepts and Principles of HIM 3
HM 255 Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Information 3
HM 230 Coding I 3
HM 260 Data Management and Analytics 3
HM 331 Coding II 3
HM 332 Coding III 3
HM 342 Health Care Information Systems 3
HM 367  ◊ Professional Practice Experience 3
HM 444 Advanced Health Care Information Systems 4
HM 460 Advanced Data Management and Analytics 4
HM 477 HIA Assessment 1
HM 496 Internship 3
HM 499 ◊ Capstone 3
    Total 62
Health Care Business Elective Courses (12 of the following 27 semester hours) Semester Hours
BU 121 Survey of Economics 3
BU 130 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
BU 199 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3
BU 210 Business Communications 3
BU 211 Business Law and Ethics 3
BU 306 Principles of Management 3
BU 326 Principles of Marketing 3
BU 344 Business Finance 3
BU 371 Organizational Behavior 3
    Total 12

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
HM 108 Concepts and Principles of HIM 3
GEN 105 Medical Terminology 1
HM 224 Anatomy & Physiology for HIM 4
BU 104 Basic Computer Applications 3
  General Education Elective 2
    Total 13
Spring Semester Semester Hours
HM 180 Essentials of Pharmacology 2
EN 101 English Composition I 3
HM 324 Disease Process 4
BU 240 Health Care Delivery Systems 3
BU 205 Advanced Computer Applications 2
    Total 14
Summer Semester Semester Hours
HM 255 Legal and Ethical aspects of Health Information 3
HM 260 Data Management and Analytics 3
EN 102 English Composition II 3
HC Core Health Care Core:  ◊ Intercultural Communications IC , Humanities HU, Ethics, Empathy & Advocacy EA. View complete list of Health Care Core Courses. 3
    Total 12

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Semester Hours
HC Core Health Care Core:  ◊ Intercultural Communications IC , Humanities HU, Ethics, Empathy & Advocacy EA. View complete list of Health Care Core Courses. 3
MA 120 College Algebra 3
BU 335 Managing Healthcare Departments 3
BU 425 Project Management 3
  General Education Elective 3
    Total 15
Spring Semester Semester Hours
HM 230 Coding I 3
HM 342 Health Care Information Systems 3
ST 310 Statistics 3
  Health Care Business Elective 3
    Total 12
Summer Semester Semester Hours
BU 310 Revenue Cycle Management 3
HM 331 Coding II 3
  General Education Elective 3
  Health Care Business Elective 3
    Total 12

Junior Year

Fall Semester Semester Hours
HM 332 Coding III 3
HM 367 ◊ Professional Practice Experience 3
HM 444 Advanced Healthcare Information Systems 4
  General Education Elective 3
    Total 13
Spring Semester Semester Hours
BU 320 Human Resources 3
HM 460 Advanced Data Management and Analytics 4
BU 375 Concepts of Leadership 2
  General Education Elective 3
    Total 12
Summer Semester Semester Hours
HC Core Health Care Core:  ◊ Intercultural Communications IC , Humanities HU, Ethics, Empathy & Advocacy EA. View complete list of Health Care Core Courses. 3
BU 450 Strategic Management 3
  General Education Elective 3
  Health Care Business Elective 3
    Total 12

Senior Year

Fall Semester Semester Hours
BU 411 Operations and Quality Management 3
  Health Care Business Elective 3
HM 477 Health Information Administration Assessment 1
HM 496 Internship 3
HM 499 ◊ Capstone 3
    Total 13

Grand Total Semester Hours 128