Program Description

GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT DISCLOSURE
As part of new federal regulations, LLU is providing required information regarding the following gainful employment (GE) program.  The following link will provide information regarding the cost of the certificate, financing available, median debt, normal timeframe for completion, and job placement rates for students that have completed this program. To view this information, Click Here.

PROFESSION
 
The success of a team of health care professionals will need to have the information organized so that decisions and patient care plans can be made. The health information manager will bring together data to assist the health care team, the patient, and the administration staff. The student who has interests in computer science, business management, the law, and medicine will find the role of the health information manager challenging and rewarding. Health information managers find many opportunities in policy-making, financial management, decision support and research in varying sectors of the health industry. Once known as medical record librarians, today's managers need more information and understanding as they bring together all of the data available as a policy is made or as a patient is treated. A person who is interested in how information is processed and retained will find this role challenging, as well as satisfying. Cutting-edge technology, which is always changing, plays a big part in the arena of information management.

PROGRAM 
The Health Information Management Certificate program is designed for the professional who has a bachelor's degree. The program involves six quarters of instruction and clinical affiliations. The academic load is 85 units, but it may be reduced depending on previous instruction received.

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION AND CERTIFICATION 
Upon completion of the certificate, the graduate is eligible to write the qualifying examination of the American Health Information Management Association for the designation of RHIA (Registered Health Information Administrator).

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Program Length

2 years (6 quarters)

Possible Careers

Health Information Management, Management, Health Care Administration, Leadership

Application Deadlines

Quarter Application Open Priority Deadline Final Deadline
Autumn of 2023 Aug 7, 2022 Jun 1, 2023 Aug 1, 2023

Admissions Requirements

The student must have earned a bachelor's degree at an accredited college or university, and have a minimum GPA of 2.5. C-minus grades are not acceptable for transfer credit.

Prerequisites

- Human anatomy and physiology with lab (complete sequence) 
- Medical terminology
- College algebra
- Psychology elective (one course)
- Business communications
- Interpersonal Communications

Discipline Accrediting Agency

The Health Information Management Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM), 200 East Randolph St., Suite 5100, Chicago, IL 60601.
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Expected Cost of Attendance

Academic Year 2023-2024

Year of Program: Year 1 Year 2
Tuition $18,490 $18,060
Fees
Books & Supplies $5,100 $2,450
Instruments
Misc (e.g., Boards, Licensing exam, Uniforms)
Total $23,590 $20,510

Notes

Expected costs for the 2023-2024 academic year are based on full time attendance. From year to year, increases are anticipated consistent with inflation in the professional education sector.

Estimated Living Expenses

Academic Year 2023-2024, off campus, with a roommate

Year of Program: Year 1 Year 2
Months enrolled 9 9
Room & Board $15,885 $15,885
Transportation $3,150 $3,150
Personal Expenses $2,250 $2,250

Notes

  • Amounts are what a student can apply to borrow for the number of months shown in each academic year based on living off campus with a roommate and not with a relative.
  • International students need to calculate 12 months of living expenses based on the numbers listed here.
  • In general, to qualify for financial aid a student must be enrolled at least half time taking degree requirements. Half time is 6 units in a quarter for undergraduate programs and 4 units in a quarter for graduate programs.