The University of Toledo offers a bachelor of science degree in health information administration. This degree requires 120 credit hours for graduation and can be completed online. It encompasses a broad range of disciplines including medicine, health, business, informatics and information management. Graduates serve in a variety of health care managerial and administrative roles, including planning, organizing, controlling and evaluating health information systems; applying legal principles, policies, regulations and standards and analyzing their impact on risk management; and supervising personnel in various health care settings. Health information managers are responsible for health records and must assure adequate documentation for accurate classifying and indexing of diagnoses, treatments and procedures for the purpose of planning and reimbursement. Health information administrators are responsible for planning, engineering, workflow applications, research, reporting and policy administration.
The Health Information Administration is the first undergraduate program at the University to have all core courses certified by Quality Matters. Quality Matters certification demonstrates the program has the correct level of teaching materials, course expectations are clear, and the curriculum produces learning outcomes that can be measured.
The Health Information Administration program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Graduates of the HIA program at The University of Toledo are eligible to sit for the certification examination. The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) grants successful examination candidates recognition as Registered Health Information Administrators (RHIA).
Professional practice experience (PPE) is an integral part of the health information administration curriculum. The PPE is project oriented with students acting as project managers, creating a proposal letter and project forms, deliverable(s), presentation, survey and follow up analysis. Sites and projects vary by location. Students are required to meet all site requirements including immunizations and background checks. Students must provide their own transportation to the site.
BS in Health Information Administration
Below is a sample plan of study. Consult your degree audit for your program requirements. Grades of "C" or better required in all EXSC and HIM courses.
|BUAD 1020||Micro-Computer Applications In Business||3|
|ENGL 1110||College Composition I||3|
|EXSC 1560||Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology||3|
|EXSC 1460||Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology Lab||1|
|HHS 1000||Health And Human Services/College Orientation||1|
|BMGT 1540 |
or BUAD 2030
|Organizational Behavior |
or Executive Communication Essentials
|BMGT 2020||Human Resource Development||3|
|BUAD 2020||Information Technology Management||3|
|CMPT 1420||Microsoft Access Database Applications||2|
|MATH 2600||Introduction To Statistics||3|
|EXSC 2580||Human Pathophysiology For Health Care||3|
|ENGL 2950 |
or ENGL 2960
|Science And Technical Report Writing |
or Professional and Business Writing
|HIM 2230||Healthcare Document Requirement (FL)||3|
|HIM 2260||Legal Issues in HIM (FL)||2|
|HIM 2300||Healthcare Resources, Payers (FL)||3|
|ACTG 2310||Financial Management for Health Care||3|
|HIM 2210||Medical Linguistics In Ancillary Services (SP)||3|
|HIM 3240||Health Information Administration Practices (SP)||4|
|INFS 3250||Business Data Analysis & Reporting||3|
|Social Sciences Core (Diversity of US)||3|
|HIM 2310||Acute Care Clinical Classification Systems And Services (FL)||4|
|HIM 2350||Reimbursement Methodologies (FL)||2|
|HIM 3940||Healthcare Content and Record Management (FL)||4|
|Core Elective (Non-US Diversity)||3|
|Natural Sciences Core||3|
|COMM 2840||Interpersonal Communication||3|
|HIM 2320||Ambulatory Clinical Classifications Systems And Services (SP)||4|
|Upper Division Supporting Elective||3|
|Social Sciences Core||3|
|HIM 4210||Healthcare Statistics, Registries, Research (FL)||4|
|HIM 4230||Compliance and Ethical Issues (FL)||3|
|HIM 4300||Performance Improvement and Quality Outcomes in Healthcare (FL)||3|
|Upper Division Supporting Elective||3|
|HIM 4500||Health Informatics & Information Management||4|
|HIM 4910||Integrative Capstone Experience (SP)||4|
|HIM 4940||Professional Practice Experience||4|
|Elective: Foreign Language Recommended||2|
Courses noted with FL or SP are only offered in those semesters.
All HIM courses are offered online only.
Students are able to demonstrate an understanding of discipline specific knowledge.
Students are able to apply knowledge in the field to solve unique problems.
Students engage in critical thinking, actively conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information.
Students demonstrate proficiency in information literacy and the ability to use information resources.
Students will demonstrate the ability to engage in ethical reasoning.
Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate both orally and in writing,
Students will demonstrate interpersonal skills that support effective communication, i.e., emotional intelligence.
Students will evaluate their role and profession in the community and globally.
Students will demonstrate knowledge of their ethical responsibility when conducting research in terms of the rights of human subjects and proper scientific conduct.
Students will demonstrate the integration of knowledge by creating a unique group presentation or project.
Students will demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively with others.
Students will apply their knowledge and skill to effectively meet the expectations of their internship or co-op supervisor.