C.W. Post to Offer Fourth Year of B.S. in Health Information Management Online
Rita Langdon,Associate Provost and Director of Public Relations
C.W. Post Campus,
Long Island University
Brookville, N.Y.—Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management (HIM) at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University will now take their final year of study in a convenient online format.
Beginning in September 2012, C.W. Post's School of Health Professions and Nursing will offer the final 30 credits of the 129-credit HIM program online, preparing students to serve as managers of electronic medical records in hospitals, doctor's offices, nursing homes, insurance companies and other health-related offices.
The fourth year of the program can be completed full-time within two semesters. From the privacy of the home or office, students will gain the necessary skills in health data management; health statistics, biomedical research, and quality management; health services organization and delivery; information technology and systems; and organization and management. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be eligible to take the national Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) examination.
Exactly as in the classroom setting, the online offerings will adhere to the latest standards from the federal government, including new coding of medical records and HIPAA guidelines, and the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). The University's accomplished and knowledgeable faculty will administrator coursework through Blackboard's live chat sessions and virtual lab assignments. Seniors enrolled in the program will also have access to all University support services.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics cites medical records and health information technicians as one of the 20 fastest growing occupations in the United States.
“Medical centers need competent, highly trained staff to ensure the smooth and accurate flow of critical health information across multiple platforms and agencies,” said Dr. MaryAnn Clark, dean of the School of Health Professions and Nursing. “The new online curriculum will produce the kind of skilled staff able to meet and exceed the most rigorous government and professional standards.”
The program is the only AHIMA-accredited Health Information Management program in the New York metropolitan area. For more information contact the School of Health Professions and Nursing at 516-299-2485 or visit their website at www.liu.edu/cwpost/health.
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