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Certificate in Health Information Management

Certificate in Health Information ManagementThe 30-credit online Certificate in Health Information Management offered by LIU Post is designed for career changers and health care professionals to serve as managers of electronic medical records in hospitals, doctor's offices, nursing homes, insurance companies and other health-related offices. Students currently holding a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution of higher learning and having completed all pre-requisite coursework will have an opportunity to complete the certificate program in one year (two semesters) full time. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be ready to take the national Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) examination. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) and also adheres to the standards of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

The online program adheres to the latest standards and documentation procedures from the federal government, including new coding of medical records and HIPAA guidelines. 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.

Method of delivery (Senior Level Courses are 100% online)
The final 30 credits of the program are delivered in a completely online format. It is expected that students will be logging into the learning management system on a daily basis to review the material posted and complete all assigned work. This portion is designed as a cohort program that must be completed in one year.

Accreditation

CAHIIMThe Health Information Management Program at LIU Post is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education.

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the demand for health information professionals will increase by 20 percent through 2018. Registered Health Information Administrators can earn more than $80,000 per year while improving patient care, office efficiency and regulatory compliance.

Applications

Applications are being accepted now for the September 2013 class. Click on the "Apply Now" button in the upper right corner and select "undergraduate transfer" on the application.

Program Features

  • Fully online! Study in the privacy of your home or office
  • 30-credit full-time program can be completed in two semesters
  • Ideal for medical and technology professionals and career-changers
  • Nationally accredited by CAHIIM
  • Prepares you to take the national certification exam (RHIA)
  • Only program of its kind in the New York metro area
  • U.S. News-ranked Best Regional Universities in the North