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Health Information Management

Health Information Management Program StudentHealth information managers are a vital and integral part of the health care team. They play an important role in the planning, design, implementation, management, use and evaluation of information systems and electronic health records. Health information managers are the specialists who secure, analyze, integrate, maintain and provide reliable and accurate information the steers the healthcare industry.

The School of Health Professions and Nursing at LIU Post offers a Bachelor of Science or a Certificate in Health Information Management. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The program prepares students to monitor and manage the health information systems critical to institutional operations and patient care. Completion of the requirements will establish eligibility for the national certification examination administered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Students who successfully pass the national examination receive certification and the designation of Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA).

Utilizing an applicant’s existing degree and pre-requisite coursework, the program is structured to provide professional education with a comprehensive curriculum. The program is guided by the principle of quality health care through quality information. Method of delivery The certificate courses 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.

Fully Online 

The certificate courses 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.

Information for Former Students 

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced in January of 2009 that the ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS conversion will be implemented into the HIPAA mandated code set on October 1, 2014. As a result of this conversion from ICD-9, effective September 1, 2013, any student who has re-entered the LIU HIM Program, must re-enroll and re-take all major courses which the student had completed prior to 2010 in order to meet current content requirements for completion of the Health Information Management degree and for certification as registered health information administrators. Please contact the program director to discuss these curriculum changes and how it will impact the fulfillment of your degree requirements.