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Online Health Informatics Degree

Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management - Health Informatics

Electronic health records, online billing, and wearable technology have increased the usage of information technology and data in healthcare.1 You can explore how to manage and analyze data relevant to health care with a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management with an Informatics concentration from CTU. In this program, you can work to develop an understanding of both the business and information management sides of the health care industry. The curriculum covers issues such as data quality, accessibility, interoperability, legal and regulatory requirements of electronic health records, and cybersecurity challenges.

The BSHM in Informatics:

  • Has CTU Fast Track exams available - a series of mini modules designed to test your knowledge of key course objectives, offering the opportunity to earn college credit for what you already know
  • Is ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News & World Report for the seventh year in a row*

At CTU, students come first. Our flexible online course schedule helps you to build a class schedule around your schedule. And with grants and scholarships available for those who qualify, a degree from CTU can be both achievable and affordable. Learn more below or fill out the form to speak with an admissions advisor.

* CTU programs are ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best Online Programs.

US News Best Online Programs - Bachelor's

Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission www.hlcommission.org

CLASSES START

  • October 26, 2021
  • December 07, 2021

TOTAL CREDITS

180

PROGRAM AVAILABILITY

  • Online

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  • Program Overview

    The Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management with a concentration in Health Informatics is a 180-credit-hour programs offered online only. The program includes 51 credit hours of general education credit, 109 credit hours of core healthcare management classes, and 20 credit hours in the informatics concentration area.

    The Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management in Informatics is designed to provide students with an understanding of the business side of the healthcare industry coupled with knowledge and skills in healthcare information management. The program covers issues of data quality, accessibility, and interoperability across healthcare organizations; legal and regulatory requirements of electronic health records; data analytics, and cybersecurity in health care.

    This program does not lead to additional licensure or certification. As such, CTU has made no determination regarding prerequisites for licensure or certification in any state or jurisdiction.

    Health Studies Mission Statement

    Health Studies at CTU is dedicated to providing quality programs that integrate the relevant principles and competencies to empower students from diverse backgrounds to pursue leadership roles and career pathways in an evolving healthcare field.

  • Degree Requirements

    Courses: General Education
    Credits
    Course Title Course Description Credit Hours
    COMS105 Interpersonal Communications 4.5
    or
    COMS203 Speech Communications 4.5
     
    ENGL104 Introductory Written Communication 4.5
    ENGL105 Professional Written Communications 4.5
    HIST101 Modern American History: 1950 to the 21st Century 4.5
    MATH102 Introduction to College Math 4.5
    MATH106 Algebra for Business 4.5
    PHIL101 Introduction to Ethics 4.5
    SCI101 Introduction to the Sciences 4.5
    SCI103 Science and Technology- Laboratory Course 1.5
    SCI201 Environmental Science and Sustainability 4.5
    SOCL102 Introductory Sociology 4.5
     
    UNIV104 Academic and Career Success 4.5
    or
    HUMNELE Humanities Elective 4.5
    Total Credit Hours: 51
    Courses: Core Lower Level
    Credits
    Course Title Course Description Credit Hours
    ACC310 Accounting for Non-Accounting Majors 4
    ECON212 Principles of Microeconomics 4.5
    HSS100 Introduction to IT in Healthcare 4
    HSS103 Introduction to Healthcare Delivery Systems 4
    HSS110 Concepts in Healthcare Organizations 4
    HSS121 Medical Terminology 4
    HSS210 Fundamentals of Reimbursement in Healthcare 4
    HSS215 Software Applications in Healthcare: Virtual Learning Experience 4
    HSS261 Ethics in Healthcare 4.5
    IT254 Spreadsheet Applications 4
    MGM255 Management Fundamentals 4
    UNIV201 Career Planning and Management 4
    Total Credit Hours: 49
    Courses: Core Upper Level
    Credits
    Course Title Course Description Credit Hours
    BADM370 Quality Management 4
    HCI300 Introduction to Health Informatics 4
    HCM307 The Health Care Industry 4
    HCM330 Healthcare Statistics and Research 4
    HCM337 Current Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues in Healthcare 4
    HCM410 Fiscal Management in Healthcare Services 4
    HCM419 Health Policy and Politics 4
    HCM425 Managing the Health of Populations 4
    HRMT215 Management of Human Resources 4
    HSA320 Administration in Healthcare Services 4
    HSS310 Economics of Healthcare 4
    HSS420 Global Health Systems 4
    HSS491 Healthcare Management Capstone 4
    MGM335 Organizational Behavior Principles 4
    MKTG225 Introduction to Marketing 4
    Total Credit Hours: 60
    Courses: Concentration
    Credits
    Course Title Course Description Credit Hours
    BADA200 Foundations of Data Management in Information Systems 4
    HCI310 DBMS for Healthcare 4
    HCI380 Security of Electronic Health Information 4
    HCI400 Health Analytics and Business Intelligence in Healthcare 4
    HCI490 Health Informatics Capstone 4
    Total Credit Hours: 20

    Total Credit Hours: 180

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1. Source https://www.forbes.com/sites/bernardmarr/2015/04/21/how-big-data-is-changing-healthcare/#100c980a2873

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