Do you have a passion for health information management?
Medical records and health information managers organize and manage health information data. In this career, you will ensure that information maintains its quality, accuracy, accessibility, and security in both paper files and electronic systems. You will use various classification systems to code and categorize patient information for insurance reimbursement purposes, administer databases and registries, and maintain patients’ medical and treatment histories. Most health information managers work in hospitals or physicians’ offices.
Generally, medical and health service managers have at least a bachelor’s degree before entering the field; however, master’s degrees also are common. Prospective managers typically have some work experience in an administrative or a clinical role in a hospital or other health care facility. For a career in Health Information Management, you need to earn your bachelor’s degree before being accepted into a master’s degree program. Gulf Coast State College in Panama City, Florida, has some of the lowest tuition rates in the state but provides high-quality education. A two-year degree utilizing the Health Services Administration AA university transfer track helps you save money on your overall education costs and prepares you for success at a top university in Florida.
Which Florida universities offer Health Information Management programs?
This transfer track is designed to prepare students for upper division studies in health services administration programs. The University of North Florida, University of Central Florida, Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University, and Florida A & M University are among the accredited schools now offering bachelor degrees in Health Information Management, which in turn will prepare them for jobs in a health service field. It is strongly recommended that students carefully examine the catalog of the university to which transfer is expected.
Contact Gulf Coast’s Health Services Administration advisor for more information about educational requirements needed to become a Health Services Administrator.
Contact the Advisor
Assistant Professor, Natural Sciences
850-769-1551, extension 2866