A career in health information administration combines the disciplines of medicine, information management, computer technology, finance, and law within the health care industry.
The registered health information administrator (RHIA) manages a variety of health information management functions, including the following: managing electronic health records, managing clinical workflow, improving the quality and uses of data, protecting the privacy and security of patient health information, and analyzing information for reimbursement and research.
To become credentialed, students in the health information administration program must successfully complete IU Northwest degree requirements for a bachelor of science in health information administration and pass the certification examination, the RHIA, administered by the national professional association, the American Health Information Management Association.
The Health Information Administration program curriculum is created to accommodate a student with no prior health information management educational background. The curriculum is also created to accommodate a student who has previously completed a two year Health Information Technology degree program from IU Northwest or from any other CAHIIM-accredited program.
The Health Information Administration program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).