Health Informatics Technology and Management, Bachelor of Science (BS)

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The Health Informatics Technology and Management Bachelor of Science degree has been created as an interdisciplinary offering. Students admitted to the program would study a curriculum that blends three disciplines: health services administration, management information systems and computer science. This program is designed to prepare students as health information technology professionals to manage and use health information and emerging electronic information technologies in the healthcare industry. Graduates will be prepared to participate in the design of data schemas for health information systems, in the definition and analysis of requirements for health information systems, in the design, deployment and querying of reporting systems via both direct query and reporting tools for use in administrative, clinical and support areas.

Any EWU student who has completed or nearly completed the prerequisite courses may declare a major in HITM. HITM students must maintain a cumulative GPA 3.0 for all HSAD, CSCD and MISC classes. No more than two courses in HSAD, CSCD and MISC classes may be <3.0. Students earning three or more grades <3.0 in HSAD, CSCD and MISC will be dismissed from the program. The culmination of the student’s experience in the program will be an internship in a healthcare setting. Students in the HITM program must have an overall cumulative grade point average 2.25. MATH 200 is highly recommended before taking business classes.

Note: HITM students must maintain a cumulative GPA ≥3.0 for all HSAD, CSCD and MISC classes.

Professional Membership Requirements

Every student graduating in the Health Informatics Technology and Management must be a student member of a national professional organization for the discipline at least by their senior year.

Work Experience Requirement

It is strongly advised that all students seek as much practical experience as possible, whether paid or volunteer. Students are urged to consult with their advisors in order to plan their program.

Required Courses
ACCT 251PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING5
ACCT 252PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING4
BUED 302BUSINESS COMMUNICATION4
DSCI 245DATA ANALYSIS FOR BUSINESS4
DSCI 346ADVANCED DATA ANALYSIS FOR BUSINESS4
ECON 200INTRODUCTION TO MICROECONOMICS5
ECON 445INSURANCE AND RISK5
ECON 452HEALTH ECONOMICS5
HLED 256MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY2
or OCTH 292 FOUNDATIONS OF DOCUMENTATION AND MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY FOR THE REHABILITATION PROFESSIONAL
HSAD 300HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION4
HSAD 310HEALTH CARE SUPERVISION4
HSAD 410HEALTH LAW REGULATION AND ETHICS4
HSAD 435PROCESS IMPROVMNT IN HEALTH CARE4
HSAD 440HEALTHCARE RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHOD4
HSAD 455HEALTHCARE BILLING2
HSAD 490SENIOR CAPSTONE4
or CSCD 490 SENIOR CAPSTONE
HSAD 495INTERNSHIP5
HUMR 328HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT4
MISC 211INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN BUSINESS4
MISC 372DATA COMMUNICATION AND NETWORK FUNDAMENTALS4
or CSCD 330 COMPUTER NETWORKS
MISC 373BUSINESS DATABASE APPLICATIONS4
or CSCD 327 RELATIONAL DATABASE SYSTEMS
MISC 481SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN4
or CSCD 350 SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
MISC 486INFORMATION SECURITY MANAGEMENT4
MISC 488HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY4
Total Credits97

For information on General Education, see Undergraduate Degree .

Student Learning Outcomes—students will

  • demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills;
  • understand health care administration;
  • understand business domain knowledge, such as accounting, finance, marketing, human resource management, logistics and supply chain;
  • acquire MIS technical skills, including programming principles, database principles, networking and data communications;
  • demonstrate problem-solving abilities by applying MIS technical skills, including business application program design and business database design;
  • demonstrate MIS and HSAD project development skills through system analysis and design;
  • demonstrate HI project management skills and team skills.