Health Information Manager

Health Information ManagerCareer Overview

Health Information Managers are technology professionals responsible for collecting, analyzing, reporting, securing, and protecting medical information in a digital form. Digital medical record information is becoming the standard in the United States. Health information managers work to create, maintain, fix, and upgrade the computer databases and systems used to keep all this digital medical information working efficiently. Health information managers are often employed by public health facilities like hospitals and medical clinics, physician group practices, consulting firms, long term care facilities, insurance companies, computer system design firms, pharmaceutical companies, and others.

Education Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in Health Care Information Technology or Computer Information Systems
Master’s Degree in Health Care Information Technology or Computer Information Systems

Most health information managers have at least bachelor’s degree in a computer related field. Employers often also prefer applicants with a masters degree in fields like health care information technology or computer information systems.

Coursework

Information Technology
Database Management and Design
Law
Database Management and Security
Medical and Healthcare Terminology
Software Applications
Data Collection in the Healthcare Field
Classification and Coding Systems

School Recommendations

Everest University
DeVry University
Kaplan University
Capella University
Walden University

Employment Trends

Jobs Available for Computer Database Administrators in 2008: 120,400
Projected job openings for Computer Database Administrators through 2018: 144, 700
Average Annual Salaries for Computer Database Administrators in 2008: $66,310

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Article Reference: Bureau of Labor Statistics

 

 

 


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