What’s New: B.S. in Health Information Administration

17th November 2015

What’s New at IU Southeast?

IU Southeast’s new B.S. in health information administration gives students the tools to succeed in one of the most in-demand areas of the health care industry.

When is it offered?

Beginning Fall 2016

What does it look like?

Health information administration involves the structures, systems and procedures that enable health care providers and insurers to organize and deliver health services. Aside from general and university coursework, this interdisciplinary degree requires credits in allied health, business, health information management and informatics.

Who should check it out?

Any student who is interested in a career in health care without providing direct patient care working directly with physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals.

What can you do with a degree in health management administration?

The health information management department is very diverse with positions in medical coding, billing and reimbursement, revenue analysis, medical transcription/health care documentation, compliance/risk management, informatics (data analysis), and cancer registry.  These positions play a critical role as part of the health care delivery system team.

Words of wisdom

“This is the perfect career path for the individual who wants to be a member of a health care team, but does not want hands-on patient care.  This degree also provides an advanced degree path for allied health students wanting to continue their education and career advancement possibilities as health care professionals.”

Sandra Johnson, senior lecturer of biology

Learn more:

The degree in health information administration is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of North Central Accreditation; however, it is not accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).  For more information, please contact Jessica Sarver, academic advisor in the School of Natural Sciences at jsarver@ius.edu.

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