Curriculum-The health informatics and information management curriculum is made up of two parts: the pre-professional curriculum and the professional curriculum. First, the student will complete two years of basic science and general education courses. Second, the student will complete two years of intensive coursework in health informatics and information management. This experience includes, but is not limited to, laboratory and supervised clinical experiences at area health care facilities.
Clinical Experiences-Each student, upon acceptance into the HIIM program, is required to participate in supervised learning experiences in the technical and administrative aspects of health information management in the Tallahassee and surrounding area health care facilities. The health informatics and information management student is also required to participate in a four-week management affiliation (internship) in a health care facility or related organization. The student’s preferences of the choice of the facility are considered; however, the faculty reserves the right to select alternative affiliation sites which serve the best interests and needs of the student to complete the education requirements.
Professional Credentials-A Bachelor of Science in Health Informatics and Information Management is awarded upon completion of the curriculum. Graduates are eligible to take the national certification examination to become a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA).