Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Health Information Management and Technology

If you currently hold a bachelors degree in any area, you may qualify for the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Health Information Management and Technology. This post-baccalaureate certificate will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to not only qualify for high demand jobs in Health Information Management and Technology, but also allow you the opportunity to take the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA)© credentialing exam. All HIM courses are offered online so you may “attend class” on your own schedule and within a global community of learners. 

To meet the high standards of the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM) the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Health Information Management and Technology consists of 24 credits of core Health Information Management and Technology Courses.

Courses (24 credits)

  • HIM 1090 Information Systems for Global Healthcare (3 Credits)
  • HIM 2600 Global Healthcare Data and Statistics (3 Credits)
  • HIM 3400 Healthcare Revenue Cycle Management (3 Credits)
  • HIM 3750 Healthcare Classifications Systems (3 Credits)
  • HIM 3900 Clinical Documentation and Management of Health Information (3 Credits)
  • HIM 4250 Quality and Security of Health Information (3 Credits)
  • HIM 4600 Global Leadership and Strategic Planning for Health Professionals (3 Credits)
  • HIM 4800 Healthcare Information and Data Governance (3 Credits)

Depending on your previous education and experience, you may also need to complete the following

Pre-requisite / Concurrent Courses

*Pre-requisites may be transferred in or waived due to healthcare license/credential and/or previous healthcare experience.
* CIS 4561 may be completed concurrently with the post-baccalaureate program.

  • BIO 2300 Human A&P (3 Credits)
  • HIM 2050 Medical Terminology (3 Credits)
  • HIM 2080 PathoPharmacology (3 Credits)
  • CIS  4561 Database Management (3 Credits)

Why chose the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Health Information Management and Technology at Detroit Mercy?

  • The University of Detroit Mercy will provide you with a values-based education
  • You will receive HIMT knowledge presented within the currently sought global perspective of health care
  • Our CAHIIM accredited program gives you the opportunity to take the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) credentialing exam.
  • All HIMT courses are offered online to allow you to “attend class” at your convenience
  • You may be able to complete the program in one year (by completing 12 credits per semester) or complete the program on a part-time basis
  • Our classes are small and you will get to know your Professor and classmates.
  • Our curriculum will provide you with the basic knowledge and skills to prepare for multiple internationally recognized credentials:
    • American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Certified Health Data Analyst (CHDA)
      American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Certified Documentation Improvement Practitioner (CDIP)
    • American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Certified in Healthcare Privacy and Security (CHPS)
    • American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) Certified Professional Coder (CPC)
    • American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) Certified Physician Practice Manager (CPPM)
    • Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE)
    • Certified Physician Practice Executive (CMPE)

Contact us

Pat DeVoy, PhD, EdS, RHIA
Program Chair
College of Health Professions Room 333
313-993-1565
 devoyps@udmercy.edu


Paula Strussione, BS, MHSA '19
Academic Coordinator
College of Health Professions Room 115
313-578-0569
pstrussi@udmercy.edu 

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