Minor in Health Information Management and Technology

Why minor in Health Information Management and Technology?

HIM students

The answer is simple: Employment possibilities.

The 18-credit hour Health Information Management and Technology minor is available to students currently pursuing a Detroit Mercy major in areas other than Health Information Management and Technology.

By adding this minor, a student with a computer science-based major can expand his or her employment opportunities to the healthcare sector. Alternately, students with health care majors in Nursing or HSA can expand their employment options with health information management and technology skills to become administrative leaders within the HIM healthcare workforce.

With an HIMT minor, you will gain proficiency in healthcare data analyticsstandardized healthcare nomenclature, healthcare reimbursement and information governance as applied within the global scope of health information management and health services administration.

Course Requirements

Students are required to complete the following 18 credit hours. No courses may be completed for pass/fail.

  • HIM 1090 Information Systems for Global Healthcare
  • HIM 2600 Global Healthcare Data and Statistics
  • HIM 3400 Healthcare Revenue Cycle
  • HIM 3750 Healthcare Classifications Systems
  • HIM 3900 Clinical Documentation and Management of Health Information
  • HIM 4200 Quality and Security of Health Information
Medical terminology will be briefly covered throughout the HIM minor courses. It is recommended students complete HIM 2050 Medical Terminology for a broader introduction and application of medical terminology.

Why this minor compliments a HSA degree

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    A letter from Ken Rates, MHSA, MBA

    February 21, 2018

    To Whom It May Concern,

    I am writing this letter in support of a Health Information Management Minor program at the University of Detroit Mercy. Having been in healthcare for over six years, most notably as a director over a very busy primary care and behavioral health clinic, much of my success can be attributed to my education.

    Masters’ degrees in Health Services Administration and Business Administration from the University of Detroit Mercy have served as a cornerstone to developing a working knowledge of the healthcare industry. However after starting in my current position as director, it was immediately apparent that my education had severely been lacking in two critical areas.

    The world of Healthcare Reimbursement and ICD Coding were two subjects not taught in detail in my Masters’ programs.

    Having quickly realized a deficiency in my ability to operate a clinic and serve as a leader I immediately set out to find a solution. Fortunately for me the University of Detroit Mercy had two classes I was able to take as an audit student: Classifications and Nomenclatures and Healthcare Reimbursement. These two courses served as a staple in the development of my overall career success. I only wished the University of Detroit Mercy had a minor program during my time as a student there.

    It is my belief and recommendation that a minor in Health Information Management would perfectly complement students in other majors, specifically the Health Services Administration program. I wholeheartedly support the request to add such a program.

    Sincerely,

    Kenneth D. Rates, MHSA, MBA

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