San Diego, CA (PressExposure) November 08, 2011 -- California College San Diego has introduced a new healthcare degree for students interested in pursuing a career in this flourishing field.
The Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management degree is designed to add fresh, well-trained talent to the growing health information management function.
Health information management refers to the maintenance, management, and security of patient records in hospitals, clinics, insurance companies, health departments, and a variety of other settings. Health information professionals must ensure the accuracy and security of the information they are entrusted with.
The Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management degree at California College San Diego helps train graduates in various aspects of this job, including but not limited to the collection, storage, use, and transmission of patient data.
The Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management includes a variety of courses such as Healthcare Information Systems, Documentation in Healthcare, Healthcare Databases, and Healthcare Informatics.
The program also includes courses that cover business concepts, management principles, computer fundamentals, and communication, which are focused on providing graduates the important skills that most corporate jobs usually require.
Graduates of the program may be qualified to pursue a variety of entry-level health information jobs, such as medical coders, medical records technologists, coding data coordinators, and more.
This degree program is 36 months long at California College San Diego, but students can earn it in less-than-normal completion time with California College San Diego's flexible schedule option. Students may pursue this degree on ground or complete the program fully online through California College San Diego's affiliate, Stevens-Henager College, Salt Lake/Murray Campus.
Eligibility criteria include a high school diploma or an equivalent GED® credential. Interested candidates can schedule a personal tour of the campus, where they can not only get familiar with the facility, but also learn more about the financial aid options for which they may qualify.
Once a student enrolls in the program, California College San Diego offers a personalized financial plan at no cost, and college representatives are available to help every step of the way through the financial aid application process.
For details on this Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management program, call 1-888-334-6783 or visit http://www.cc-sd.edu/.