Mission And Goals
Developing Leadership, Problem-Solving, & Critical Thinking Skills
The mission of the Department of Health Information Management is to provide quality education that stimulate students to reach their full potential through respect for inquiry and lifelong learning; to develop required professional competencies that will enable them to succeed in an ever changing health care industry, and to develop leadership, problem solving and critical thinking skills for advancement in the field of health information.
- To provide a quality educational program in HIM that will prepare all students as competent entry-level health information managers for employment in various health care facilities.
- To maintain full accreditation status to allow students’ eligibility status to take national certification exam for RHIA credential.
- To provide students with life-long learning experience through research project, service learning, and participation in the professional association in the local, state and national.
- To maintain sufficient enrollment through effective recruitment and retention activities.
- To provide students with didactic and laboratory instructions along with a supervised professional practice experience.
- To provide adequate instructional and learning resources with a cutting-edge technology environment.
Student Learning Outcomes
The graduates of the HIM program should be able to:
- Demonstrate confident, innovative and ability to identify and use a variety of information resources and technologies to accomplish the objectives of a diverse practice environment.
- Reach full potential through respects for inquiry /research in HIM field.
- Demonstrate HIM entry-level competencies required for health information administrators that will enhance success in an ever-changing health care industry.
- Demonstrate leadership and problem solving skills needed for advancement in the field of health information management.
- exhibit knowledge and skills necessary to become self-directed learners who possess critical thinking, effective communication and interpersonal skills
- Acquire lifelong learning and important ethical values required of HIM practitioners.
- Contribute to society and the profession through collaborative practice, innovative teaching, and the generation application of new knowledge about health information management.
- Take and successfully pass the national certification examination to become a registered health information administrator