B.S. in Health Info & Info Mgmt (2+2)
Prepare for a challenging career using technology in healthcare delivery and medical information management.
Health Informatics and Information Management professionals are experts in managing the collection, storage, retrieval, analysis, and interpretation of healthcare data and information. To provide the highest quality healthcare delivery, healthcare information is used not only for patient care, but also for medical legal issues, reimbursement, research, planning, and evaluation. At the University of Mississippi, students complete the first two years of pre-requisites while enrolled in Allied Health Studies then apply to a professional program to complete the baccalaureate degree.
Students complete two years of pre-requisite courses while enrolled in the Allied Health Studies program at UM in preparation for the final two years of work completed through a competitive-entry program such as the online program at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. The online program prepares students to develop information systems for quality patient care, facility reimbursement, medical research, health planning, and health care evaluation as required by the changing healthcare environment.
Opportunities for employment are found in a variety of settings, including hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation centers, home health agencies, health maintenance organizations, insurance agencies, governmental agencies, educational institutions, and research centers.
Allied Health Studies was designed with health professions students in mind. It allows our students the flexibility to obtain prerequisites for the vast amount of health professions programs in the country, while also working toward a four year degree. Students will gain a liberal arts foundation, while also having the ability to mix and match classes based on their health professions area of interest, such as HIIM.
The B.S. in health informatics and information management degree is a two-phase program. The first phase consists of 60 semester hours in Allied Health Studies at UM with a 2.5 minimum GPA. The second phase is in a competitive-entry professional program such as the health informatics and information management program offered at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.
Students who attend the University of Mississippi in Oxford for their pre-requisites are not automatically admitted to the health informatics & information management program at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS. Admission is competitive, and different health informatics & information management schools have different requirements.