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Overview

Health information management (HIM) is the practice of acquiring, analyzing, and protecting digital and traditional medical information vital to providing quality patient care. It is a combination of business, science, and information technology.

 

HIM professionals are highly trained in the latest information management technology applications and understand the workflow in any healthcare provider organization from large hospital systems to the private physician practice. They are vital to the daily operations management of health information and electronic health records (EHRs). They ensure a patient’s health information and records are complete, accurate, and protected.

 

Health information management (HIM) professionals work in a variety of different settings and job titles. They often serve in bridge roles, connecting clinical, operational, and administrative functions. These professionals affect the quality of patient information and patient care at every touch point​in the healthcare delivery cycle. HIM professionals work on the classification of diseases and treatments to ensure they are standardized for clinical, financial, and legal uses in healthcare. Health information professionals care for patients by caring for their medical data.

 

HIM professionals are responsible for the quality, integrity, and protection of patient’s health information, which can include any or all of the following: 

  • A history and physical exam
  • Lab results—blood tests, urine tests, etc.
  • Clinical information (nursing notes, physical therapy notes, and many others)
  • X-rays and other radiology procedures
  • And so much more

 

Having skilled HIM professionals on staff ensures an organization has the right information on hand when and where it is needed while maintaining the highest standards of data integrity, confidentiality, and security. As technology advances, the role of the HIM professional expands. The HIM professional’s duty is to adapt to new methods of capturing healthcare information, storing that information, and easily accessing it electronically. Their role is important in order to maintain organized and accurate electronic data that allows daily healthcare routines to carry on smoothly with the new technological advancements.

(Source: AHIMA: What Is Health Information. Available at: http://www.ahima.org/careers/healthinfo)

 

About M.Sc. Health Information Management

The Health Information Management Department was established in the year 2000. The MSc. HIM Program is under School of Allied Health Sciences (MCHP) and is 2 year full time course affiliated with Manipal Academy of Higher Education (Deemed University).

 

The academic program is designed in such a way to meet the challenges in health information management and health care administration through organized training sessions in the department as well as in various associated hospitals of MAHE.

 

Candidates with this degree can pursue their career as Health Information managers, Medical record officer, Health Care Administrators, Health Insurance specialist, BPO specialist etc. Candidates can also pursue various research activities.

 

Aim of the Program

To enable students to achieve the personal, professional and academic development required to become a competent Health Information Managers or Health Care managers with the ability to meet the challenges and technological progress of health care system.

 

Successful completion of the program will enable the student to be awarded a Master of Sciences in Health Information Management degree.

 

Professional Scope:

  • On completion of the MSc. HIM program, the graduates has job opportunities in various health care organizations (public and private), Education sector, Health insurance sector and BPO companies in India as well as abroad 
  • They can also pursue research related activities
  • This is an emerging profession in India and Health Information Management graduates have tremendous scope in the country as well as abroad.

 

Eligibility

Graduates in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.

 

The best part of HIM Job:

Health information professionals report the following aspects of the HIM job as most satisfying:

  • Contact with a wide range of healthcare professionals
  • Challenges brought on by developments in healthcare and information technology.
  • The design and use of sophisticated health information systems.
  • Opportunities to specialize in Health care IT, Health services management
  • Integral part of  Health care quality & Accreditation programs
  • Being part of the healthcare team
  • Planning and implementation of projects

Job Profile

·         Health Information Managers/Medical Record Officers/Administrators

·         Quality Managers

·         Health Insurance Managers

·         Faculty /Educators

·         Quality Analysts in Research Centers

·         Consultants

·         Coding Specialist for Healthcare Providers

·         Coding Specialists for Health Insurance Firms

·         Third Party Administrators

·         Medical Transcriptionists / Proofers / Editors / QAs etc.

 

Broad Curriculum

·         Paramedical Subjects

·         Communication Skills

·         Fundamental and Advance Computer

·         Health Information management – Fundamentals and Recent Advances

·         Medical Language

·         Hospital Accounting

·         Epidemiology and Biostatistics

·         Hospital Administration

·         Health Informatics

·         Quality Management

·         Information Governance

·         International Classification of Disease Coding

·         Healthcare Financing

·         Medical Transcription

·         Project Management

·         Full Term Six Month Project Thesis

 

Duration of the Program

2 Years (4 Semester)

 

Number of Students Intake

Maximum of 20 Students

 

Alumni Places:

The graduates of the Department of Health Information Management are working in the following organization at respectable position in their domain:

Aditya Birla Group | Accenture | Peerless Hospital | Aravind Eye Hospitals | Manipal Group| Narayan Hrudayalaya | Wockhardt Hospitals | KLE Hospital | Sikkim Manipal Hospital | GVK group | Columbia Asia | Max Healthcare group | Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia | Apollo Hospitals | Reliance ADA hospital | Ruby Hall, Pune | Goa Govt. Hospital| Dubai Healthcare city|IMS Quintiles|Dell NTT|and many others healthcare organizations in India and Middle East.

 

Contact us at:

Head of Department

Department of Health Information Management

School of Allied Health Sciences

Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal – 576104

Karnataka, India

Phone: +91-820-2922245, +91-820-2922329

Email: him.mcoahs@manipal.edu

Duration

2 years (4 semesters)

15

Fri May 15 2020

May ' 20

Last date to Apply

03

Aug ' 20

Course Commencement Date

Facilties

Healthcare
Access to hospital facilities gives student hands-on training in procedures

Innovative Center
State-of-the-art Innovation Centre to facilitate multi-disciplinary research

Labs
Laboratories give students the opportunity for practical experience

Sports & Fitness
Marena is the world-class facilities with courts for badminton, tennis, soccer & squash as well as a well-equipped gymnasium

Libraries
Libraries have publications on the latest developments in allied healthcare

Student Housing
Student hostels are their homes away from homes

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