New England College Offers New Program in Health Information Management
The New England College School of Graduate and Professional Studies announces a new master’s degree program in health information management. Addressing the needs of clinicians, healthcare administrators, and information technology professionals to provide accessible and secure health information data, the new program offers specialized expertise in managing the complex functions and dynamics associated with this growing field.
The Master of Science in Health Information Management program will launch in March 2011 and has been developed around a series of modules that can be completed in seventeen months. It is delivered entirely online and is designed to accommodate the schedules of working professionals. The program will build on professional experience in a number of career areas including healthcare delivery and administration, information technology, and associated vendors of healthcare services.
The proliferation of the World Wide Web, the demand for accessible information, and the concern for high-level security of healthcare data has created a need for highly trained individuals who can communicate easily with a growing number of technical and clinical stakeholders. In addition, an executive order from the federal government requires all electronic healthcare records to be compatible, or interoperable, by the year 2014. The convergence of these priorities has increased the urgency for training that bridges the gap between institutions, professionals, and secure data.
New England College’s new Master of Science in Health Information Management program prepares students to take leadership roles in communication and conflict resolution, and to identify, analyze, and develop organizational initiatives related to the design and implementation of health information management systems. The program covers the selection of an appropriate informatics system and its interface with existing data and users. Additionally, the program covers a full range of business expertise including departmental design and management, capital and operating budgeting, strategic planning, and infrastructure design. Program participants will have the opportunity to build leadership, communication, and conflict resolution skills and to identify, analyze, and develop complex organizational systems.
The addition of the Master of Science in Health Information Management brings the number of programs offered by the New England College School of Graduate and Professional Studies to thirteen. Information on this and other programs offered by New England College may be found here.