The Program in Health Informatics and
Information Management at UCF is an upper-division, limited-access
professional curriculum leading to a bachelor of science. The
professional phase of the program emphasizes health information
management, business organization and management, health-care
finance, computer applications in health care, systems analysis,
pathophysiology, pharmacology, medical coding, and medicolegal
aspects of health records.
The curriculum is designed to present a correlation between
classroom theory and practical experience. Students gain practical
experience under supervision in health-care settings throughout the
state of Florida. The summer term of the senior year consists of a
management affiliation for five weeks in a health-care facility.
After the management affiliation, the students return to campus for
completion of course requirements.
Graduates are eligible to apply to write the National Registration
Examination administered by the American Health Information
Management Association to qualify as a Registered Health
Information Administrator (RHIA).
IMPORTANT: Please note that acceptance to the university does
not constitute admission to the upper-division, limited-access
health information management program. Students must file a
separate application to the program prior to March 1 of the year
admission is sought.
The official program of study for the Bachelor of Science in
Health Informatics and Information Management is available online
in the UCF
All HIIM students gain practical experience through unpaid
Professional Practice Experiences Classes and a five-week
management affiliation in health-care facilities that are geared
toward their career aspirations. Many UCF HIIM students are in high
demand at local hospitals, and they work part time during the last
two years of the program in local health-care facilities.
Caroline Vatterott (middle) is the 2013 recpient
of the Carol Barr Scholarship. She appears here at the college's
annual Scholarship Awards Dinner with (left)alumna Judy Gizinski (B.S. in Medical Records
Administration, '79; M.P.H., '85) and (left) college Dean Michael
Frumkin. Gizinski was instrumental in establishing the Carol Barr
Scholarship and is a regular generous donor.
Caroline Vatterott (middle) also is the 2013
recpient of the Betty W. Kernodle Memorial Scholarship. She appears
here with (left)program Director
Alice Noblin and (right) college Dean Michael Frumkin.