In the age of technology, managing patient records and databases is central to the effective and efficient delivery of health care. By earning a bachelor’s degree in health informatics and information management from the University of Central Florida, you will position yourself for a career in the heart of the health care industry.
What sets our curriculum apart is that it is designed to present a correlation between classroom theory and practical experience. This means that after learning about business management, systems analysis, medical coding, and computer applications in health care, students will apply their knowledge and skills in a real-world setting. During the summer term of their senior year, students gain hands-on experience by interning at an affiliated health care facility in the state of Florida. After completing the management affiliation, students return to campus to complete their required courses.
Students who graduate from our program 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.
The Department of Health Management and Informatics currently offers the following undergraduate programs in health informatics and information management:
The health informatics and information management B.S. degree program at the University of Central Florida is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education. CAHIIM is the accrediting organization for degree-granting programs in health informatics and information management. CAHIIM serves the public interest by establishing quality standards for the educational preparation of future health information management professionals. When a program is accredited by CAHIIM, it means that it has voluntarily undergone a rigorous review process and has been determined to meet or exceed the accreditation standards.
- Graduates’ pass rate on the Registered Health Information Administrator exam consistently exceeds the national average.
- Over 80% of students in the UCF HIIM program who exercised the early test option in 2017 passed the RHIA exam.
- In 2018, 89% of HIIM students passed the Certified Coding Associate exam.
- The HIIM program had a 98% retention rate in 2017 and 2018.