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The Master of Science in Health Information Systems Administration* is a highly marketable degree designed to meet the demand for leaders with advanced data analysis skills in the health information and informatics field. You will learn how to design, implement, and manage health information systems technology and evaluate data to support clinical, financial and administrative systems.
Advance in leadership roles and earn a higher salary.
Explore different classification systems to code patient information for maintaining thorough medical histories and insurance reimbursement databases.
Presented from a Christian worldview, this degree is supported by award-winning faculty in Virginia Beach.
*Pending SACSCOC approval (available Fall 2019)
8-Week Course Sessions
36 Credit Hours
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 36
Upon completion of this program, you'll be able to:
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Compares and contrasts strategic thinking with strategic planning and presents the value of both. Students study the leader’s role in organizational change – creating and preventing change, as well as determining the organization’s readiness for change. In addition, students explore the reasons for resistance to change and strategies for coping with resistance.
History and evolution of the US health care system; structure and function of health care organizations and a systems approach to administration and management. Overview of the interaction among major health care subsystems.
Quantitative research methods in health care settings. Overview of research with attention to various purposes and approaches. Statistical software introduced as a tool to analyze, interpret, and present data. Prerequisite: Introduction to Statistics or equivalent.
Fundamentals of informatics, health information, and records systems. Students learn clinical and administrative information needs and use of computer tools for healthcare organizations; interrelationships between administrative data and clinical systems; and differences between and Electronic Medical Record (EMR), Electronic Health Record (EHR), and a Personal Health Record (PHR).
An in-depth view of health care IT systems, data and document management and information challenges facing health care knowledge workers. Students explore the implementation of electronic content management systems and interoperable electronic health records, data models, data conversion, data warehousing, data mining and mechanisms for data sharing and transfer.
Explores specific healthcare IT standards and reviews the benefits that the adoption of standards brings toward the successful healthcare transformation; reviews legacy standards and terminologies, ICD-9, ICD-10, SNOMED, HL7, X12, DICOM, NCPDP, HITSP, HIPAA, NIST, XDS, XDS-I, etc. The role of non-medical standards in medical informatics also studied.
Applies the principles of information systems analysis and design to health processes and applications. The analysis and logical design of business processes and management information systems focusing on the systems development life cycle and techniques for logical system design.
HIT trending/forecasting, capital budgeting process, and return on investment; issues such as supply chain management, clinical algorithms, and care plans/clinical pathways and implementation strategies as related to IT purchases; development of rules, implementation of systems, and the evaluation of decision support systems in the HIT arena.
Covers ethical and legal dilemmas faced by healthcare providers and administrators. Values and ethics related to the development and formation of the healthcare system and health policy in the United States.
In-depth investigation of healthcare accounting and finance; focuses on operations of healthcare organizations and how organizations use accounting and financial systems for decision making; basic accounting and financial statement analyses, cost accounting, cost shifting, budgeting, managing accounts receivable, materials management, and healthcare economics.
Foundational topics in data science focused on healthcare data. Students will understand and become familiar with healthcare data and make inferences based on data.
Capstone course on implementation of EHR/health information exchange with focus on clinical transformation; includes completion of a work-related healthcare IT project requiring. Prerequisite: successful completion of all MHIA courses with a grade of B or better.
An online two-credit course designed to help acclimate students to Regent University and online learning. It will provide the knowledge, resources and essential skills needed for success at the graduate level. Topics include academic writing, online learning, information literacy, and advising and support services. It may be required for some students as a condition of admission, and may substitute for UNIV LIB Information Research and Resources and/or ENGL 500 Graduate Academic Writing Seminar.
In this exploding age of information, it is the objective of the library faculty to prepare graduates to be on the cutting edge of information technology. Information literacy is the ability to effectively access information for problem solving and decision-making; thus, the knowledge and abilities you glean from this course will open doors to lifelong learning. It is imperative for graduate study research. Since the information learned in this course is a vital foundation for all other coursework, its completion is required within the first semester of study. The course takes approximately ten hours to complete.
Tuition for the 2018-2019 academic year is:
|Degree Level / Program||Cost Per Credit Hour|
|M.S. in Health Information Systems Administration||$650 per credit (In-state & Out-of-state)|
Student Fees Per Semester
|University Services Fee (Online Students)||$550|
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