Health Information Management (HIM) professionals are experts in the field of managing and protecting patient health information, administering computer information systems and coding the diagnoses and procedures for health care services provided to patients in accordance with medical, administrative, ethical, legal, accreditation and regulatory requirements of the health care delivery system.
Students must declare HIM as their major, complete all required prerequisites, possess and maintain a grade point average of 2.0 or better. The curriculum includes a professional practice experience (PPE). There are two cohorts of students accepted each fall term. A limited number of students is accepted for the local cohort students (students who live generally in the 14-county area surrounding Sinclair) who are assigned to local PPE sites. The remote cohort students (students living generally outside of the 14-county area surrounding Sinclair) are responsible for securing an appropriate medical facility for their PPE.
Most HIM courses are only available for enrollment once accepted into the program. All courses in the program are available online. Students may enroll in courses face-to-face on campus, online, or a combination. Face-to-face courses on campus are only available during the day. Students are generally required to complete their PPE during daytime business hours.