Health information management plays a key role in the medical field.
To provide quality health care, it's essential to know a patient's medical history. Health information professionals are the gatekeepers of critical medical data. From symptoms to treatment to billing, professionals collect, analyze, and protect patients' medical information. This helps physicians make important decisions when it comes to our well being.
Professionals also analyze trends in healthcare. They observe how patients use healthcare, what diseases are on the rise, and which illnesses are decreasing. This information helps them make decisions and predictions about health needs in the human population.
The health information field is engaging. Daily work offers plenty of variety in business, technology, and science. From large hospitals to small offices, you'll have your pick of where you want to spend your career.
You also get to work with a variety of people in the medical field. Clinical, administrative, and financial professionals all rely on quality health information management to get their job done.
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Why Study Health Informatics and Management?
Health Information Management at Illinois State has a strong focus on information technology. You'll get hands-on experience with real, digital health records. You'll also spend time designing electronic health record systems.
Our dedicated lab space has 30 dual-screen computers with up-to-date technology that matches what you'll use in your career.
Our internship experience will take you out of the classroom and into a professional setting. Your work as an intern will mirror the work you'll do after graduation. It's a great way to put what you've learned into practice.