Minor in Health Information Management

The Health Information Management Minor is designed to complement existing programs throughout Temple University, where knowledge of Health Information Management would enhance a student's marketability and overall preparedness for working in the healthcare field. Students will benefit greatly as technology becomes increasingly utilized in every sector of healthcare. The Health Information Management Minor provides students in any discipline with the fundamental background in areas of healthcare information technology, electronic health records and documentation, medical terminology and health care systems in the United States. Students participating in this minor will be better equipped to succeed in fieldwork and internships in their major as they will be more familiar with patient portals, electronic records, privacy and security of patient data.

Completing the Health Information Management Minor improves students' marketability in many professional paths, including public health, kinesiology, health professions and psychology. The minor also prepares students for professional graduate programs such as Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physician Assistant or Medical School.

Students wishing to declare and pursue the Minor in Health Information Management should contact the undergraduate academic advisor in the Department of Health Services Administration and Policy, Division of Health Information Management: Alyssa Garnich at alyssa.garnich@temple.edu.

Requirements

The requirements for the minor in Health Information Management are:

HIM 1006Electronic Documentation for Health Care Providers3
HIM 1055IT Applications for Health3
HIM 1101Medical Terminology3
HPM 2214Politics and Payments in US Healthcare System3
HIM 2215Health Information Management IT Fundamentals3
HIM 3113Healthcare Database Design and Development3
Total Credit Hours18