The Bachelor of Science joint-degree program in Health Information Management (HIM) with Rutgers University School of Health Professions (SHP) qualifies students for a professional certification examination. The HIM degree program is completed in two stages: Students complete 61 credits of prerequisite and General Education courses at NJCU and 61 credits of professional courses in HIM at Rutgers SHP. After successful completion of the program, students earn a Bachelor of Science degree in HIM from NJCU and Rutgers-SHRP and eligibility for AHIMA’s Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) certification exam.
The Health Information Manager is a health care professional responsible for management of health information systems consistent with medical, administrative, ethical and legal requirements. Health information professionals collect, analyze and utilize data to provide information critical to the health care industry. A registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) collects many kinds of data from a variety of sources, monitors the integrity of the information, ensures appropriate access to health records and manages the analysis and use of this data. This professional is an essential connection between physicians, patients, payers and others in the healthcare industry.
The HIM program is a four-year baccalaureate degree program completed in two stages. Students complete general education courses at New Jersey City University (68 credits), then professional courses in HIM at Rutgers School of Health Related Professions (61 credits).
NJCU’s Health Information Management (HIM) program is a joint Bachelor of Science program with Rutgers School of Health Related Professions (SHRP). Students complete 68 credits of general education courses at NJCU and 61 additional credits of professional coursework in HIM at Rutgers.