Academic Catalog 2023-2024

Slippery Rock University

Health Information Management, Master of Science (MS)

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Outcome 1: Information Protection
    • Develop privacy strategies 
    • Develop security strategies. 
    • Determine compliance considerations throughout the health information life cycle 
  • Outcome 2: Leadership
    • Leverage fundamental leadership skills 
    • Propose a training program for a health care work force 
  • Outcome 3: Research/ Critical Thinking/Healthcare Data Analysis
    • Apply best practices, theories or research methodologies in the field(s) of health information management
    • Apply knowledge from the HIM field to address problems and issues in the field 
    • Create visual representations of data.  
    • Propose evidence-based research.  
    • Propose a research initiative for organizational effectiveness. 
  • Outcome 4: Healthcare Vocabularies and Clinical Terminologies
    • Students will be able to perform the following task:
    • Evaluate diagnostic and procedural codes and groupings in accordance with official guidelines
  • Outcome 5: Revenue Cycle Management
    • Evaluate assignment of diagnostic and procedural codes and groupings in accordance with official guidelines
    • Manage components of revenue cycle
    • Evaluate compliance with regulatory requirements and reimbursement methodologies

Related Links

Health Information Management, MS Program Page

Information Systems and Technology Management Department Page

Health Information Management Fact Sheet

Professional Licensure/Certification Page

Curriculum Guide

  • Overall/Major GPA: 3.00 or higher
HIM 600Health Information Systems Technology3
MIS 603Healthcare Information Systems3
HIM 605Health Information Vocabularies and Clinical Terminologies3
ECON 619Quantitative Analysis3
HIM 620Financial Management for Health Professionals3
HIM 625Legal, Ethical and Security Issues in Health Information Management3
or CPSC 620 Healthcare Ethics, Law, Privacy and Information Assurance
HIM 630Healthcare Quality Management and Documentation Improvement3
HIM 635Healthcare Knowledge Management3
or CPSC 605 Data Mining and Data Analysis
HIM 645Leadership for Health Systems3
HIM 650Applied Research Project3
Total Hours30

Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.

PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions

Major Code: 9HIM

Recommended Course Sequence

The following is a recommended course sequence for students starting in the Fall semester.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
HIM 600 Health Information Systems Technology 3
ECON 619 Quantitative Analysis 3
HIM 635 Healthcare Knowledge Management 3
HIM 605 Health Information Vocabularies and Clinical Terminologies 3
HIM 620 Financial Management for Health Professionals 3
MIS 603 Healthcare Information Systems 3
HIM 630 Healthcare Quality Management and Documentation Improvement 3
HIM 625 Legal, Ethical and Security Issues in Health Information Management 3
HIM 645 Leadership for Health Systems 3
HIM 650 Applied Research Project 3
 Total Hours**30

** This document is meant to serve as a guide. Please consult with your academic adviser and refer to your curriculum guide prior to registering for courses. This plan should be reviewed, and verified, by you and your academic adviser at least once each academic year.

Major Code: 9HIM
Revised Date: 02.25.2021