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ARE YOU READY?
There is still time to prepare as the implementation is now delayed for at least a year.

 

ICD-10 Course (BINF 4312 Coding with ICD)

to be offered in person in Fall 2014. 

The HIM Program is offering an entry level course in ICD-10-CM/ICD-10-PCS which will run for 20 weeks beginning the week of Labor Day.      This course is open to all interested in registering as a non-matriculating student.

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Prerequisite: Anatomy & Physiology, Medical Terminology (course or knowledge of subjects).

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

 HIM Program Application Deadlines:

Application Deadlines: Date by which     

      application must be complete including:
Application (shrp.rutgers.edu/admissions)
All college transcripts including affiliate
Degree Audit/guidesheet indicating courses complete, in progress and transferred into affiliate

HESI preadmission exam to be scheduled in May, week 2. Required for admission decision.

FALL 2014: CLOSED (Please note that the program is no longer admitting students for Fall 2014 as the class is full.)

FALL 2015: May 1, 2015.   

Candidates who plan to select TESC as the affiliate for GE courses may continue to apply.

                     

 

New Certificate to be offered in Fall 2014

Healthcare Compliance
Certificate

 

The HIM program has begun a transition of the curriculum to be available totally online. Beginning Sumemr 2014, students will be able to complete the professional portion of the degree fully online (including 4 of the 5 elective options). 

The Health Information Management Program is a four year baccalaureate degree program which is completed in two stages.  Students complete general education courses at an affiliate university (see curriculum page for listing). The professional courses in Health Information Management are then completed at Rutgers SHRP. (Second degree students and students with an Associates in Science or Associates in Arts (not AAA or AAS) may enter directly into the professional phase if prerequisites are completed.)

The Health Information Manager is a member of the health care team and is the 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 other in the healthcare industry.

Health Information professionals are often employed as department managers in hospital centers. Major areas of responsibility in this setting include: determining health information policies; planning; budgeting; acting as a liaison with other departments; evaluating employee performance; educating departmental staff, medical staff and ancillary departments to assure quality information; and serving on important committees such as quality management and utilization review.

With the advancing of technology and the transition to the electronic health record, RHIAs are finding expanding opportunities for employment in a wide variety of organizations including Health Maintenance Organizations, insurance companies, law firms, physician offices, consulting firms, software companies and the pharmaceutical industry.

A survey of our past graduates found that of those responding to our survey, 93% were employed in an HIM related position within 6 months of graduation and 100% respondants reported overall satisfaction with the program.  Comments submitted state that the program has motivating teachers and that small classes result in a positive experience.  One states "I think [the university] does an excellent job in preparing their students and makes an effort each year to tailor the program to the current needs of the industry".

Winners of the Annual Scholarship Awards are pictured below.

Jerico Guerrero
Aaron Clark
A 2013 NJHIMA Scholarship as well as a 2013 AHIMA Merit Scholarship winner was Jerico Guerrero.  Not, Pictured:  Denise Coleman has also been awared a 2013 AHIMA Merit Scholarship.    Aaron Clark, with his mother Barbara Clark (also an HIM professional), received an NJHIMA Scholarship in June 2012

 

Damarys Ayala and Barbara Manger
 
scholars
Damarys Ayala, with Prof. Barbara Manger, receives a NJHIMA Scholarship in June 2011   Amanda Alexander, Angela Brown and Bonnie Ivler receive their NJHIMA Scholarships in June 2010

MORE IMAGES FROM OUR PROGRAM

Health information opportunities involve planning for and implementing computerized patient record systems as well as playing a vital role in maintaining the privacy and security of health information stored in multiple formats.  Professionals with technical expertise, problem solving skills, knowledge of clinical medicine and superior communication skills are needed to develop new policies and procedures in health care documentation and protecting patient confidentiality.

 

 

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