Health Informatics Technology & Management

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The Health Informatics Technology & Management Bachelor of Science degree is an interdisciplinary offering that blends three disciplines: health services administration, management information systems, and computer science. This program prepares students for a career as a health information technology professional with the skills to manage and use health information and emerging electronic information technologies in the health care industry.

Why Study Health Informatics Technology at Eastern?

Our department is committed to excellence and student success.


Affordable Education

You don't have to sacrifice quality to get an education you can afford.

Excellent Job Opportunities

According to the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of health information technicians is projected to grow 13 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. The demand for health services is expected to increase as the population ages.

Small Class Sizes

Our smaller class sizes will allow you to have more one-on-one time with instructors, receive the help you need, and get a better understanding of the material.

Careers in Health Informatics Technology & Management

Earning a degree from Eastern Washington University leads to many position opportunities with:


Academic Medical Centers

Health Insurance Companies

Home Health Agencies

Long-Term Care Facilities

Mental Health Agencies

Curriculum & Requirements

Health Informatics Technology and Management, Bachelor of Science (BS)

The Health Informatics Technology and Management Bachelor of Science degree has been created as an interdisciplinary offering. Students admitted to the program would study a curriculum that blends three disciplines: health services administration, management information systems and computer science. This program is designed to prepare students as health information technology professionals to manage and use health information and emerging electronic information technologies in the healthcare industry. Graduates will be prepared to participate in the design of data schemas for health information systems, in the definition and analysis of requirements for health information systems, in the design, deployment and querying of reporting systems via both direct query and reporting tools for use in administrative, clinical and support areas.

Any EWU student who has completed or nearly completed the prerequisite courses may declare a major in HITM. MATH 200 is highly recommended before taking business classes.

Required prerequisites total 10 credits—these are accreditation requirements. (Beginning Fall 2020 admissions must be completed before starting program.)

  • BIOL 100 prerequisites effective immediately
  • MATH 200 prerequisites effective immediately

Professional Membership Requirements

Every student graduating in the Health Informatics Technology and Management must be a student member of a national professional organization for the discipline at least by their senior year.

Work Experience Requirement

It is strongly advised that all students seek as much practical experience as possible, whether paid or volunteer. The culmination of the student’s experience in the program will be an internship in a healthcare setting. Students are urged to consult with their advisors in order to plan their program.

Grade Requirements

  • Health Informatics Technology and Management students must maintain a cumulative GPA 3.0 for all HSAD, CSCD and MISC classes.
  • no more than two courses in HSAD, CSCD and MISC classes may be <B;
  • students earning three or more grades <B in HSAD, CSCD and MISC will be dismissed from the program;
  • students in the HITM program must have an overall cumulative grade point average 2.25.
Fall
DSCI 245BUSINESS STATISTICS 14
HLED 256MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY2
HSAD 300HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION4
HSAD 315SEMINAR ON PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT1
MISC 311INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN BUSINESS4
Winter
BUED 302BUSINESS COMMUNICATION4
DSCI 346BUSINESS STATISTICS 24
HSAD 310HEALTH CARE SUPERVISION4
MISC 372DATA COMMUNICATION AND NETWORK FUNDAMENTALS4
Spring
HSAD 410HEALTH LAW REGULATION AND ETHICS4
HUMR 328HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT4
MISC 373BUSINESS DATABASE APPLICATIONS4
MISC 374SPREADSHEET MODELING FOR BUSINESS APPLICATIONS4
Fall
HSAD 440HEALTHCARE RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHOD4
MISC 481SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN4
MISC 488HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY4
Winter
HSAD 424STRATEGIC PLANNING4
HSAD 435PROCESS IMPROVEMENT IN HEALTH CARE4
HSAD 470HEALTHCARE FINANCE4
MISC 486INFORMATION SECURITY MANAGEMENT4
Spring
BUED 425WORKPLACE COMMUNICATIONS USING COMPUTER APPLICATIONS5
HSAD 490SENIOR CAPSTONE4
HSAD 495INTERNSHIP5
Total Credits89

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Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully earn a BS in Health Informatics Technology and Management from EWU should be able to do the following:​

  • acquire MIS technical skills, including programming principles, database principles, networking and data communications;
  • demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills;
  • demonstrate HI project management skills and team skills;
  • demonstrate MIS and HSAD project development skills through system analysis and design;
  • demonstrate problem-solving abilities by applying MIS technical skills, including business application program design and business database design;
  • understand business domain knowledge, such as accounting, finance, marketing, human resource management, logistics and supply chain;
  • understand health care administration.

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