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Bachelors in Health Information Administration degree at Peirce College

Health Information Administration Degree

Our flexible Health Information Administration program is designed to advance the careers of working adults.

Your Bachelor's Degree in Health Information Administration

Our Health Information Administration bachelor’s degree program is a natural extension of the associate degree program—with many students earning their associate degree, securing credentials, working in the field and then returning to earn a bachelor's degree when it fits their schedule.

This Bachelor's in Health Information Administration degree program is available online or here on our Philadelphia campus, and it is led by healthcare professionals with real-life experience who are active in professional associations. Plus, our adjunct faculty members hold high-level positions at large Philadelphia-based hospitals including CHOP, Einstein and Temple.

Our Health Information Administration program is currently in candidacy status pending an accreditation review by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management.

Get the technical and managerial skills you’ll need to succeed in one of the nation’s fastest-growing fields. Get enrolled in our Health Information Administration program! Apply today.

Curriculum

For course requirements and prerequisite information, refer to the individual course descriptions in the College Catalog.

 

Bachelor of Science Degree Curriculum - Minimum Total Credits: 121

INSTITUTIONAL REQUIREMENTS:Min. Credits
PRC PRC 100 or PRC 101* 1
BIS 111 Application Software Fundamentals 3
ENG 101 English Composition 3
ENG 103 Rhetoric and Research 3
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOC 240 Sociology of Behavior and Illness 3
MAT Mathematics Course (choose 2) 6
MAT 109 Statistics I 3
SCI 240 Anatomy & Physiology I 3
SCI 250 Anatomy & Physiology II 3
SCI 270 Pathophysiology 3
COM 112 Effective Speech Communication 3
SOC SCI Social Science Courses (choose 2) 6
HUM/HIS Humanities/History Courses (choose 2) 6
GEN ED General Education Course (choose 1) 3
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:Min. Credits
HIT 100 Medical Terminology 3
HIT 101 Introduction to Health Information Technology 3
HIT 200 Healthcare Statistics 3
HRM 201 Human Resource Management 3
HIT 215 Legal Issues in Health Information Management 3
HIT 218 Healthcare Reimbursement 3
HIT 220 ICD 9/10 CM Coding 3
HIT 225 CPT Outpatient Coding 3
HIT 230 Computer Information Systems for HIT 3
BIS 235 Database Management Systems 3
HIT 250 Managing Quality and Performance Improvement in HIM 3
HIT 297 HIT Professional Practice Workshop 0
HIT 298 Professional Practice Experience 3
HIA 310 Advanced Quality Management and Performance Improvement in Healthcare 3
HIA 320 HIPAA for the Healthcare Manager 3
HIA 340 HIM Research Methods 3
HCA 340 Financing Healthcare 3
HIA 350 Electronic Health Records 3
HIA 360 HC Code Sets/Clinical Terminologies 3
HIA 370 HIM Compliance 3
HIA 380 Strategic Planning and Organizational Development in Healthcare 3
HIA 497 HIA Professional Practice Workshop
(Required for students enrolling in off campus section of HIA 499)
0
HIA 498 Health Information Administration Capstone 3
HIA 499 HIA Professional Practice Experience (PPE) 3
ELE Elective Course (choose 1) 3

 

Meet Our Full-Time Faculty

 


Luanne Amato, M.B.A.
Assistant Professor, Health Programs

B.S. Rosemont College
M.B.A, Rosemont College
Subject Area: Healthcare Administration, Health Information Technology
lmamato@peirce.edu

Stephanie Donovan, M.B.A.
Assistant Professor and Faculty Chair, Health Programs

A.S., Gwynedd-Mercy College
B.H.S., Gwynedd-Mercy College
M.B.A., LaSalle University
sadonovan@peirce.edu

Jamie Loggains, B.S. 
Assistant Professor, Health Programs

A.A., Ozarka College
A.A.S., Gwynedd Mercy College
B.S., Drexel University
RHIT, Registered Health Information Technician
Subject Area: Health Information Technology, Health Informatics, Medical Coding
jmloggains@peirce.edu

Yeva Madden, M.S.
Assistant Professor, Health Programs

B.S., Temple University
M.S., University of Illinois at Chicago
RHIA, Registered Health Information Administrator
Subject Area: Health Information Technology, Health Informatics, Medical Coding
yvmadden@peirce.edu

Careers Options

Peirce graduates work in healthcare roles as hospital facilities staff, medical assistants, and insurance and claims specialists. Plus, you’re eligible to become a member of the Health Programs Student Association (HPSA).  

Graduates of the Health Information Technology program can continue their education toward a bachelor’s degree in our Health Information Administration program.

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“Students enrolled in this program must understand the frequency with which the healthcare industry changes and be prepared to remain current.  The successful student will practice effective time management and study skills, which are necessary to meet the demands of accelerated coursework.”

Stephanie A. Donovan
Faculty Chair, Health Programs

Interested in a degree in Health Information Administration? Contact an Admissions Representative and get started with your application.

You can also apply using our online application.