The UAB Health Information Management Program prepares students to evaluate and improve the quality of health information resources. Students learn the resources needed to develop and improve health information resource management by acquiring, developing, and disseminating knowledge.
Job opportunities for graduates exist in a multitude of settings throughout the healthcare industry designing and maintaining health information systems. Health information managers (HIMs) work with administrative and clinical staffs in health care facilities to provide the best possible information resources, a necessity for quality health care.
HIMs also design and maintain health information systems to collect, assess, and disseminate clinical and administrative data. Health care professionals can use the data in education, research, utilization management, quality assessment and improvement, and decision making. Health services administrators utilize the data in financial management, facilities planning, and operational and risk management.
Admission requirements, program curriculum, and application procedure information from the SHP catalog.