Division of Allied Health Sciences
Health Information Administration
Students may only complete the first three years of this program at IU Kokomo. In every aspect of medical care, precise records are important. They are necessary for the physician to prescribe treatment for continuous patient care. They are vital to medical and hospital staff members in research and administration, and they become pivotal in medicolegal matters.
The training of specialists to develop, manage, and improve health information systems is the aim of the health information administration program. The field is both an art and a science. It involves data collection and analysis of medical records for research purposes and for improved health care delivery.
The four-year health information administration program leads to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Health Information Administration. It is conferred by the Indiana University School of Informatics.
Under this program, students take courses in medical record science; directed practice experience; medical terminology; medical care; hospital organization and management; and medicine and the law; along with courses in basic sciences, humanities, and business. In addition, students have a month-long clinical affiliation in the senior year. Assignments are usually made to a hospital outside the Indianapolis area.
Please consult the IUPUI Bulletin for additional admission requirements and prerequisite courses.