Associate Professor, Business & Technology
850.769.1551, ext 4826
Assistant Professor, Business & Technology
850.769.1551 ext 4022
Academic Program Support SpecialistJordan Hale
Health Services Administration, A.A.
Do You Have a Passion for Health Information Management?
Medical records and health information managers organize and manage health information data. In this career, you will ensure that information maintains its quality, accuracy, accessibility, and security in both paper files and electronic systems. You will use various classification systems to code and categorize patient information for insurance reimbursement purposes, administer databases and registries, and maintain patients’ medical and treatment histories. Most health information managers work in hospitals or physicians’ offices.
Generally, medical and health service managers have at least a bachelor’s degree before entering the field; however, master’s degrees also are common. Prospective managers typically have some work experience in an administrative or a clinical role in a hospital or other health care facility.
For a career in Health Information Management, you need to earn your bachelor’s degree before being accepted into a master’s degree program. Gulf Coast State College in Panama City, Florida, has some of the lowest tuition rates in the state but provides high-quality education. A two-year degree utilizing the Health Services Administration AA university transfer track helps you save money on your overall education costs and prepares you for success at a top university in Florida.
Health Information Management Course Requirements
ENC1102, English II
BSC2085, Anatomy and Physiology I
ACG2011, Financial Accounting II
ACG2071, Managerial Accounting
CGS1570, Microcomputer Applications
BSC2086, Anatomy and Physiology II
BSC2085L, Anatomy and Physiology I Lab
BSC2086L, Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
What can you do with Health Information Management?
In this field, people find careers as:
Outpatient Coding Compliance Auditor
Clinical Documentation Specialist
Clinical Systems Manager
Medical Research Analyst
Gulf Coast alumni of this program have continued their education at:
Are you Ready to Get Started?
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There are many options available to help you pay for college. Find out more about scholarships and financial aid at Gulf Coast State College.