Minor in Health Information Management and Technology


The 18-credit hour Health Information Management and Technology (HIMT) minor is available to students currently pursuing a Detroit Mercy major in areas other than Health Information Management and Technology.

By adding this minor, a student with a computer science-based major can expand his or her employment opportunities to the healthcare sector. Alternately, students with health care majors in Nursing or HSA can expand their employment options with health information management and technology skills to become administrative leaders within the HIM healthcare workforce.

With an HIMT minor, you will gain proficiency in healthcare data analyticsstandardized healthcare nomenclature, healthcare reimbursement and information governance as applied within the global scope of health information management and health services administration.

All classes in the Health Information Management and Technology minor adhere to the curriculum recommendations of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM), American Billing Association (ABA), Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), and the American Academy of Professional Coders (AACP) and provide instruction in health information management skills, which will allow students to sit for multiple internationally recognized credentialing examinations.

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    Students are required to complete the following 18 credit hours. It is recommended that HIM 1090 be taken first, but courses may be completed in any sequence. No courses may be completed for pass/fail.

    • HIM 1090 Information Systems for Global Health (3 credits)
    • HIM 2600 Global Healthcare Data and Statistics (3 credits)
    • HIM 3400 Healthcare Revenue Cycle Management (3 credits)
    • HIM 3750 Healthcare Classification Systems (3 credits)
    • HIM 3900 Clinical Documentation and Management of Health Information (3 credits)
    • HIM 4250 Quality and Security of Health information (3 credits)

    Medical terminology will be briefly covered throughout these courses. It is recommended that students complete HIM 2050 Medical Terminology for a broader introduction and application of medical terminology.  If the student has not completed an anatomy course, HIM 2080 PathoPharmacology for Health Professionals is also recommended.


    Career Options

    The minor in Health Information Management and Technology is applicable to many current majors within University of Detroit Mercy and will increase employment opportunities to encompass the field of healthcare administration.

    Career Options
    College Degree Areas of Employment
    College of Business Administration

    Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

    Employment within any administrative area of a healthcare corporation or facility; department manager; organizational administrator; supervisor; utilization specialist, provider practice manager

    Bachelor of Science in Business Administration-Accounting

    Employment within any area of accounting/finance in a healthcare corporation; revenue cycle management; accounts receivable/payable; payroll; utilization specialist

    College of Engineering & Science

    Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

    Employment within any area of technology within a healthcare facility- electronic health records, electronic software systems, interoperability of technology; employment within a software development company

    College of Liberal Arts & Education

    Bachelor of Science in Computer and Information Systems- Cybersecurity

    Employment within any healthcare facility within privacy and security of patient information; Release of information, integrity of healthcare computer systems, medical identity theft, third party payer corporations

    Bachelor of Arts-Psychology; Bachelor of Arts-Developmental Psychology

    Employment within the realm of psychology within healthcare, government agencies and the military where patient information is utilized and interpreted

    Bachelor of Social Work

    Employment within the realm of social work- healthcare facilities, home health, hospice, case management, patient advocate and provider quality assurance

    School of Dentistry

    Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene; Dental Hygiene Degree Completion Program

    Employment within the area of dental science (dental office, clinic) with additional applicable knowledge in clinical documentation, medical coding and payer services

    College of Health Professions and McAuley School of Nursing

    Bachelor of Science - Health Services Administration

    Employed throughout the administrative segment of healthcare with the needed additional applicable knowledge in clinical documentation, healthcare quality, medical coding and revenue cycle management

    Bachelor of Science in Nursing; Accelerated Second Degree Option Bachelor of Science in Nursing; RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Completion

    All areas of nursing; clinical documentation specialist; medical chart auditor; utilization review; case management; quality assurance coordinator

    Five Year Bachelor of Science/Master of Science in Physician Assistant

    All areas of healthcare with additional knowledge of payer protocol, determining medical procedural codes; revenue cycle interpretation; utilization review; quality assurance, CDI champion


    Program Contact Information

    Pat DeVoy, PhD, EdS, LPN, RHIA, CPC, CPPM, CMA
    Program Director, Health Information Management and Technology, Assistant Professor
    McNichols Campus
    Health Information Management and Technology Website