Allie: Hi. My name is Allie Gray Freeland, and I am the host of Rasmussen College's newest video blog series, What Should I Do With My Life? In this series, we'll speak with expert instructors about educational and career paths that will help you answer the question, what should I do with my life? So today, I'm here with Hertencia Bowe, who is the National Health Information Management program coordinator for the School of Health Sciences at Rasmussen College. She's here to share with us some really important information about educational and career paths for health information management.
Hertencia: The job description for a health information management practitioner would be someone who is an expert in managing patient data and coordinating the processes that are involved with managing patient data. They would act as a supervisor or management role in an HIM department or health care setting dealing with the patient data.
The Health Information Management program, in essence, includes the courses offered in the Health Information Technology program, as that program is a stepping stone to the Health Information Management program. Once you're in the Health Information Management program, you start to take advanced health information management courses, which include financial management and health care organization, data information and file structure, health care statistics, electronic health record, as well as health information and communication technologies. So all of these courses are going to give you experience and give you information on managing the health information management department.
Allie: A special thanks to Hertencia Bowe for sitting with us today to talk about awesome career and educational paths in health information management. I certainly learned a lot, and I hope you did too. So stay tuned for more episodes of What Should I Do With My Life?