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Health Information Technology (Post-baccalaureate Certificate)

The post-baccalaureate certificate in Health Information Technology program is for students who have previously earned a bachelor’s degree either in an information technology-related field or an allied-health science field. The certificate is designed to prepare individuals for a range of jobs in Health IT including the comprehensive management of electronic medical information and its secure exchange between health care consumers and providers. Students can find employment in hospitals, physicians’ offices, or with health insurance providers, for example. Student who begin the certificate program in the fall semester can complete the program in one year (late August through late July).
Admission Requirements: In addition to meeting Universitywide requirements for post-baccalaureate certificate admission, the student must demonstrate knowledge or experience in information technology or health care management. Students with insufficient subject knowledge
will be asked to take appropriate undergraduate courses to prepare for the certificate.
Program Completion Requirement: All coursework must be completed at Marymount University within three years of the date of matriculation.
Certificate Requirements
29 credits
  • HIM 101 Fundamentals of Health Information Management, Part I
  • HIM 102 Fundamentals of Health Information Management, Part II
  • HIM 125 Health Information Systems
  • HIM 215 Medical Classification Systems
  • HIM 365 Integrated Health Care Technology
  • HIM 489 HIM Capstone Project
Students complete coursework for this certificate in one of the following tracks:
Track 1 (for IT professionals)
  • HCM 110 Health Care Delivery Systems
  • HIM 115 Medical Terminology
  • HIM 205 Principles of Disease
  • HIM 315 Health Care Reimbursement Systems
  • LA 250 Legal Aspects of Health Care
Track 2 (for allied-health professionals)
  • IT 205 Computer Technology
  • IT 305 Computer Networking
  • IT 310 Database Technology
  • IT 335 Computer Security
  • IT 380 Electronic Document and Record Management

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Information Technology Program
Marymount University
2807 N. Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22207

Questions? Call:
(800) 548-7638 or (703) 284-5901

E-mail: grad.admissions@marymount.edu

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Dr. Cynthia L. Knott
Associate Professor of Management Science

Dr. Knott teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in information systems, operations management, statistical analysis, and decision making.