American Sentinel University Launches Online Health Information Management Master's Degree

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New accredited Master of Science in Health Information Management (MS HIM) degree prepares professionals for a position in the expanding data management area of the robust healthcare industry.

The volume of stored information and patient data in the healthcare environment is increasing exponentially

To prepare individuals for managing information in a clinical environment, American Sentinel University has launched an accredited online Master of Science in Health Information Management (MS HIM) degree program. Continuing its aim to prepare students for careers and advancement in high-growth sectors of the economy, American Sentinel's MS HIM program is aimed at IT professionals who wish to advance their skills in a healthcare career area that is entering a major expansion period.

"The volume of stored information and patient data in the healthcare environment is increasing exponentially," says Ronan O'Beirne Dean of Technology Programs at American Sentinel University. "Both government compliance initiatives and increasing digitization of records are putting a serious strain on legacy IT systems in healthcare organizations. IT spending in this $2 trillion industry needs to ramp up quickly just to be in line with other sectors, so there is a rapidly increasing need for qualified leaders to set up and manage these complex systems."

Students in the online Master of Science in Health Information Management program will acquire the skills needed to analyze information needs, design solutions, and manage information in healthcare environments. Through this online education program, graduates will be prepared to develop reporting and support capabilities for healthcare decisions. They will be able to ensure that information policy and strategy are consistent with the clinical, ethical, legal, and financial requirements of healthcare institutions.

American Sentinel University is accredited by the U.S. Secretary of Education-recognized Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC).

Founded as a Vanderbilt University Technology Company, American Sentinel University delivers to its students and their employers the competitive advantages of unique online education programs focused on the needs of high-growth sectors. For more on this unique distance education degree program, visit the Master of Science in Health Information Management site. See more on American Sentinel University at the American Sentinel site.

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