Diploma in Health Information Management

Written by Masli Bin Yahaya on .

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Health Information Management deals with the business side of medicine, combining both health and information technology disciplines. The management of information is critical to ensure quality care throughout the health system. This program is a challenging profession involving the application of clinical knowledge, aspects of information technology, database management and administration. Health records serve as a database for health care planning and management decisions, legal and administrative purpose, research, identifying trends for the treatment of disease and for evaluating the standards and quality of patient care.

Pass SPM/SPMV/O-Level with 3 credits including any one of Science Subject (Biologi,Fizik, Kimia or Sains) and Matematik;
Pass Certificate in related field with minimum CGPA of 2.5 from any institutions that are recognized by the Malaysian Government;
Pass in English and Bahasa Melayu or its equivalent (Malaysian applicants)

3 years
Program fees : RM30,000 *Fees are correct at time of printing & subject to change without prior notice.

Semester 1

  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A/B
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology for HIM
  • Foundation of Health Information
  • Principles of Management
  • English Basic Grammar
  • Co-Curriculum
  • Pengajian Islam/Moral
*Bahasa Kebangsaan A – for Malaysian students.
*Bahasa Kebangsaan B – for foreign students.

Semester 2

  • Pengajian Malaysia
  • Health Information Management I
  • Medical Terminology
  • Basic Pathophysiology for HIM
  • IT in Information Management
  • English-Practical Grammar

Semester 3

  • Health Information Management II
  • Basic Pharmacology for HIM
  • Health Classification & Clinical Coding I
  • Systems Analysis in HIM
  • Intro to Health Informatics
  • Health Information Systems
  • English for Academic Writing

Semester 4

  • Health Information Management III
  • Health Classification & Clinical
  • Coding II
  • Database Management & Development for Healthcare System
  • Intro to Biostatistics
  • Healthcare Law
  • Intro to Multimedia
  • Interactive English Skills

Semester 5

  • Health Information Management IV
  • IT in Medical Agencies
  • Electronic Health Record
  • Foundation of Archives Administration
  • Applied Research & Epidemiology
  • Health Information Security & Privacy
  • Integrated English Skills

Semester 6

  • Health Information Practicum

Courses of study

This three years program in Health Information Management is designed to develop the skills necessary for an individual to collect, maintain, manage and secure health information in an ever changing Healthcare Industry.

The program includes structured as well as practical experience in a healthcare setting. Courses include studies in the areas of biomedical sciences, computer sciences and information technology, health information science, classification systems and coding, data analysis and presentation, epidemiology, statistics, ethics, and healthcare law.

Health Information Management Professionals are trained in the collection and analysis of health data and provide information that is used by clinicians, hospital management,government agencies and researchers. They are uniquely knowledgeable concerning health information privacy issues, data security and the legislation associated with personal health information and they are a vital resource in the development of the electronic health record and the intra-operable health record.

Job Opportunities

  • Medical Records Assistant
  • Patient Information Coordinator
  • Billing Coder
  • Privacy Officer
  • Data Quality Officer
  • Health Information Officer

(At hospitals, Medical groups and clinics, HMOs, Health Insurance organization, pharmaceutical companies, research institute, policy organization and accounting and legal firms)


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