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Healthcare Business Informatics — suspended

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Healthcare Business Informatics Program Overview

This program has been suspended for the 2022 – 2023 academic year pending termination.

College of The Albemarle’s (COA) Healthcare Business Informatics (HBI) program will help prepare you for employment as a specialist in:

  • Installation
  • Data management
  • Data archiving/retrieval
  • System design and support
  • Computer training for medical information systems

Degree and Certificate Options

  • Healthcare Business Informatics – Associate in Applied Science A 25 510
  • Healthcare IT Foundations Certificate C 25 510

Healthcare Business Informatics Careers

  • Database/data warehouse analysts
  • Technical support professionals
  • Informatics technology professionals
  • Medical appliance technicians
  • Medical records and health information technicians
  • Networking and security technicians
  • Computer maintenance professionals in the healthcare field

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand the fundamentals of healthcare billing including program eligibility and reimbursement methods used by government and commercial payers
  2. Define HIPAA and identify regulatory safeguards for the communication of medical data
  3. Use a relational database or other software solution to generate reports and extract data for decision making purposes