Midland College offers a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Health Services Management (HSM). The program consists of a comprehensive curriculum based on workforce competencies for the management of health services in hospitals, long-term care, mental health, physician practices, insurance companies, public health, and other facilities delivering health services. All junior- and senior-level courses (MHSM) are offered fully online.
Because HSM continues to expand, courses were developed to address interdisciplinary needs for patient care reporting and facility management, with specialization in areas of health information management, interoperability and data mining, and financial decision-making. The program also includes current healthcare policy, federal and accreditation regulations, financial and revenue management, personnel management, and information governance. Specialty tracks include:
- Healthcare Administration - Prepares graduates to analyze healthcare business problems and develop effective solutions while drawing upon an interdisciplinary perspective. The Healthcare Administration curriculum provides financial and strategic business courses for management of health services for clinics, group practices, hospitals, and other health service organizations.
- Health Information Management - Prepares graduates for work responsibilities involving decision-making for health data management/governance. The student will develop competence within the framework of a well-rounded management curriculum. The Health Information Management curriculum prepares students for the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) credential through American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
- Health Informatics - Prepares graduates for a liaison role in improving quality through secure technology usage, coupled with workflow efficiency and understanding of regulatory and biomedical standards and skills in data mining. The Health Informatics curriculum prepares students for the Certified Health Data Analyst (CHDA) credential through (AHIMA).
The HSM degree requires 120 credit hours including 33 hours from an approved Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree. These include:
- 45 credit hours of upper level courses
- 42 credit hours of Core Curriculum. Some Core Curriculum courses may have been taken within the AAS degree.
- 33 credit hours granted for completion of an approved AAS. Approved AAS degrees include those in health sciences, allied health, nursing, information technology or business.
- All courses in the degree plan must be passed with a minimum grade of "C."
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In order to be admitted, students must provide evidence of the following:
- Completion of an approved associate in applied science degree.
- Completion of at least two of the following prerequisite courses with a grade of "C" or better. (Applicants may be enrolled at the time of application):
- Completed application with resume. The application is available at www.midland.edu/bas.
- Two letters of reference. Letters must be sent directly by the referring individuals to: Midland College, Health Services Management Program, 3600 North Garfield, Midland, TX 79705.
Priority in the admission process is granted for:
- Cumulative grade point average (GPA) including prerequisite courses
- Core Curriculum courses completed prior to submission of the application
- Health services management work experience
- Veteran's status
Applications will be accepted beginning February 1 for the fall semester. Incomplete applications will not be considered for admission.
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Raquel Valenzuela, RHIT
Student Support Specialist, Health Information Management Program
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