This four-year baccalaureate degree program with Kean and Rutgers is completed in two stages with the first stage completed at Kean University and the second stage to be completed at the Rutgers School of Health Related Professions (SHRP), which is part of Rutgers Biomedical Health Sciences in Newark.
In the first stage, students complete general education courses and all pre-professional courses at Kean University. The professional courses in Health Information Management are then completed at Rutgers-SHRP. Prior to the start of the professional phase of the program at Rutgers, students are required to submit a formal application to Rutgers-SHRP Admissions (not Rutgers-Newark) by May 1st immediately preceding the intended Fall Semester enrollment.
Health Information Manager
The Health Information Manager is a member of the health care team and is the professional responsible for management of health information systems consistent with medical, administrative, ethical and legal requirements. Health Information professionals collect, analyze and utilize data to provide information critical to the health care industry. A Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) collects many kinds of data from a variety of sources, monitors the integrity of the information, ensures appropriate access to health records and manages the analysis and use of this data. This professional is an essential connection between physicians, patients, payers and other in the healthcare industry.