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A New Range of Health Informatics and Information Positions Are Now STEM Classified

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The healthcare industry is increasingly built on the intersection of data, technology and health. And now, many integral health informatics and information management career positions are STEM classified

What is Health Informatics and Information Management (HIIM)?

Health informatics and information professionals ensure patient health information remains accurate, accessible and protected.

According to the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), the HIIM positions that are now STEM-qualified are:

  • Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Clinical Data Specialist
  • Clinical Systems Analyst
  • Clinical Data Developer
  • Clinical Data Manager
  • Health Data Analyst
  • Health Informatics Specialist
  • Health Information Management Director
  • Health Information Technologists and Medical Registrars (Medical Records Director)

You can learn more about HIIM STEM-classified positions from AHIMA.

Why does STEM classification make an HIIM degree even more advantageous?

So what is the benefit of working in a STEM-classified field? STEM positions tend to have higher salaries, according to the Journal of AHIMA. STEM-related fields are growing every day and those with a background in both information technology and health are needed more than ever. 

You can find even more HIIM career resources with the help of Career Services.

How can I pursue a health informatics and information degree?

Eager to expand your knowledge of the health and information technology industry? A degree in health informatics and information management in the School of Public and Population Health could be a great path for you!

The HIIM emphasis combines the power of data and healthcare to improve patient outcomes with courses in business, information technology and health sciences. As a student with an HIIM emphasis, you’ll explore the information technology systems used in the health industry to collect, manage, analyze and protect data.

Interested in adding to your current degree? You can learn more about SPPH Health Data Management minors and certificates here. A health data management minor or certificate can be paired with any degree. 

Please reach out to HIIM Emphasis Coordinator Jaime Sand for more information on the HIIM emphasis, minor or certificate.