The vision of the Health Services Administration program is to be known for excellence in preparting students for careers in healthcare management or health informatics and information management.
The mission of Health Services Adminsitration Program is to provide exceptional learning and professional practice experiences to:
- Develop well rounded students who are able to function in a wide variety of healthcare management roles;
- Develop leadership, ethical, and critical thinking qualities to prepare students for future managment roles;
- Produce highly sought after students in the healthcare management field.
The term “health services administrator or manager” encompasses all individuals who plan, direct, coordinate, and supervise the delivery of healthcare services. Generally, they fall into one of three categories: 1) health care executives or administrators – who manage an entire facility, 2) specialty managers – who have training or experience in a specific healthcare discipline, and 3) health information administrators – who are responsible for the maintenance, security, and analysis of all patient-related information. EKU’s Health Services Administration degree lays the educational foundation for each of these categories.
B.S. in HSA Curriculum Options
Health Informatics and Information Management
Health Informatics and Information Management (HIIM) is a diverse curriculum that provides individuals with a strong background in health care management, health data analytics, health data management, and computer applications in healthcare. Health informatics and information management professionals are experts in collecting, interpreting, and analyzing patient data for clinical, financial, and administrative decision-making. With the advancement of health communication and information technology, the need for these professionals will grow significantly in the future.
This concentration is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Graduates of this concentration are eligible to take the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) certification exam.
The Health Information Management accreditor of Eastern Kentucky University’s College of Health Sciences is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for a baccalaureate degree in Health Services Administration: Concentration in Health Informatics and Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2022. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at (312) 235-3255; or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Health Care Management
Health Care Management (HCM) provides individuals with a unique blend of both business and healthcare-related course work. This concentration prepares students for entry-level staff and management positions in health care settings.
Graduates of the HSA program leave Eastern Kentucky University to develop their own unique careers. They find employment in a wide variety places, performing many different types of jobs. Some of the graduates become certified as a RHIA. While others seek graduate degrees. Take a look at our graduate outcomes to see what you could be doing with a degree in Health Services Administration.