Bachelor of Applied ScienceHealth Services Management

Completely Online Program!


Ready to move into a management role in Healthcare?

The Health Services Management (HSM) program is designed to meet the growing need for managers and mid-level managers in large healthcare organizations and smaller healthcare entities such as physician practices, group practices, clinics, or other health services. The program is intended for students with Associate degree in allied health/health sciences, information technology, computer science, and business. All students will complete a required core of Health Service Management courses. Students may specialize in one of three tracks - Healthcare Administration, Health Informatics or Health Information Management.

Students interested in this program should have strong organizational skills, a desire to lead and manage others and the ability to function in an ever-changing business environment. The HSM program is offered completely online. The tuition rates at Midland College are affordable and we have wonderful teachers who care and will dedicate one on one time with students. Students should expect a heavy workload and sitting for long periods of time in front of a computer. Students will need a computer and internet connection for this program. The HSM program is scheduled to accommodate your lifestyle, whether you decide to attend full-time or part-time.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that the HSM field is growing much faster than other occupations, offering students a multitude of job opportunities.

 

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Joining Our Program

Health Care Administration

The Health Care Administration track has been developed to align with the healthcare administration principles. The core HSM program and specialty track courses develop the expertise and skill-sets needed for the graduate to become part of the management team that supervises hospitals, nursing homes, hospice centers, insurance and provider networks, and government policy organizations. Graduates will be able to analyze healthcare business problems and develop effective solutions while drawing upon an interdisciplinary perspective.

Health Information Managers

Health Information Managers are an essential component of the healthcare team. Expertise in data validity, governance and data integrity is critical to effective long-range strategic planning. Health information management addresses all aspects of health information systems and ensures that quality information is available for policy-making, revenue management, research concerns and continuous improvement in patient care. This track reflects the changing reality of management of health services whereby competence in oversight of health information is essential. This is the case not only for managers of health records, but for those involved in general administration. Health information management is critical for the successful functioning of the modern healthcare environment and, therefore, a core management competence. This track allows managers whose work responsibilities involve greater responsibility for health information, as well as data governance, to develop additional abilities within the framework of a well-rounded management curriculum.

Health Informatics

Health Informatics links together business practices, health care, biology, medicine and information technology. As with the health information management track, the informatics track addresses an emerging reality of the health care environment. Increasingly, health service managers must be proficient in the oversight of specialized information systems and able to apply general management skills to this highly technical realm. The informatics track develops competence in this expanded management role. The focus is on the liaison role in improving quality through secure technology usage coupled with workflow efficiency. Managers with substantial informatics responsibility oversee the interface between the IT department and clinicians. Informatics requires competence with information technology systems, understanding of regulatory and biomedical standards, and skills in data mining. Knowledge of health information technology systems and its intricacies are valuable to health care facilities and providers and are increasingly required in the management arena.

Application Requirements*


BAS-HSM Program Application (pdf)

  • Download the application packet, complete the application, sign in ink, and return to MC HIM HSM Program himhsm@midland.edu, or mail to:

    Midland College
    Attn: HIM Department
    3600 N. Garfield
    Midland, TX  79705

  • Only complete applications will be accepted.
  • Official transcripts must be on file with the Registrar's Office
  • A current resume must be submitted with the BAS Application.
* Application process and selection subject to change.


Proctored Exams

 
Program courses require proctored exams.

Students are responsible for any costs associated with proctored examinations.

Proctored Exams

Required Core Curriculum (grade of C or better)

Communication ENGL 6 semester credit hours 6
Communication SPCH 3 semester credit hours 3
Mathematics MATH 3 semester credit hours 3
Life/Physical   8 semester credit hours 8
Language/Philosophy/Culture   3 semester credit hours 3
Creative Arts   3 semester credit hours 3
Social/Behavioral HIST 6 semester credit hours 6
Social/Behavioral GOVT 6 semester credit hours 6
Social/Behavioral   3 semester credit hours 3
Additional KINE 1 semester credit hour 1

 

Required CORE Program Courses (Semesters 1, 2, 3)

MHSM 3302 U.S. Health Care Delivery 3
MHSM 3303 * Statistics for Health Care Managers 3
* Prerequisite MATH 1314 or MATH 1342 with C grade or better 
MHSM 3310 Legal Issues in Health Care 3
MHSM 3358 Healthcare Revenue Integrity Practices 3
MHSM 3335 Financial Management for Health Professionals 3
MHSM 3362 Current Trends in Healthcare 3
MHSM 3421 Health Information Technologies and Standards 4
MHSM 4304 Risk Management for Health Care Managers 3
MHSM 4310 Human Resources in Health Care Management 3
MHSM 4351 Public and Community Health Management 3

 

Required Program Courses (Semesters 3, 4)


Emphasis in Healthcare Administration

MHSM 4352 Health Care Finance 3
MHSM 4353 Healthcare Operations Management 3
MHSM 4354 Strategic Planning & Leadership in Health Care 3
MHSM 4551 Health Care Management Practicum 5

 

Emphasis in Health Informatics

MHSM 4354 Health Information Systems Management 3
MHSM 4356 Healthcare Analytics and Database Design 3
MHSM 4357 Clinical Informatics & Decision Support Systems 3
MHSM 4551 Health Care Management Practicum 5

 

Emphasis in Health Information Management

MHSM 4354 Strategic Planning & Leadership in Health Care 3
MHSM 4357 Clinical Informatics & Decision Support Systems 3
MHSM 4360 Data Governance & Information Management in HC 3
MHSM 4561 Health Information Management Capstone & Clinical 5

Apply for General Scholarships through the Financial Aid Portal

How to Apply

  1. Login to your My MC Portal
  2. Click the Students tab
  3. Click the "Financial Aid Portal" link
  4. Under Log In, provide your Social Security Number and password. If you do not have a password, click the "First Time User" link at the bottom-right and follow prompts.

For additional general scholarship details and deadlines, visit the General Scholarships page.

General Scholarships

Missing the "Financial Aid Portal" link?

To have access to the Financial Aid portal and apply for scholarships, the student's FAFSA application must be on file with MC Financial Aid.

If the students FAFSA application is not on file with MC Financial Aid, the student must fill out the FAFSA application first and once processed, will be able to complete the general scholarship application.

FAFSA Information


Healthcare Administration Scholarships

Some positions available within the HSM field:

  • Data Integrity Analyst
  • HIM Director
  • E-MPI Manager
  • Information Security Manager
  • Privacy Officer
  • Revenue Cycle Manager
  • Clinical and HIM Managers

Jobs may be located in:

  • Data Analyst
  • HIM Director
  • Information Security Manager
  • Privacy Officer
  • Revenue Cycle Manager
  • Clinical and HIM Managers
  • Healthcare Process Analyst

Visit the course catalog for the most complete and up-to-date information.

HSM Program Contact Information

 
 
(432) 685-4600, ex 6891
 
Main Campus - Davidson Family Health Science Building
 

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