Health Information Systems (HIS)

Nile University will offer a practically-oriented curriculum that spans eight semesters. Main subject area includes Health Information System (HIS), with the degree gives special emphasis to Communication and proficiency in the English Language.

HIS has high priority in modern society. HIS has been incorporated into many areas to help create strong and competitive organizations. The aim of the B.Sc. in HIS is to educate & train graduates with a solid base in the areas of HIS.

Career options

This program based on the international standards & academic excellence (ACM, IEEE, AIS and international Universities). This program will prepare graduates for a career in professional HIS. Hence the field of HIS is rich in career opportunities with excellent starting salaries for qualified personnel. Corporations, government agencies, financial institutions, marketing, hospitals and retail organizations, and small firms require the services of computer applications specialists, computer programmers.

The spectrum of courses offered has been designed by experts with wide experience both locally and abroad base on the international society (ACM, IEEE, and AIS). Graduates will be prepared for postgraduate studies with particular focus on global markets.

 

  1. Medical records abstractor

 

Working as a medical records abstractor, you’d be responsible for helping healthcare facilities update their recordkeeping through use of the latest technology. This is done through reviewing patient files and extracting key data that should be entered into electronic files, which can include transferring data from paper files as well as transferring data from one electronic medical records system to another. This career calls for a keen, analytical eye to help you identify which details are critical to patient care and should be included in abstracts

 

2.      Electronic Health Records Manager/ Health information manager

 

Working as a health information manager, you would be responsible for maintaining and ensuring the security of all patient records and data. Professionals in this sphere are tasked with staying up to date with the consistently evolving information technology, laws relating to health information systems and trends in managing copious amounts of complex data.

 

  1. Cancer Registrar

 

Cancer registrars maintain cancer-related records, from demographic information to diagnosis and treatment. Registries serve a number of purposes; they inform medical research, influence the dispersal of public health funding, and ensure that survivors have proper follow-up.

 

  1. Healthcare data analyst/ Electronic Health Records Developer and Analyst

In general, a healthcare data analyst studies and compiles medical data. Their expertise in computer-based applications empowers these professionals to identify insights from medical data regarding ways to improve patient care. They are also skilled at identifying the current trends in the healthcare system to make consistently well-informed decisions.An electronic health records developer and analyst is concerned with the design of electronic medical records systems, from conceptualization to implementation. In order to be a strong candidate, a person needs to be well versed in software systems

 

  1. Coding Specialist/ medical coders

 

A type of health information technician, medical coders are typically responsible for reviewing all patient information for issues like preexisting conditions, so the data can be coded properly. They are then tasked with assigning appropriate diagnoses and procedure codes for patient care, population health statistics and billing purposes. In fact, medical coders work as a sort of liaison between the healthcare providers and the billing offices. .

  1. Medical Records Auditor, Analyst, or Compliance Officer

 

Auditors ensure that health care providers are in compliance with various regulations, Electronic health records analysts also have a role in quality control and compliance. They extract, interpret, and report data. This data may drive funding decisions and ultimately improve health care.

 

7.     Clinical documentation specialist

Professionals who pursue a career as a clinical documentation specialist have a variety of different core job duties to look forward to. One aspect of this career includes managing clinical trial and service documents. Clinical documentation specialists also maintain charts, medical records and reports, solving any issues involving documentation along the way. Another pivotal duty within this role is ensuring that both accuracy and quality are maintained among medical coders, doctors, nurses and other healthcare staff within their organization

8.     Medical research analyst

Also referred to as clinical research analysts, medical research analysts typically work with a team conducting medical studies, clinical trials and research. Using their scientific, medical, analytical and even financial knowledge, these healthcare professionals work with physicians and scientists to coordinate clinical research studies. This can include identifying patients, tracking inventory, collecting data, overseeing protocols and even acting, at times, as a liaison between supervising physicians and the other medical staff members.

9.     Medical records abstractor

Working as a medical records abstractor, you’d be responsible for helping healthcare facilities update their recordkeeping through use of the latest technology. This is done through reviewing patient files and extracting key data that should be entered into electronic files, which can include transferring data from paper files as well as transferring data from one electronic medical records system to another. This career calls for a keen, analytical eye to help you identify which details are critical to patient care and should be included in abstracts.