Health Information Technology, Minor

The minor in health information technology introduces students, in a nontechnical context, to the utilization of health information management in the professional arena of health care management and policy. Students will examine the current and projected role of health information management in the delivery of health care and development of health policy and apply this information in a practical research endeavor.

Have more questions about the field of health informatics? Read our FAQ.

Curriculum Information

A minor in health information technology requires a minimum of 18 credits, at least 12 of which must be applied only to the minor and cannot be used to fulfill the program of study requirements of the student’s major, concentration, undergraduate certificate, or another minor. Students should be familiar with university-wide requirements for minors described in the Undergraduate Policies section of Mason’s University Catalog.

The 2016-2017 program curriculum, including short descriptions of the required courses, is available in Mason’s University Catalog.

Effective fall 2017, the curriculum will be updated as follows:

Required Courses (12 Credits)

  • HAP 301 - Health Care Delivery in the United States (3 Credits)
  • HAP 360 - Introduction to Health Information Systems (3 Credits)
  • HAP 361 - Health Databases (3 Credits) or IT 214 - Database Fundamentals (3 Credits)
  • HAP 459 - Health Data Standards (3 Credits)

Elective Courses (6 Credits)

Select two of seven courses:

  • HAP 460 - Information Technology Project Management (3 Credits)
  • HAP 436 - Electronic Health Data in Process Improvement, Management and Research (3 Credits)
  • HAP 464 - EHR Configuration and Data Analysis (3 Credits)
  • HAP 440 - Mobile Health (3 Credits)
  • HAP 308 - Public Health Informatics (3 Credits)
  • HAP 467 - Advanced Information Technology Management (3 Credits)
  • HAP 461 - Internet and Web Technology Applications for Healthcare (3 Credits)

Declaring a Minor

Students may elect minor programs of study in addition to major fields by submitting a completed Minor Declaration (Undergraduate) form (available on the Registrar's web site) to the minor advisor. Minors usually require between 15 and 21 credits of study, at least 8 of which must be applied only to that minor and may not be used to fulfill requirements of the student’s major, concentration, an undergraduate certificate, or another minor. Students must complete at least 6 credits in their minor at Mason and achieve a minimum 2.00 GPA in courses applied to the minor.

Questions?

Please visit our department’s FAQs for prospective students. If you still have unanswered questions, please call the Department Manager at 703-993-1929 or contact the coordinator of the program.

Hua Min

Hua Min
Assistant Professor
Phone: 703-993-5648
Fax: 703-993-1953
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