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BS in Health Services Administration

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Learn Valuable Skills for a Successful Career in Health Care Services

EKU’s 100% online health services administration program prepares you for a rewarding career in the growing health services field. Increases in chronic conditions, global health concerns, and an aging population have led to a strong demand for health care professionals. Health services administrators plan, direct, coordinate, and supervise the delivery of health care services, and graduates of the HSA program are well prepared to take on key roles within the health care system. Graduates of the HIIM concentration are prepared for the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) certification exam.

Prepare for career opportunities including:

  • Accounts Manager
  • Health Data Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Hospital Department Director
  • Clinical Research Assistant
  • Nursing Home Administrator

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Benefits
Concentrations
Sample Courses

Benefits of EKU Online

Learn essential skills to serve your community in today’s health care environment. EKU blends academic and professional preparation through course topics such as legal issues in health care, health care reimbursement, health care quality management, and health services research methods.

Program benefits include:

  • Accelerated 8-week terms
  • 6 start dates per year
  • Free text books for undergraduate students
  • HIIM concentration is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)
  • Graduates of HIIM concentration are eligible to take the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) certification exam
  • Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) certification exam pass rate by EKU graduates is higher than the national average – 84%, compared to the national average of 74%
  • Free online tutoring and career services assistance
  • Generous credit transfer policy
  • Reduced tuition for active duty military members
  • Ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the best universities offering online degrees

Concentrations

  • Health Informatics and Information Management (HIIM)
    HIIM offers a diverse curriculum that provides a strong background in health care management, health data analytics, health data management, and computer applications in health care. Health informatics and information management professionals are experts in collecting, interpreting, and analyzing patient data for clinical, financial, and administrative decision-making.
  • Health Care Management (HCM)
    The HCM concentration provides individuals with a unique blend of both business and health care-related course work and prepares students for entry-level staff and management positions in health care settings. 

Sample Courses

For a full list of course descriptions, see section 7 of the University undergraduate catalog.

HSA 302 – Organization and Management of Health Services (3)
Analysis of structure, function, and internal and external forces impacting healthcare services. Identification of management topics and trends.

HSA 372 – Health Care Reimbursement Systems (3)
An in-depth analysis of health care reimbursement systems; health insurance fraud and abuse; and procedures for patient accounting and cash flow forecasting.

HSA 401 – Legal Issues in Health Care (3)
Overview of U.S. legal system, patient privacy, and liability related to medical records and health care issues.

 HSA 406 – Health Care Quality Management (3)
A study of total quality management, utilization review, and risk management functions in a health care setting.

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About Our University

Eastern Kentucky University is consistently recognized as being one of the best online colleges in the nation.

Eastern Kentucky University is a nationally recognized public university located in Richmond, Kentucky. Established in 1874, EKU strives to make quality education available to everyone. A brick-and-mortar accredited institution, EKU began offering online degrees in 2006 and continues to service all students with our on-campus offerings.

The University offers more than 50 online programs in various areas of study, designed for adult learners who want to earn a college degree or certificate while working full-time or juggling other life priorities. Online programs are available through the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences, College of Business, College of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics, College of Education & Applied Human Sciences, College of Health Sciences, and College of Justice, Safety & Military Science.