The Department of Health Services Administration and Policy (HSAP) with a Division of Health Information Management (HIM) provides education and training in the organization and delivery of health services in public and private institutions and in community-based settings. Following the Conwellian mission to identify and serve the needs of the Philadelphia community, the department is focused on improving and enhancing capacity to improve community health through research on the role and effectiveness of health services, health informatics, and public health with a special focus on reducing and eliminating disparities in an urban setting.
One of only three BSHIM programs in Pennsylvania and one of 61 in the U.S. accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM).
Our Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHI) Program is only one of five programs accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM).
Pre-Health Information Management majors can transfer through cooperative agreements from the Community College of Philadelphia (CCP), Delaware County Community College (DCCC), Camden County College (CCC) and Montgomery County Community College (MCCC)
We offer a Post-baccalaureate Health Informatics certificate at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
Students have extensive networking and scholarship opportunities through the following the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA); Pennsylvania Health Information Management Association (PHIMA); Southeastern Pennsylvania Health Information Management Association (SePHIMA); and Temple’s Health Information Management Student Association (HIMSA)
The Department currently has 13 full-time faculty members who are actively engaged in research, teaching and entrepreneurial activities along with making contributions to several state and national health-related organizations. With formal training in Public Health, Health Services, Health Policy, Economics, Law, Informatics, Health Administration, and Human Development and Organizational Systems, the faculty serve as the foundation of this interdisciplinary department. All of the department’s academic programs are fully accredited by the Council on Education in Public Health (CEPH) and the Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM).