Program Learning Outcomes
By using various assessment tools and/or rubrics within the classroom, American Public University System (APUS) is able to capture a snapshot of students’ success in fulfilling their program outcomes. Signature assignments, generally in the final course of a program, are used to assess students’ proficiency in meeting each program outcome (PO). In order to show proficiency in an area, a student must achieve a score of 85% or greater. American Public University System strives to have 70% or more (university benchmark) of our students reaching the 85% proficiency standard. When this benchmark isn't met, action is taken to improve curriculum and instruction to better serve our students. The below chart shows combined results of M.S. Health Information Management students at APUS.
- PO#1- Interpret governmental regulations for managing patient data, quality data reporting, and ethical use of protected health information.
- PO#2- Assess appropriate change management strategies for organizational leadership in health information technology systems.
- PO#3- Interpret clinical terminologies, standards, and classification systems for data management, reimbursement methodologies, and compliance strategies.
- PO#4- Examine data to assess performance, reporting, and evidence-based protocols.
- PO#5- Assess multifunctional information system processes to improve quality of care.
- PO#6- Evaluate information technologies solutions to manage resources across multi-functional stakeholders.
- PO#7- Generate strategies for health information technologies to support integrated clinical and administrative decision-making, strategic planning, and outcomes management.
- PO#8- Evaluate effective communication strategies to collaborate with multidisciplinary teams and facilities.
End of Program Survey
Student satisfaction is extremely important at American Public University System. Students are asked to complete a survey at the conclusion of their program to give insight on their experience. Below are anonymous, self-reported results, from the End of Program survey, for students in the M.S. Health Information Management Program.