Health Care Information Management

Health Care Information Management

The minor in Health Care Information Management is designed for those with an interest in health care, and for those with an interest in computers and health care management. Students who complete this minor are prepared to work in areas such as hospitals, clinics, physician’s offices, and other areas where health care information management is required.

Minor Requirements

The Health Care Information Management minor consists of 15 s.h. distributed as follows:

  • CSC 2010 Introduction to Computer Science (3 s.h.)
  • CSC 3600 Introduction to Computer Security (3 s.h.)
  • CSC 4100 Operating Systems (3 s.h.)
  • CSC 4200 Database Management (3 s.h.)
  • HCA 3600 Health Care Informatics (3 s.h.)

Contact the Health Care Administration Program

Dr. Warren McDonald

Warren McDonald, Ph.D.

Chair & Professor of Health Care Administration
(910) 630-7116
McLean 120G
Dr. Warren McDonald
Warren McDonald, Ph.D.

Chair & Professor of Health Care Administration

B.A., Eckerd College; M.A. Vermont College of Norwich University; M.A., East Carolina University; Ph.D., Columbia Pacific University; Ph.D., Touro University International

Bio:

Dr. McDonald is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Care Administration at Methodist University, Fayetteville, NC. He is also Chief Executive Officer of McDonald and Associates, LLC, a management consulting firm dedicated improving individual and organizational performance across a number of industries, with a specific focus in health care and higher education. His academic background includes undergraduate degrees in Opticianry and Management. He holds graduate degrees in Health Care Management, Education and the Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences, as well as a number of professional certifications. He is a member of the Class of 2005 of the Institute for Management and Leadership in Higher Education at Harvard University, and holds a Graduate Certificate in Health Care Risk Management from the University of Florida.

Dr. McDonald is active in his community, serving on the Board of Trustees of Cape Fear Valley Health Systems, and was recently appointed to the Board of Trustees of Fayetteville State University, a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina. He is a noted speaker at professional meetings both nationally and internationally, and active in many professional and civic organizations. He was recognized with the Regents Award for the State of North Carolina in 2016 by the American College of Healthcare Executives. He is a member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration, and serves regularly on certification review teams for Health Administration programs nationwide. He is a review editor for both Hospital Topics and Frontiers of Public Health. His latest book (2016) is entitled Strategic Analysis for Health Care: Concepts and Practical Applications, published by Health Administration Press. A second edition is expected early 2020.

(910) 630-7116
McLean 120G