Our Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management (HIM) provides you with the knowledge and skills required to be a health information administrator in a variety of settings such as hospitals, insurance companies, and government agencies. With a focus on operations management, this online bachelor's degree utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to its curriculum.
Billions of dollars have been invested in newer health information technology, leading to a greater need for trained, educated HIM professionals knowledgeable in data management, information policy, finance, information systems, and administrative and clinical knowledge.
The Baccalaureate Degree Health Information Management program is in Candidacy Status, pending accreditation review by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
Note: Some courses in the program require you to install software for virtual online lab accessibility. The cost of software and/or lab equipment is not covered under the undergraduate book grant and will need to be purchased when you register for class. Please see the course materials section of those courses for more information prior to registration.
In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:
- Assess organizational compliance with state and federal governmental regulations, accreditation, licensure, and certification requirements.
- Construct accurate quantitative evaluations related to health care statistics, financial management, and accounting standards and best practices.
- Analyze legal and ethical concerns related to confidentiality, security, and privacy issues in the management of health information in the digital world.
- Implement supervisory and management skills across business functions.
- Demonstrate knowledge of specialized medical language, classification systems, and reimbursement methodology common in the field of health information management.
- Synthesize material on health information management from multiple competing sources.
- Summarize the significance of being a health information administrator in terms of challenges, trends, and developments in a social context.
- Identify significant public policy issues in health information management.