Online Bachelor’s Degree Specialization in Health Information Management

Use Technology to Control Costs, Protect Data and More

Combine your love of healthcare, technology and business by working toward an online Bachelor's Degree in Technical Management with a Specialization in Health Information Management from DeVry University. By choosing our Health Information Management Degree Specialization, you will discover a variety of different ways to support the care process all while earning your Bachelor's Degree in Technical Management entirely online.

Get to Know Our Health Information Management Degree Specialization

Health regulations change frequently, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Technical Management with a Specialization in Health Information Management can help you develop many of the tools needed to keep up in this essential industry. In our online program, you can learn how to implement new technologies and help control costs in healthcare settings. Coursework may cover areas such as advanced classification systems, data security and privacy management. This online Health Information Management Degree Specialization can help you become familiar with information systems and health policy, to prepare you for a variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and doctor’s groups.

The Health Information Management Specialization can be earned as a part of the Bachelor's Degree in Technical Management.


Classes Start Every 8 Weeks

Earn your Bachelor's Degree in Business with Health Information Management Specialization in as little as 2 years + 8 months*—or even more quickly with qualifying transfer credits.

*Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.

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What You'll Learn

The Health Information Management Degree Specialization covers the following topics:

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    Healthcare Functions and Services

    Study the principles, application, availability and analysis of health management functions, including health data development, staffing, operations and project management; learn how to optimize the quality of care while remaining in compliance with laws and regulations.
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    Health Information Systems and Networks

    Understand the fundamental information technologies that support storage and communication of health information, and the interfaces that provide interoperability of organization-wide healthcare information systems. As a DeVry student, you’ll work in a web-based learning platform with simulated medical records.
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    Healthcare Data Security and Privacy

    Learn the basic aspects of the processes, procedures and equipment required for data storage, retrieval and retention while understanding the laws, rules and regulations that govern access to confidential healthcare information.
  • healthcare statisics and research icon

    Healthcare Statistics and Research

    Apply statistical analysis tools, epidemiological principles and biomedical research methodologies and protocols to health information management processes and cases.
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    Administration and Management

    Understand the fundamental management theories that drive organizations and programs forward. Develop skills in leadership, planning, project management, and resource management.
  • healthcare financial management icon

    Healthcare Financial Management

    Examine cost/benefit analysis and managerial accounting within the context of healthcare finance and resource management; compare capital, operating and other budgeting consideration against a variety of organizational goals.

Accreditation Matters

Accreditation provides recognition, establishes respect and can help you stand out.

Our online Bachelor's Degree program in Technical Management with Specialization in Health Information Management is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) https://www.cahiim.org


Accredited* by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) www.acbsp.org

Career Opportunities

Graduates of our Health Information Management Degree Specialization may consider careers such as:

  • Compliance Auditor

  • Health Informatics Specialist

  • Health Records Equipment Software Sales

  • Healthcare Data Analyst

  • Management Consultant

  • Medical Records Supervisor

  • Patient Account Specialist

  • Systems Analyst

  • Employment in this occupation may require years of relevant experience.

Program-Specific Courses

Health Information Technology

HIT111 Basic Medical Terminology
HIT120 Introduction to Health Services and Information Systems
HIT141 Health Information Processes with Lab
HIT170 Health Information Fundamentals Practicum
HIT203 International Classification of Diseases Coding I with Lab
HIT205 International Classification of Diseases Coding II with Lab
HIT211 Current Procedural Terminology Coding with Lab
HIT220 Legal and Regulatory Issues in Health Information
HIT226 Data Applications and Healthcare Quality with Lab
HIT230 Health Insurance and Reimbursement

Health Information Management

HIM335 Health Information Systems and Networks with Lab
HIM355 Advanced Classification Systems and Management with Lab
HIM375 Healthcare Data Security and Privacy
HIM410 Health Information Financial Management
HIM420 Healthcare Total Quality Management
HIM435 Management of Health Information Functions and Services
HIM460 Health Information Management Practicum
MATH325 Healthcare Statistics and Research

Core Degree Courses

Business Core

ACCT207 Fundementals of Accounting
BUSN115 Introduction to Business and Technology
COMP100 Computer Applications for Business with Lab
MGMT303 Principles of Management

Management

BUSN412 Business Policy
MGMT404 Project Management

Senior Project

BUSN460 Senior Project

General Degree Courses

Communication Skills

ENGL1123 Composition
ENGL135 Advanced Composition

Humanities2

LAS432 Technology, Society and Culture

One of:

ETHC334 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace
ETHC445 Principles of Ethics

Social Sciences

ECON312 Principles of Economics
SOCS1851 Culture and Society

Mathematics and Natural Sciences

BIOS105 Fundamentals of Human Anatomy and Physiology with Lab
BIOS268 Pathopharmocology
MATH114 Algebra for College Students
MATH221 Statistics for Decision-Making

Personal and Professional Development

CARD405 Career Development
COLL148 Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving

FAQs: Health Information Management Degree Specialization


Can I earn a health information management degree online?

Yes, you can earn a health information management degree online through our Bachelor's Degree in Technical Management with a Health Information Management Specialization program. Earning your degree online can help you navigate a busy schedule and balance other commitments such as a full-time job or family care, with less interruption or adjustment.


What is health information management?

Health information management is the practice of applying information management to a healthcare setting. The field relates to how information is shared and protected within a care facility. People working in this field may be responsible for managing the transmission and modification of a patient's medical records.


Is there a difference between a bachelor's degree and a bachelor's degree specialization?

Bachelor’s degrees and bachelor’s degree specializations are not exactly the same thing. A bachelor’s degree is the primary focus of your degree, and a specialization helps you focus your studies within that degree toward a specific function.

At DeVry, for example, you might be enrolled in our Technical Management bachelor’s degree program and learn skills such as problem-solving and how to lead and manage groups of people, but adding on our specialization in Health Information Management gives you the opportunity to learn more focused, healthcare industry-specific skills such as maintaining data security within the healthcare field, understanding health policy information and how to navigate advanced classification systems that you wouldn’t learn without the specialization.


Is health information management a good career?

Health information management can be an excellent career choice for people who enjoy detail-oriented work and who love helping patients through the proper management of health records. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, on a national level, the number of medical records and health information specialists (a common job title in the field of health information management) is expected to grow by about 9% between 2020 and 2030, which is in line with the average growth rate for all industries in the United States4.


How long does it take to earn a health information management degree online?

You can earn our Bachelor's Degree in Technical Management with a Specialization in Health Information Management online in as little as 2 years and 8 months* — or even more quickly with qualifying transfer credits.

*Not including breaks. Assumes year-round, full-time enrollment.


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Accreditation and Related Information

The Health Information Management accreditor of DeVry University is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The University’s accreditation for the Baccalaureate degree program in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2029-2030. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 E. Randolph St., Ste. 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at 312.235.3255; or by email at info@cahiim.org.

As reported on DeVry University’s 2021 CAHIIM Annual Program Assessment Reports, BSTM-HIM program graduates who were eligible for, and chose to sit for, the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) certification exam had a 52% pass rate for first time test takers in academic year 2020-2021.

Graduation rates for all new full-time students, including transfers, for fall cohorts were: 2010 67%, 2011 43%, 2012 100%, 2013 25% and 2014 86%.

Retention rates for all first-time freshmen, including transfers, for fall cohorts were: 2014 69%, 2015 47%, 2016 44%, 2017 71%, 2018 71% and 2019 45%.

Timeframes, Definitions and Calculations

The outcomes below were reported to CAHIIM in February 2022. CAHIIM required only summary data for graduates. A placement rate was not reported. Data was reported for all students who graduated between 7/1/2020 and 6/30/2021. In-field and out-of-field employment includes new employment obtained within a year after graduation. “New employment” is defined as employment obtained no earlier than 6 months prior to graduation. “Existing employment” is defined as employment that existed at the time of enrollment or was obtained more than 6 months prior to graduation.

Timeframes, Definitions and Calculations
Location Program Number of Graduates Number of Graduates Employed within One Year Number of Graduates with New In-Field Employment Number of Graduates with New Out-of-Field Employment Number of Graduates with Existing In-Field Employment1 Number of Graduates Pursuing Further Education
IL Online Bachelor in Technical Management – Health Information Management 59 0 0 0 n/a 1

1“Number of graduates employed in field and out of field” was defined as new employment. Graduates with existing in-field employment was not counted and is therefore shown as not applicable.

Note: DeVry University is required to report employment data to CAHIIM. DeVry University does not guarantee employment. Readers should not make assumptions about their own likelihood of employment based on this data. Attempts were made to obtain employment status information for all graduates. The collected data includes, but is not limited to, the intent to work in a field-related position and, for those who are so employed, the graduate’s start date, title, employer name, duties, hours worked per week and earnings. Information was gathered through a variety of means. Generally, information was gathered from forms graduates completed. Data may also have been collected through in-person, telephone or email interviews with graduates or from third-party sources. DeVry University neither verifies nor guarantees the accuracy of information gathered.


*Conferral and Assessment Data - Available for all of DeVry and Keller's ACBSP accredited programs.

1Students enrolled at a New Jersey location may take PHYS204 or SCI200 to fulfill this requirement.

2Students enrolled at a Pennsylvania location must take HUMN451 as part of this requirement.

3Students enrolled at a New Jersey location take ENGL108 in lieu of this course.

4Job growth indicated on a national level. Local growth will vary by location. https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-records-and-health-information-technicians.htm

All students enrolled in site-based programs will be required to take some coursework online and, for some programs and locations, a substantial portion of the program may be required to be completed online.