Bachelor’s Degree Specialization in Health Information Management.

USE TECHNOLOGY TO CONTROL COSTS, PROTECT DATA AND MORE.

Combine your passion for healthcare, business and technology when you work towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Technical Management with a Specialization in Health Information Management from DeVry University. When you choose a Health Information Management Specialization, you’ll find a unique opportunity to gain empowerment when you focus your technical degree in healthcare administration to support the continuum of care. Learn online or in our hybrid format, whichever works best with your schedule.

GET TO KNOW OUR HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT DEGREE SPECIALIZATION.

Health regulations are constantly changing, and a Bachelor’s Degree with a Specialization in Health Information Management, you can stay up to date in the industry. In our program, you’ll learn how to implement new technologies and help control costs in healthcare settings. Coursework covers areas such as advanced classification systems, data security and privacy management. A Health Information Management Specialization will 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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Cost

$514/Credit
Hour

What You'll Learn

The Health Information Management Specialization covers the following:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Statistics and Research
    Apply statistical analysis tools, epidemiological principles and biomedical research methodologies and protocols to health information management processes and cases.
  • 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
    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

Accredited* by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) www.cahiim.org.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of our Health Information Management 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
HIT230 Health Insurance and Reimbursement

Health Information Management

HIM335 Health Information Systems and Networks with Lab
HIM355 Advanced Classification Systems and Management with Lab
HIM370 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

ACCT212 Financial Accounting
BIS155 Data Analysis with Spreadsheets with Lab
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

ETHC445 Principles of Ethics
LAS432 Technology, Society and Culture

Social Sciences

ECON312 Principles of Economics
SOCS1851 Culture and Society

Mathematics and Natural Sciences

BIOS105 Fundamentals of Human Anatomy and Physiology with Lab
BIOS267 Pathopharmocology
MATH114 Algebra for College Students
MATH221 Statistics for Decision-Making

Personal and Professional Development

CARD405 Career Development
COLL148 Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving

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*As reported on DeVry University’s 2018 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 40% pass rate for first time test takers in the academic year 2016-2017.
Graduation rates for all new full-time students, including transfers, for Fall Cohorts were as follows: 2010 67% and 2011 43%.
Retention rates for all first-time freshmen, including transfers, for Fall Cohorts were as follows: 2014 69%, 2015 47%, and 2016 44%.
Fall Cohort sizes: 2010 – 3; 2011 – 7; 2014 – 16, 2015 – 15, 2016 – 9.
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.

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.