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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.
Knowledge & Skills

What You'll Learn

The Health Information Management Degree Specialization covers the following topics:

  • 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. As a DeVry student, you’ll work in a web-based learning platform with simulated medical records.
  • 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

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

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.

Accreditation
Accreditation

 

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

Accreditation
Accreditation
Career

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 Courses

Courses Details

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


+ Choose one below:

ACCT207
Fundamentals of Accounting
ACCT212
Financial Accounting
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


+ Choose one below:

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Academic Catalog
2022 - 2023 Academic Catalog
Program Guides
Program Overview

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 2022 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 22% pass rate for first time test takers in academic year 2021-2022.

Graduation rates for all new full-time students, including transfers, for fall cohorts were: 2010 67%, 2011 43%, 2012 100%, 2013 25%, 2014 86% and 2015 25%.

Retention rates for all first-time freshmen, including transfers, for fall cohorts were: 2014 69%, 2015 47%, 2016 44%, 2017 71%, 2018 71%, 2019 45% and 2020 62%.

Timeframes, Definitions and Calculations

The outcomes below were reported to CAHIIM in April 2023. CAHIIM required only summary data for graduates. A placement rate was not reported. Data was reported for all students who graduated between 7/1/2021 and 6/30/2022. 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 117 37 26 11 0 2

 

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.

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.

1
Students 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.