Online 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 an online Bachelor’s Degree in Technical Management with a Specialization in Health Information Management from DeVry University. When you choose a Health Information Management Degree Specialization, you can take advantage of the opportunity to focus your technical management degree in healthcare administration to support the continuum of care. Earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Technical Management with a Health Information Management Degree Specialization online or through 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 in Technical Management with a Specialization in Health Information Management can help you stay up to date in the 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.
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    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.
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    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
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

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
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

FAQs: Health Information Management Degree Specialization


Can I earn a health information management degree online?

Yes, you can earn your Bachelor's Degree in Technical Management with a Health Information Management Specialization from DeVry online. If you're looking to further your education in a way that fits with your schedule, then an online health information management degree specialization program can be an excellent solution.


What is health information management?

Health information management is the practice of applying information management to a healthcare setting. The field mostly 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?

When you work toward a Bachelor’s Degree in Technical Management with a specialization in health information management online at DeVry, you can earn your Bachelor's Degree 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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*The Health Information Management accreditor of DeVry University is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for Baccalaureate degree in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2022.  All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at (312) 235-3255; or by email at info@cahiim.org.
Graduation rates for all new full-time students, including transfers, for Fall Cohorts were as follows: 2010 67%,2011 43%, 2012 100%, and 2013 25%
Retention rates for all first-time freshmen, including transfers, for Fall Cohorts were as follows: 2014 69%, 2015 47%, 2016 44%, 2017 71% and 2018 71%
**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.