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