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Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management

Program Details

The online B.S. in Health Information Management at the University of Saint Mary prepares you for a career in the expanding and evolving health care industry. Gain the competitive managerial skills and enhance your IT/data analysis knowledge to position yourself for higher-level roles within health care settings — such as director of health information management, data quality manager, business analyst, or information security manager. Graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) Certification Exam.

Degree Highlights:

  • 100% convenient online format
  • Complete in just 24 months
  • RHIA Certification Exam ready

Curriculum Designed for Your Goals

The CAHIIM accredited curriculum enables you to bridge the health care system through clinical, operational, and administrative services. You'll have the opportunity to participate in an internship tailored specifically to your own career aspirations and immerse yourself in courses that concentrate on four specific areas:

  • ICD 10 / CPT Coding & Reimbursement: Understand intricacies of the changing reimbursement environment
  • Informatics & Data Security: Knowledge of IT and the implementation of electronic health records
  • Management: Supervise staff, manage resources, and records
  • Data Analysis: Performs of electronic analytics of various health care data to assist with Quality assessment and performance improvement

Requirements

This is a degree completion program. A total of 128 credits are required, including transfer credits.

  • Must be a graduate from a CAHIIM accredited Health Information Technology (HIT) program and meet prerequisites and/or have the RHIT credential OR have a minimum of 56 hours of transferable credit from a regionally accredited institution
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA (4.0 scale)
  • Official transcripts of all previous undergraduate coursework
  • A current resume
  • A letter of intent
  • A completed Academic Honesty Agreement
  • A completed Confidentiality Agreement

Accreditation & Licensing

The Higher Learning Commission

Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)

Restrictions

Not authorized for residents of Alabama, Kentucky, and North Carolina.