Health Information Management
The Health Information Management major prepares students to manage health-care data and information resources. The curriculum provides training in planning, collecting, aggregating, analyzing, and disseminating individual patient and aggregate clinical data. Study includes the nature, structure, and translation of data into usable forms of information for the advancement of health and health care of individuals and populations. Students learn how to apply this information to the day-to-day activities of a health information manager. These activities include designing, implementing, and maintaining automated and manual health information systems; determining health information policies; developing the departmental budget; hiring, supervising, and evaluating employees; providing in-service education; serving on organizational committees; and assisting with research. Graduates of this online program will be eligible to sit for the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) exam offered through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
The Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management is a "two-plus-two" degree program, providing an opportunity for students who have earned an associate degree in health information technology and/or the RHIT credential to continue study toward a baccalaureate degree.
This major is available online via distance learning.
- Application/Major Code: BHI – view in catalog
- School: Health Sciences
- Degree Type: Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
About the curriculum
View the classes you will be attending in the College Catalog.
Accreditation & Industry Connections
Students are eligible to sit for a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) exam that is offered through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), allowing students to distinguish themselves from non-credentialed individuals and improve their employment prospects.
List of jobs via the College Catalog.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics median annual wages of wage and salary medical and health services managers were $80,240 in May 2008. The middle 50 percent earned between $62,170 and $104,120. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $48,300, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $137,800.
Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are:
|Industry||Employment||Percent of industry employment||Hourly mean wage||Annual mean wage|
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals||108,140||2.10||$47.87||$99,570|
|Offices of Physicians||26,910||1.17||$44.14||$91,820|
|Nursing Care Facilities||20,080||1.21||$37.99||$79,010|
|Home Health Care Services||16,690||1.56||$40.73||$84,710|
|Outpatient Care Centers||14,780||2.49||$42.88||$89,200|
*Statistics reported in May 2009
Special Admissions Requirement
View general transfer procedures via the College Catalog.
Clubs & Activities
Health Information Association
Health Information Technology Advisory Committee
Advisory committees, which act as recommending bodies to the faculty and administration, consist of in-field professionals who act as partners in the development of curriculum. Their curricular and equipment advice as well as their industry connections and internship opportunities are invaluable to our students and to the growth of our institution.