Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Information Management Online (HIM)
Program at a Glance
- Gain on-the-job experience through professional practice experience at a local hospital or health care facility.
- Apply what you’ve learned to a challenging, real-world HIM problem in your culminating capstone project.
- Learn from professors who are experienced HIM professionals.
- Shorten your path to a bachelor’s degree if you already earned a CAHIIM-approved associate’s degree in health information technology.
We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life, and work schedules.
Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management Overview
The field of health care is undergoing dramatic changes that involve the integration of technology into patient care. Our online health information management degree prepares you to meet the growing demand for health information management (HIM) professionals.
This bachelor's program intersects medicine, management, finance, information technology, and law—a unique blend that enables graduates to pursue a diverse array of career opportunities in a wide variety of health-related settings.
Coursework focuses on preparing you to:
- Apply best practices in decision making regarding the management of health information.
- Use research methods and critical thinking to create solutions for vital health care issues.
- Apply the professional, ethical, and legal standards of health information management.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the forces affecting health care delivery and health information systems.
See the University Catalog for policy and degree plan information specific to this program.
Gain real-world experience and build a valuable professional network during a 120-hour externship at a local hospital or health care facility.
The program culminates in the successful completion of a capstone project, completed under the mentorship of a faculty advisor. Apply what you have learned throughout the program to a health information management challenge in the field.
Purdue University Global Is Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
The HLC (HLCommission.org) is an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
You must be a high school graduate or possess a General Education Development (GED) certificate or other equivalency diploma. You are also encouraged to complete orientation before you start classes. Refer to the University Catalog or speak to an Advisor to learn more.
Ways to Save
Earn credit for prior coursework completed at eligible institutions, including community colleges.
Prior Work Experience
You could earn undergraduate credit for your life and professional career experiences.
Title IV federal financial aid is available for many of our degree programs.
Learn about federal financial grants and loan programs that may be available.
Corporate Partner Benefits
Employees of Purdue Global partner organizations may be eligible for special tuition reductions.
Military Tuition Reduction
55% reduction per credit for current servicemembers, 38% per credit for veterans for undergraduate programs.
Prior Military Experience
We offer credit for ACE-evaluated training and CLEP and DANTES examinations.
International Tuition Reduction
International students living outside of the United States are eligible for a 25% tuition reduction.
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The Bachelor's in Health Information Management Is Accredited by CAHIIM
The Health Information Management accreditor of Purdue University Global is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2028–2029. 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 email@example.com.
For the reporting period August 1, 2020, to July 31, 2021, Purdue Global reported the following outcomes in the CAHIIM Annual Program Assessment Report (APAR)*:
- Graduate satisfaction: 100%
- Completion rate: full-time, 33.33%; part-time, 21.21%
- Employment rate: 79.3%
Additionally, Purdue Global reports the following retention rate in alignment with attrition numbers reported in the APAR: 64.16%.
What Courses Will I Take?
Coursework focuses on planning, designing, managing, and evaluating electronic health information and data systems.
The curriculum is reviewed and revised regularly by industry experts to ensure it reflects the most recent developments in the fast-changing HIM field.See All Health Information Management Courses
- Human Resources for Health Care Organizations
- Health Care Administration
- Information Technology and Systems for Health Care
- Research Methods for Health Sciences
- Strategic Planning and Organizational Development for Health Care
- Core Credits45
- Major Credits107
- Elective Credits28
- Total Credits180
Choosing a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Information Management
Fit the needs of an evolving field. Discover additional tools and resources on pursuing a career acquiring and analyzing health information.
Visualize the path to success in the health care field. Learn potential career pathways to pursue with this technology-focused, in-demand degree.
Besides making a massive difference in the lives of others, learn key factors shaping the fast-paced and in-demand field of health care.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical and health services manager is projected to grow 32%, much faster than the average for all occupations, from 2020 to 2030.† Graduates of the HIM degree program can choose from many different career paths in a variety of settings such as physicians’ offices, hospitals, government agencies, software and IT vendor firms, insurance companies, and consulting firms.
Top 5 Skills Employers Are Looking for:
- Critical Thinking
- Active Listening
- Reading Comprehension
Top Jobs With This Degree
Labor market, salary, and projected growth information are supplied by Emsi. Average salary range is based on national data. Projected growth represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2018–2030) at the state level and is based on your geographic location. Actual outcomes vary by geographic area, previous work experience, and opportunities for employment. Purdue Global cannot guarantee employment placement, salary level, or career advancement. Additional certification or licensing may be required to work in certain fields.
Get to Know Our Faculty
Purdue Global faculty members are real-world practitioners who bring knowledge gained through the powerful combination of higher learning and industry experience.View Health Sciences Faculty Directory
Statistics include all Purdue Global faculty members and are not school or program-specific calculations. Source: Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis, September 2021. 2020–2021 academic year.
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*Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical and Health Service Managers, www.bls.gov/ooh/Management/Medical-and-health-services-managers.htm; National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.