Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Information Management Online (HIM)

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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.
COURSE EFFORT 15–18 Hours per Week
COURSE LENGTH 10-Week Terms
CREDITS REQUIRED 180
COST PER CREDIT $371
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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. For more information related to student success rates and the number of graduates for the program, view program statistics.

Practical Experience

Gain real-world experience and build a valuable professional network during a 120-hour externship at a local hospital or health care facility.

Practice-Focused Capstone

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.

Career Opportunities

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical and health services manager, a category that includes health information manager, is one of the top 10 occupations projected to grow the fastest and add the most new jobs from 2019 to 2029.* 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:

  1. Speaking
  2. Critical Thinking
  3. Active Listening
  4. Reading Comprehension
  5. Writing

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.

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 info@cahiim.org.

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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.

Sample 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
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Credit Breakdown
  • Core Credits45
  • Major Credits107
  • Elective Credits28
  • Total Credits180

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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.

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grad hat icon 98% Faculty members who have advanced degrees
diploma icon 48% Faculty members who hold a doctorate
tablet icon 264 Faculty publications in 2019–2020
student at desk icon More Than 45,000 Professional development hours logged by faculty in 2019–2020

Statistics include all Purdue Global faculty members and are not school or program-specific calculations. Source: Purdue Global Office of Reporting and Analysis, July 2020. 2019–2020 academic year.

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NOTES AND CONDITIONS

*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; Most New Jobs, www.bls.gov/ooh/most-new-jobs.htm; and Fastest Growing Occupations www.bls.gov/ooh/fastest-growing.htm. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.