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Technology is transforming health care, opening up a new world of opportunities for health information management (HIM) professionals with specialized skills in collecting, analyzing, and protecting vital patient information and medical records. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that jobs for medical and health services managers, which include health information jobs, will grow by 17 percent between 2014 and 2024, which is much faster than the average for all occupations.* Kaplan University’s online Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management program can prepare you to play a key role in this dynamic field.
Kaplan University offers two paths to enter the health information management field. You can enroll in the 4-year Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management program or, if you have successfully completed a CAHIIM-approved Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology degree, you may matriculate into an accelerated 2-year program.
At this time, residents of the following states may not enroll in the online Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management program: Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, and West Virginia.
Kaplan University’s online Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management program combines theory and practice to prepare you to take on real responsibilities in this growing, data-driven profession. You can develop the technology, medical terminology, and professional skills required for a career in health information management.†
The final capstone project lets you demonstrate your competency and apply what you have learned to a health information management challenge in the field. During your externship at a hospital or health care facility, you will have an opportunity to gain real-world experience and build a valuable professional network. The online Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management program allows you the flexibility to fit education into your busy life.
After completing the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management program, you will be able to:
Access gainful employment information, including program length, tuition costs, financing options, and success rates.
Graduates of Kaplan University’s Bachelor of Science
in Health Information Management program could choose from many different
career paths in a variety of settings including physicians’ offices, hospitals,
government agencies, software and IT vendor firms, insurance companies, and
The Bureau of Labor Statistics anticipates national
long-term growth in the health care industry for health information management
professionals. Employment of medical and health services managers, a category that includes health information managers, is expected to increase by 23 percent through 2022, faster than the average for all occupations.†
Kaplan University’s online Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management offers a solid foundation in planning, designing, managing, and evaluating electronic health information and data systems. The comprehensive curriculum focuses on areas including information systems and technology for health care, management of health information, advanced reimbursement methodology, advanced health informatics, and organizational development for health care. You’ll learn from industry-experienced instructors who are committed to your academic and career success.
Our Bachelor of Science in Health Information
Management is designed to prepare students to:
of Science in Health Information Management program culminates in the
successful completion of a practice-focused capstone project. This project provides
students with opportunities to apply what they’ve learned throughout the
program to a challenging, real-world HIM problem or issue. Students conduct the
capstone project under the mentorship of a faculty advisor.
Kaplan University offers multiple start dates, giving you greater flexibility with your education, life, and work schedules.
Online Start Date
Mar 02, 2016
Online Start Date
May 18, 2016
Online Start Date
Aug 03, 2016
Total Program Credits: 180
This course explores human resource practices
in health care settings. It addresses a wide range of topics
including staffing, worker safety and security, general
employment practices, performance management, organizational
development, and employee relations. Upon completion of the
course, students will be able to implement/integrate
evidence-based human resource strategies into the day-to-day
management of their departments.
Total Program Credits: 180
This course introduces students to legal issues encountered by health information professionals including the topics of confidentiality and how to protect it, adhering to state and federal laws, responding to subpoenas and court orders, and provides an overview of the U.S. Court System.
This course provides students with the
knowledge and skills needed to work within a computerized health
care environment. It reinforces basic skills in applications
(e.g., spreadsheets and databases), allows the health information
professional to converse with IT personnel, and explores the
electronic health record processes, security, and
This course will show students the reimbursement side of health care and the importance of correct coding and billing practices to both the facility and the patient. Students will gain insight into the various types of health insurance plans, and also study compliance as it relates to reimbursement.
None | Corequisite: HI 255
this course, students study performance improvement and quality assessment
concepts as they relate to health information. Team concepts, risk management,
utilization management, accreditation and licensure, data quality issues, and
patient outcomes are important topics in this course. Students will compute
health care and vital statistics from health care data and display data
This course focuses on established medical diagnosis and procedural coding systems including a study of nomenclature versus classification systems, basic coding principles, and application of coding guidelines in outpatient and inpatient settings.
Prequisite or Corequisite: SC 131
This course provides a logical understanding of the language of medicine. Basic prefixes, suffixes, word roots, and rules for taking a singular term and making it plural are studied, along with word analysis, word building, spelling, and pronunciation. These principles are applied to the study of the following systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscle/joints, blood and lymphatic, nervous, respiratory, and cardiovascular. Each body system is reviewed with anatomy and physiology; diagnostic, lab, and surgical procedures; and pharmacology for interest and knowledge.
This course is a systematic study of basic
pharmacology principles with emphasis on the skills and
information needed to succeed in a working environment. Topics
covered include drug classes, dosage calculations and measurement
conversions, drug administration routes, and proper medication
MM 150 or MM 212
Studies include the most common diseases of
bodily systems, including disease etiology, symptoms, diagnostic
tests, therapeutic methods, and disease prognosis. Students also
study alternative treatments and pain
This course discusses the scope and practice
of health care administration. Students learn various models of
health care delivery systems and social, political, individual,
and organizational forces that impact health care delivery.
Studies will include marketing, operations, financial, and human
resources management, as well as effective communication
strategies involved in health care
In this course, students are taught the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Topics include the various body systems, structures, cells, and tissues and the principles of homeostasis. Students are introduced to the organization and structure of the human body. This course includes a lab component.
In this course, which is a continuation of SC 121: Human Anatomy and Physiology I, students are taught the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Topics include, but not limited to, the cardiopulmonary, immune, gastrointestinal, urinary, and reproductive systems. These systems will be covered on a cellular, tissue, organ, and system level.
In this course, students implement and manage
technology, gain knowledge of database architecture and design,
and design and generate administrative reports. Enforcement of
confidentiality, e-health security, and measures to protect
health information are also stressed.
This course examines the role of the health information manager in strategic information technology system planning and administration, with an analysis of the role of project and quality management. Legal and ethical policies and procedures that ensure privacy and confidentiality will be evaluated. Regulatory requirements and accreditation issues will also be analyzed within the context of health care delivery systems. The course will prepare the student to be a leader in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of information systems in health care.
In this course, you will explore the reimbursement concepts practiced in health care including compliance strategies and reporting, chargemaster and case mix analysis, and compliance and reimbursement auditing. The payment systems used in commercial, managed care, and federal insurance plans, such as DRGs, RBRVS, and RUGs, will also be reviewed. Application of payment methods and calculations will be detailed and practiced.
Enrollment in the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management
This course enables you to explore ethics within the health industry, research methods, and the evaluation of scientific literature. You will engage with health data through database querying, data extraction, and data mining opportunities. You will learn to procure appropriate metrics for analysis, utilize data mining to generate insights into health organizational outcomes, and evaluate health data to make evidence-based decisions. You will use computer software applications to manage data throughout this course.
In this course, you will explore the use of descriptive statistics within the health industry. You will learn to summarize data by the data center (i.e., central tendency) and data spread (i.e., variability). A focus on visual representation of data will be introduced. You will demonstrate your data analytical skills by proposing recommendations to a health industry issue based on summary statistics and/or health care or epidemiological formulae.
You will collect and analyze data in order to solve health and clinical problems. In this course, you will study inferential statistics and advanced epidemiological constructs. You will study epidemiology and biostatistics as it applies to peer-reviewed, health-based publications.
The health information field is strongly
influenced by data and data standards. This course focuses on the
structure and use of health information, storage methods, data
sets, and e-health delivery. In addition, the development of
clinical, financial, and decision support systems are
This course addresses strategic planning and management to meet the challenges of U.S. domestic and global competition, within the context of organization development and management. Areas of concentration are organizational theory, leadership, regulatory compliance, conflict management, ethical issues related to power, teamwork, consumerism, innovation, quality improvement, health information systems strategy, and entrepreneurialism, and management of strategic alliances.
Successful completion of this course will require 120 hours of management professional practice experience at an approved health care facility. Through this professional practice experience (PPE), you will gain managerial experience in departmental organization, data management, health care systems integration, clinical documentation coding and compliance processes, quality improvement, risk management, and project management in health care. In addition, you will gain experience with basic health information management department managerial functions. You will be evaluated on the performance of expected programmatic competencies at the end of the course. The course requires the submission of a completed managerial professional practice (PPE) capstone project.
Last term, completion of all program-specific courses, and permission of the Clinical Placement Team.
Total Program Credits: 180
Total Program Credits: 90
Comparability is determined by a course-by-course examination of the prior associate's or bachelor's degree against the core requirements of a Kaplan University associate’s degree.
course introduces students to multidisciplinary techniques and concepts
pertinent to lifelong career development and professionalism. Students explore
career planning as a strategy and professionalism as a method in order to
pursue employment interests and career goals. Concepts include various professional
communication skills appropriate for the global workplace, interpersonal relationship
management, professional behavior, financial decision making, marketability,
and using proper technologies to manage professional identities.
Total Program Credits: 90
The purpose of this introductory-level
American government course is to provide students with crucial
knowledge about how government works and about how they, as
individual citizens, fit within that system. Focus is on the
rights and obligations of citizens under the democratic political
system established under the U.S. Constitution; the branches and
levels of government; and the role of the media. This fundamental
knowledge combined with critical thinking skills will be valuable
personally and professionally.
Any college composition course
This course will take an in-depth look at the 1960s as a significant era in American history. Adopting multiple perspectives, we will explore the societal impact of such issues as the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the Vietnam War, the Countercultural, Civil Rights, and Feminist Movements, the advent of the birth control pill, and many others. Through exploring the music, political climate, and advancements in technology and medicine of this historical era, we will discover how our individual lives and society as a whole were forever changed.
This is a social science survey course that will examine science and technology from a variety of social science disciplines including sociology, psychology, history, political science, anthropology, and economics. The use of science and technology has been a driving force behind all of human history, and even more so today. This course will take an interactive approach to study the relationship between humanity and technology throughout time and across the globe.
This course is designed to introduce students to some of the most important concepts in science including inheritance, energy, randomness, and measurement. In addition, the course will give studentsa chance to explore the human aspects of science: how people put science into practice, how societies think about scientific findings, and why science depends on ethical practices. Knowledge gained in the course will help inform further study in many disciplines and will help students better understand how science affects their personal and professional lives.
Fundamentals of Microbiology will review basic microbial cell structure, function, and genetics. The role of microorganisms and their effect on humans and the environment will also be explained. Aspects of medical and public health will be emphasized, as will bacterial and viral diseases, parasites, immunology, and epidemiology. Course material and labs are directly relevant to studies in health sciences, biological sciences, nursing, and genetics.
In this introduction to biology, students will
explore the living world of humans. The course emphasizes the
processes of life from the molecular work of genes and proteins
to human organ systems, all the way up to food webs and
overpopulation. Practical applications of biology in everyday
life are stressed throughout the course. No prior study of
biology is required to enroll in this nonmajors
Science for Everyday Life is designed to help students recognize the importance of science as it impacts their daily lives in so many different ways. In this course, students will explore different rooms within a typical home and discover what role science plays as they investigate areas such as their kitchen and bathroom, the garden, and even the impact science has on their families and pets. The knowledge gained in this course will help garner a new appreciation for the science applications already around us and how to interpret the strengths and weaknesses of information streaming in from various sources.
In this course, students will explore the impact of creative expression on cultures from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present. By studying examples from the arts and humanities, students investigate how humans have the potential to shape history. Students develop skills to evaluate and analyze forms of creative expression, and discover how to apply these skills to their career goals, community, and daily experience.
In this course, students develop sound ethical
reasoning and judgment through the study of practical
applications of ethical theories. Topics studied include ethics
as it relates to business, health care, society, and the
environment. Emphasis is on practical applications of ethical
principles and analytical methods.
This course is a survey of human social and cultural life through an introduction to humanist theories and historical subject matter. Beginning with village settlement and the rise of cities and ending with the development of modern nations, students study the expression of human ideas and traditions through material and nonmaterial culture. Through readings and discussions, students are introduced to humanist studies and learn to appreciate cultural continuity and change as defining characteristics of the human experience.
Total Program Credits: 90
Total Program Credits: 90
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* Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Medical and Health Service Managers, on the Internet 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.
† Kaplan University cannot guarantee employment or career advancement.
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