Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Information Management (HIM)

Prepare for an In-Demand Health Information Management Career

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 20% between 2016 and 2026, 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. 

Fast-Track to Your Bachelor's Degree

If you received a CAHIIM-approved Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology, your prior degree could put you on the fast track to your bachelor’s degree. Note: completion of an associate’s degree is not a prerequisite for the 4-year program.

Gain Practical Experience and Build Industry Connections in Health Information Management

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.

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Program Outcomes

After completing the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management program, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate foundational knowledge of the principles of planning, designing, managing, and evaluating electronic information systems.
  • Apply research and critical thinking skills to create solutions for health care issues.
  • Analyze the forces impacting health care delivery and health information systems.
  • Implement best practices in decision-making regarding the management of health information. 
  • Interpret and apply medical, administrative, ethical, and legal requirements and standards related to health care delivery and the privacy of protected health information.
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Capstone Project

The Bachelor 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. 

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Higher Education at the Highest Standards

Kaplan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and committed to the highest standards. Our specific programs hold additional industry-relevant approvals and accreditations.

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Meet the Growing Demand for Health Information Professionals

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
  • Consulting firms

How Do I Get Started?

Kaplan University offers multiple start dates, giving you greater flexibility with your education, life, and work schedules. Certain start dates may not be available at all ground locations; speak with an advisor for additional information.

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What Courses Will I Take?

Courses in the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management focus on developing knowledge to support operations, management, and decision-making initiatives within the health information field. Your program will culminate with a capstone course and externship that builds upon all the courses taken in the program. Courses include:

  • Legal Aspects of Health Information
  • Automation of Health Information
  • Reimbursement Methodologies
  • Quality Assurance and Statistics in Health Information
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Strategic Planning and Organizational Development
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Program Requirements
  • Core Credits33
  • Major Credits117
  • Elective Credits30
  • Total Credits180

Can I Afford This?

Here are some of the ways we can help lower the cost of your tuition and help you graduate sooner.

Tuition and Fees

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Online, Rockville, Indiana, Missouri, Wisconsin
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Indiana resident military veterans: tuition for online undergraduate degree and certificate programs is $220.00 per quarter credit hour.


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*Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 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.