B.S. in Health Information Management

Solve health care problems at global scale

You can improve health care systems and enhance the patient experience—without becoming a nurse or physician. Develop sought-after skills that lead to employment by earning our Health Information Management (HIM) degree.

You’ll help people to navigate complex health care choices, and protect the security of their electronic health records by becoming a Health Information Management professional.

This degree is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) and approved by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

Earn 2 degrees in 5 years

Earn a bachelor's and a master's degree in 5 years.

Online convenience

Earn your degree online, on-campus, or a hybrid of the two.

Graduate with experience

You’ll graduate with real-world, hands-on experience, the kind that employers value. Your practicum project can even lead to an offer of employment.

What you'll learn

  • Pathophysiology and Pharmacology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Computer Concepts and Applications
  • Math Statistics
  • Data governance
  • Information privacy and security
  • Revenue cycle management
  • Health Law
  • Organizational Management & Leadership

Learning Outcomes

Careers

$47,000Median annual starting salary

85%Employed / Continuing Education

3.9 YearsFull-time graduation rate

5.8 YearsPart-time graduation rate

Where our graduates work

100% student & employer satisfaction.

  • Blue and Co.
  • Clinical Coding Solutions
  • Columbus Regional Hospital
  • Franciscan Alliance
  • The Health Care Group-Encore
  • IU Health
  • Indiana University Transformation System
  • St. Vincent Health
  • Trust Healthcare Consulting Services
  • Truven Health Analytics

Sample job titles

  • Certified medical coder
  • Consultant
  • Health informatics specialist
  • Health information services director
  • HIM supervisor
  • Implementation consultant
  • Outpatient authorization specialist
  • Reimbursement analyst

Degree Requirements

You can receive credit by prior learning assessment for knowledge and skills acquired from study and professional practice.

Sixty credit hours of credit-by-credential can be granted to enrolled students who have obtained both:

  1. An Associate of Science in Health Information Technology or an Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology within the last 5 years at an institution accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM).
  2. The Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) credential awarded by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

Also:Transfer students can transfer up to 90 percent of credit hours they’ve earned from programs accredited by CAHIIM. (This number is based on CAHIIM 2014 competencies.)

cahiim sealThe Health Information Management accreditor of Indiana University (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Campus) is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for the Baccalaureate degree in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2022. 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.