Combine information technology and business for a rewarding career in health care
Bachelor of Science - Health Information Management (120 credits minimum)
Make a difference in health care without having to provide direct patient care with the bachelor of science in health information management at Davenport University. Our health information management program — the only 100% online program of its kind in Michigan — combines information technology (IT), business, problem-solving and management skills to give you a powerful way to make a positive impact as a health care administrator in health information.
You’ll learn what it takes to acquire, analyze, manage and protect health information when you learn from Davenport’s expert health information management faculty. These experts know exactly which information management technology skills you’ll need in the health care field and have intentionally designed the curriculum around that.
CAHIIM-accredited health information management program
Davenport’s accreditation by the CAHIIM means you’ll be eligible to sit for the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) exam after graduation. This accreditation also guarantees that our health information management program provides you with the professionally required knowledge and skills you need to rise above the rest in today’s job market.
Explore classes for the health information management major
Prepare for in-demand health care administrator roles within the nation’s health information systems through courses that are aligned with Quality Matters (QM). Build on core classes with courses like medical terminology, health care management and health care law and ethics. You’ll also gain the skills needed to be a medical coder through courses like CPT HCPCS coding and ICD coding. Prepare to become a health care administrator in health information and other leadership roles through courses such as health information technology, health care finance and human resource management.
Foundations of Excellence
|BIOL115||A & P w/Human Disease I||4|
|BIOL116||A & P w/Human Disease II||4|
|BIOL131||Introduction to Human Disease||3|
|SOSC201||Diversity in Society||3|
|STAT219||Introduction to Biostatistics||3|
|MATH120 or MATH125||College Mathematics or Intermediate Algebra||3|
Foundations of Health Professions
|ACCT200 or ACCT201||Accounting Basics for Managers (recommended) or Accounting Foundations I||3-4|
|HLTH101M||Intro to Health Careers||0|
|HLTH230||Health Care Law and Ethics||3|
|BITS212 or CISP247||Microcomputer Applications: Database or Database Design||2|
|FINC403||Health Care Finance||3|
|GPMT287||Principles of Project Mgmt||3|
|HINT110||Introduction to HIM||3|
|HINT201||Health Information Technology||3|
|HINT209||Quality/Perf Improve Hlth Care||3|
|HINT215||Applied Statistics for Health Information Management||1|
|HINT222||Procedural CPT/HCPCS Coding||3|
|HINT297||HIT Prof Pract Exp (Lecture)||2|
|HINT297C||HIT Prof Pract Exp (Clinic)||2|
|HINT335||Coding and Revenue Cycle Mgmt||2|
|HINT350||Clinical Information Systems||3|
|HINT400||Management Information Systems||3|
|HINT420||Data Analysis/Research in HIM||3|
|HINT496||Health Information Management Capstone||4|
|HLTH250||Heatlhcare Reimbursement Mgmt||3|
|HRMG213||Human Resource Management||3|
Choose a minimum of 3 - 4 credits from the following courses or any HINT, HSAD, HRMG, IAAS, MGMT or foreign language courses not already listed in degree requirements:
|HINT294||Coding Prof Prac Exp (Lecture)||2|
|HINT294L||Advanced Coding Lab||2|
|HINT490||Health Info Mgmt Internship||3 - 6|
|HSAD302||Regulatory Health Care||3|
|HSAD402||Health Care Risk Management||3|
|MGMT316||Innovation & Managing Change||3|
|SABR381||Study Abroad Experience||3|
Which class should I take? When should I take it?
See our Recommended Program Sequences:
HIT/HIM Program Director
Meet Megan Tober, the associate department chair and program director for the health information management programs at Davenport University.
Why a degree in health information management at Davenport?
Through Davenport’s bachelor of science in health information management, you can bring together your passion for health care with your desire to protect health information and maintain vital information across technology platforms. The fully online degree in health information management will prepare you for a variety of jobs in health information security as well as a health care administrator or medical coder.
Experience the Davenport difference:
Finish your degree in health information management and be eligible for the RHIA exam. Our grads beat the national average!
Become a health care administrator, risk manager, medical coder, privacy officer or other role in health information management.
3D virtual platform
Customize an avatar and better engage in the health information management program with VirBELA, a 3D virtual learning platform.
Grants and scholarships
Go beyond Davenport’s financial aid and scholarship packages to earn health-profession-specific grants and scholarships.
Health information management internships
Gain on-the-job experience through 200- to 400-hour health information management internships in actual health care systems.
Get started on your degree in health information management
Explore the admissions requirements and then take the next step toward your Davenport degree in health information management.
Admission follows Davenport University admission and progression policy as outlines in Undergraduate Catalog. Student in the College of Health Professions must maintain a 2.0 GPA to continue in a program of study towards a degree.
Students successfully completing this CAHIIM-accredited program are eligible to take the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) exam offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
Each program completes a yearly Annual Program Assessment Review (APAR) for CAHIIM.
Outcomes from the most recent program review include:
- 100% of respondents to an employer survey indicated they are satisfied with graduates of the
Davenport University HIM program
- Graduate Satisfaction = 100%
- Student Satisfaction 6.11 on a scale of 1-7
- Retention rate as of Fall 2019 = 77%
- Job placement rate = 100%
- Enrollment/Graduation rate = of all 113 HIM students enrolled in Fall 2018, 23 or 20.4%
received a bachelor's degree award in the program from DU within the 2018-19 academic year.
- RHIA pass rate = higher than the national average
Program or Student/graduate Learning Outcomes
Manage data structure, content, and information governance.
Evaluate information protection: access, use, disclosure, privacy, and security.
Determine the appropriate use of health informatics, health analytics, and health
Interpret health law and compliance methods.
Evaluate organizational management and leadership strategies utilized in the
Health Information Management field.
Engage in healthcare revenue cycle improvement processes.
Faculty and Staff
Department Chair/Interim Associate Dean Allied Health and Health Information Management: Linda Sorensen, EdD, RHIA, CHPS
Associate Department Chair, HIM/Allied Graduate: Jeanne Freeman PhD, RHIA
Associate Department Chair/Program Director HIT/HIM: Megan Tober, MBA, RHIA
Teaching and Learning Coordinator: Stacie Kreinbrink, MBA, RHIA
The HIM baccalaureate degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) at the Davenport University main campus in Grand Rapids, MI. Contact information:
233 N. Michigan Avenue Suite 2150
Chicago, IL 60601
The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) educates health information professionals to ensure the patient stays connected to their data throughout the healthcare process. AHIMA-certified professionals ensure that sensitive health stories remain accurate, accessible, protected and complete.