Enhance the patient experience with a health information management degree
Bachelor of Science - Health Information Management (123 credits minimum)
Safeguard health information to help ensure patients receive the best possible care with the bachelor’s in health information management (HIM) at Davenport University. Gain the skills you need for health information manager roles and other high-paying jobs in health informatics with our 100% online health informatics courses.
Earn transfer credit for your qualifying associate degree in health information technology and your Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT®) certification so you can complete your bachelor’s in health information management in just one year.
Our CAHIIM-accredited health information management degree program is led by industry-aligned faculty who give you an innovative virtual learning experience through our Global Campus. Davenport’s online health informatics courses qualifies you to sit for the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) exam, which our health information management degree graduates pass at rates above the national average.
What is a bachelor’s of health information management?
A health information management degree focuses on analyzing, managing, using and protecting patient data and other health information to assure the highest quality and integrity.
Take classes on your schedule through Davenport’s online health informatics program, the only one of its kind in Michigan. Complete your bachelor’s of health information management in as little as one year with transfer credit for your qualifying associate degree and RHIT credentials. Get started today on your degree in health information management today and you’ll be on a streamlined path to your career as a health information manager or in other fast-growth jobs in health informatics.
Explore Davenport’s health informatics courses
Develop the skills in critical thinking, data analysis, communication, applied research and leadership that will make you an outstanding candidate for jobs in health informatics. Classes you’ll take toward your health information management degree include leadership theory, information governance and security health information management.
Foundations of Excellence
|Transfer (35cr)||Advanced Standing Credit||35|
Foundations of Health Professions
|HLTH101R||Intro to Health Careers/Retake||0|
|Transfer (16cr)||Advanced Standing Credit||16|
|FINC403||Health Care Finance||3|
|GPMT287||Principles of Project Mgmt||3|
|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|
|Transfer (39cr)||Advanced Standing Credit||39|
Which class should I take? When should I take it?
See our Recommended Program Sequences:
Why pursue an online health information management degree at Davenport?
Hands-on experiences, such as a capstone project with an optional internship, will enrich the deep foundational knowledge you’ll develop in Davenport’s online health informatics program. Faculty mentoring and online tutoring will support your success, while valuable connections await you in our Allied Health/Health Information Student and Alumni Association.
Graduate fully prepared for jobs in health informatics, including higher-paying roles such as health information managers. Continue your education with Davenport’s Master of Science in Health Informatics and Information Management (MSHIIM) and join the 100% of our MSHIIM students who find jobs in health informatics within six months of graduation.
Experience the Davenport difference:
Pioneering online health informatics program
Enjoy the convenience of fully online classes through our Global Campus. In Michigan, only Davenport offers you this trailblazing, 100% online health informatics degree completion program.
Apply what you learn in Davenport’s health informatics program through your capstone course, optional internship and volunteering within your state HIM organization.
Advanced HIM technology
Work with the latest HIM software and learning platforms, such as 3M Encoder, Go EHR, VirBELA and MedTrak Educational Systems, for technology skills that top jobs in health informatics require.
Scholarships designed for health informatics
Qualify for our scholarships specific to the health information management degree, including Michigan Health Information Management Association (MHIMA) and the AHIMA Foundation.
Eligibility for certification exams
Complete your health informatics courses and health information management degree and qualify to take RHIA, Certified Coding Associate (CCA), Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) and Certified Coding Specialist — Physician-based (CCS-P) exams.
Higher than average RHIA pass rate
Receive the industry-centered preparation that has enabled Davenport health information management degree graduates to pass the RHIA exam at rates higher than the national average.
HIT/HIM Program Director
Meet Megan Tober, the associate department chair and program director for the health information management programs at Davenport University.
Get started on your online health informatics courses
Explore the admissions requirements and then take the next step toward earning your health information management degree at Davenport.
Programs related to the health informatics degree
About Davenport University
Davenport is a private, not-for-profit university with more than 150 years of experience preparing students for successful careers.
Offering over 60 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs, we align with top employers to design degree programs that help you gain the skills and real-world experience you need to rise above the rest. With small class sizes and campuses across Michigan or online, you’ll earn a quality education on your schedule at Davenport University.
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.
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
Department Chair Allied Health and Health Information Management: Linda Sorensen, MPA, 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
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.