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 100% online health information management program 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. The Health Information Management BS also qualifies for our Employment Guarantee

Davenport University's health information technology and health information management programs are designed as building blocks for our certificate, associate, bachelor and master-level degree offerings. Learn how to stack your HIT and HIM degrees here

To learn more information about Davenport's health information technology and health information management career pathways: Click here

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.

Choose from one of our three specialties cancer tumor registry, global project management or revenue management. 

  • Cancer tumor registry - Davenport University is the only university in Michigan to offer a specialized program that combines information technology and business to prepare individuals for the Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR) credential. This career offers an opportunity to provide data that assists cancer research, treatment, prevention and screening.

  • Global project management - Learn the financial and risk management aspects of project management in a global environment by focusing on activity-based forecasting, estimating management reserve and more. You’ll also prepare for the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification exam.  

  • Revenue management - Gain the knowledge of various revenue cycle areas and proper skill sets needed to increase revenue and reimbursement for facilities. This specialty will further the understanding of revenue responsibilities in and across the patient continuum.

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.

This fully online program is delivered through our Global Campus
of Davenport grads are employed within six months of graduation
Earn the average health information salary of $68,397

Your health information technology and health information management stackable degrees

Davenport University's HIT and HIM programs are designed as building blocks for our certificate, associate, bachelor and master-level degree offerings. After finishing the coding and billing certificate, you'll be able to seamlessly apply the credits you earned to the degrees listed below –– all while earning resume-boosting recognition along the way.


Stack 1: Coding and Billing Certificate

Stack 2: Associate

Health Information Technology

Stack 3: Bachelor

Health Information Management

Health Information Management: Completion

Stack 4: Master

Health Informatics and Information Management

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:

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RHIA certification

Finish your degree in health information management and be eligible for the RHIA exam. Our grads beat the national average!


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Career preparation

Become a health care administrator, risk manager, medical coder, privacy officer or other role in health information management. 


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State-of-the-art technology

Use state-of-the-art software and learning platforms like 3M Encoder, GO EHR, and MedTrak Educational Systems in this associates degree in information technology program.


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Grants and scholarships

Go beyond Davenport’s financial aid and scholarship packages to earn health-profession-specific grants and scholarships.


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Health information management internships

Gain on-the-job experience through 80-hour health information management internships in actual health care systems. 


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Study abroad

Enhance your studies in health information management by studying abroad through our worldwide university partnerships. 


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. 

Talk to an admissions advisor

Davenport’s admissions team is here to answer your questions. Please call us at 800.686.1600 or email us at

Apply now or request more information

Start on your path to earning a health information management salary. Request more information or begin your application now.

CAHIIM Accreditation

The Health Information Management accreditor of Davenport University is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for Bachelor degree in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2023.  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


Program impact

The mission of the HIM program is to prepare graduates to assume and emerging key role in supporting the electronic and technological infrastructure for health services delivery. The curriculum is designed to meet requirements of our accrediting bodies.

  • Employment Rate: 94% (2021-2022)

  • Graduate Satisfaction Rate: 100% (2021-2022)

  • Student Satisfaction: 6.15 (out of 7, 2021-2022)

  • Program Retention: 72% (2021-2022)

  • RHIA Certification Pass Rate: 75% (Above national average, 8/1/202-17/31/2022)

  • Graduation Rate: 44% (2022)

National Cancer Registrars Association

The Cancer Registry Management specialty track of the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management is accredited by the National Cancer Registrars Association and its Formal Education Committee. Once a student has completed the Cancer Registry Management Program specialty track, they meet all requirements to apply for the National Cancer Registrars Association Certified Tumor Registrar (CTR©) exam for the CTR© credential.

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Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society 

Davenport University has met HIMSS' rigorous standards for quality health information and technology education. This exclusive recognition by HIMSS means the university's program is aligned with the competencies employers want, and it prepares learners to sit for a HIMSS professional certification exam.

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Additional resources

Some programs require a student to complete a portion of their degree plan off-campus. 
View a full list of those programs and courses


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