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. 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
|Transfer (16cr)||Advanced Standing Credit||16|
|HLTH101M||Intro to Health Careers||0|
|Transfer (39cr)||Advanced Standing Credit||39|
|HINT335||Coding and Revenue Cycle Mgmt||2|
|HINT350||Clinical Information Systems||3|
|HINT400||Management Information Systems||3|
|HINT420||Data Analysis/Research in HIM||3|
|HINT475||Enterprise Governance Hlthcare||3|
|HINT496||Health Info Mgmt Capstone||4|
Option: Cancer Tumor Registry Specialty [CNTR]
|CATR110||Cancer Registry Strct/Oper/Mgt||4|
|CATR130||Cancer Disease Coding &Staging||3|
|CATR210||Oncology Treatment & Coding||3|
|CATR230||Cancer Followup, Data Qual/Mgt||3|
|CATR299||Cancer Tumor Registry Practicm||3|
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:
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, 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: 72.73% (Above national average, 8/1/2020-7/31/2021)
Program Completion: 40% in 6 years (Academic Year 20-21)
National Cancer Registrars Association
The Cancer Registry Management specialty track of the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management is provisionally 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.
Department Chair Allied Health and Health Information Management: Linda Sorensen, MPA, RHIA, CHPS
Associate Department Chair, HIM/Allied Graduate: Joseph C. Brown, DHA
Associate Department Chair/Program Director HIT/HIM: Megan Tober, MBA, RHIA
The mission of the HIM program is to prepare graduates who can analyze, manage, and utilize patient care data and health information resources. The curriculum is designed to meet the requirements of our accrediting bodies.
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.
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.
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.