Bachelor of Health Information Management

Bachelor of Health Information Management
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Learn more about the program from director Dr. Karen Lankisch, MHI, RHIA, CHDA, CEHRS, CPC, CPPM, and UC's dedicated online enrollment services team.


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What is Health Information Management (HIM)?

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) defines Health Information Management as “the practice of gathering, analyzing and securing all forms of important medical information to help provide quality patient care.”

If you want to start a new career or advance in the healthcare industry, this degree is perfect for you. UC’s online program can be completed one class at a time in just two years! Classes can be scheduled to fit your needs.

HIM Program Mission:

The mission of the University of Cincinnati’s online Health Information Management program is to improve health information resource management by educating students on the financial, administrative, and clinical data/information required to manage, plan, analyze, deliver, and evaluate health information systems. Health Information Management students will be immersed in innovative and engaging learning experiences that will prepare them for entry-level management roles within the healthcare industry.

HIM Program Goals:

The goal of the University of Cincinnati’s online Health Information Management program is to graduate competent, knowledgeable administrators in health information management. To achieve these goals, standards and competencies have been identified in key areas where outcomes can be measured through appropriate evaluation methods. The information provided below illustrates the process used at the University of Cincinnati:

  • Fulfill the missions of the University of Cincinnati (UC) and UC Clermont
  • Prepare students with the educational base required to meet entry-level competencies in health information management
  • Offer a high-quality, comprehensive curriculum based on continuous assessment and quality improvement
  • Offer opportunities for students to complete course requirements through innovative, distance-learning teaching methods
  • Provide a program that is student-centered
  • Serve the state and local healthcare community by participating in planning and delivering HIM education programs
Benefits of UC’s Online BHIM Program:
  • Program is fully accredited by CAHIIM®
  • 100% online – no campus visits required
  • Professional practicum offers valuable real-world experience
  • Curriculum prepares students for the RHIA* exam
  • Personalized feedback and low student-faculty ratios
  • Exclusive access to UC’s national healthcare network
  • 1:1 guidance from your Advisor/Student Success Coordinator
  • Professional resume and career development services
  • Generous financial aid packages including scholarships and grants
CAHIIM® Accreditation

The health information management accreditor of the University of Cincinnati is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM®). The College’s accreditation for its Baccalaureate degree in health information management has been reaffirmed through 2031-2032. 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 [email protected].

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