Curriculum: Bachelor of Health Information Management

July 01, 2023
August 21, 2023
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Program Curriculum

Our online HIM program is designed to prepare students for RHIA® certification and high-level leadership in the healthcare industry. Program learning outcomes include:

  • Fundamental abilities & competencies for a high-level career in the HIM field
  • Proper management of confidential patient information, ensuring data integrity
  • Management & leadership skills including effective communication & best practices
  • Advanced project management skills and problem-solving abilities

Earn your Bachelor’s 100% online in less than two years! 

Our HIM courses are scheduled in two, seven-week sessions per semester. This allows students to focus on one class at a time, while also managing existing responsibilities at work and home. faculty commitment

HIM faculty and staff are dedicated to providing students with a valuable learning experience. Our HIM faculty are available (and happy) to provide meaningful feedback and guidance to our students throughout their educational journey and beyond. At UC Online, you will experience the highest levels of faculty-to-student interaction.



Want to learn more?
Here is a message from UC’s HIM Program Director and Associate Professor, Dr. Pamela S. Greenstone, EdD, RHIA:

Earn your Master of Health Informatics degree in just 3 years (part-time)!

UC offers an accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s degree program allowing qualified students to earn graduate level credits at undergraduate tuition rates! Qualified HIM students can enter the Master of Health Informatics program (and qualify to sit for the RHIA® exam) after just 5 semester in the HIM program!

Accelerated degree programs give students the opportunity to advance their education (and career) at a faster pace and reduced cost! UC’s accelerated HIM + MHI program offers numerous benefits including flexibility, affordability, and convenience.

Course Title / Description Credit
HIM 3004
Issues in Legal Aspects and Healthcare Delivery
Course: HIM 3004
Credit: 4
This course will explore national trends in healthcare delivery and focus on legal and ethical issues. Case studies will highlight practical applications in the management of health information.
HIM 3006
Health Data Management I
Course: HIM 3006
Credit: 5
This course is designed to be an advanced study of methods and techniques to manage health care data with primary focus on electronic records. Topics include healthcare databases, documentation guidelines and evaluation of compliance with regulations and standards.
HIM 3008
Reimbursement System
Course: HIM 3008
Credit: 4

This course focuses on analysis of various health care reimbursement methods and the role of health information management in the revenue cycle.

  • Reimbursement management
  • Severity of illness systems
  • Chargemaster management
  • Casemix management
  • Audit processes
  • Payment systems
HIM 3012
Health Information Systems
Course: HIM 3012
Credit: 5

In this course, students will study the framework and architecture that defines the electronic health record and the key role it plays in the quality of health care delivery. Students will compare and contrast the methods of communication, technology and data security measures in health care organizations.

  • Health information standards
  • Computer concepts and systems development
  • Communication technologies
  • Internet technologies
  • Data information and file structures
  • Data storage and retrieval
  • Data security
  • Medical vocabulary standards and natural language processing
  • National Health Information Infrastructure
HIM 3014
Health Information Technology Practicum
Course: HIM 3014
Credit: 4
This course will focus on problem-based learning and projects associated with computer applicationsin healthcare. Students will engage in practice issues and tasks applied to workflow analysis.
HIM 4004
Health Care Statistics & Research Methods
Course: HIM 4004
Credit: 4

This course is designed to provide an introduction to research methods as well as analysis and presentation of data.

  • Statistical analysis of health care data
  • Descriptive, inferential and vital statistics
  • Data reporting and presentation techniques
  • Computerized statistical packages
  • Research design and methods
  • National guidelines regarding human subjects’ research
  • Institutional Review Board process
HIM 4006
Quality Management & Performance Improvement
Course: HIM 4006
Credit: 5

This course provides advanced study of the application of quality improvement tools, evaluation of documentation standards, quality improvement, credentialing, and utilization and risk management. Students analyze data and create reports to support facility-wide quality initiatives.

  • Quality assessment and management tools
  • Utilization and resource management
  • Risk management
  • Disease management processes
HIM 4008
Organizational Management and Leadership in Healthcare
Course: HIM 4008
Credit: 5
This course focuses on the application of principles of human resource departments and managing health information management departments in healthcare facilities.
HIM 4016
Financial Management in Healthcare
Course: HIM 4016
Credit: 5
This course is designed to examine the financial aspects of healthcare and accounting principles.
HIM 4018
Project Management
Course: HIM 4018
Credit: 4

This course will focus on developing strategic and operational plans in health care. Students apply principles for the project management of health information services. This course provides a study of change, team building and leadership development related to the practice of health care. Students explore strategies for problem-solving and decision-making.

  • Strategic leadership, management and planning
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Team/consensus building
  • Project management tools
HIM 5005
Capstone and Practicum
Course: HIM 5005
Credit: 7-10
Environmental scan of emerging issues and trends in the health information management (HIM) field. Develop an educational plan for individual presentations and senior PowerPoint presentation. Integrate studies and apply knowledge to problems and issues facing the HIM profession and apply knowledge to case studies.
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