Prepare to advance your career as an allied health professional in as few as 18 months with our accredited, online Health Information Management (HIM) Bachelor’s degree program.1 This CAHIIM-accredited Bachelor's degree-completion program utilizes career-focused curriculum and practical, hands-on opportunities in your courses to give you the knowledge, skills and confidence to excel. Pursue your passion through a variety of leadership roles, such as a medical records manager, risk management officer or clinical data analyst. Earning a Health Information Management degree online with Flex Choice® allows you to combine traditional online coursework and self-directed assessments—a more affordable way to receive credit for what you already know.
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- Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and the number of courses completed each term.
- Rasmussen College will reimburse you any out-of-pocket costs of the application fee for each first attempt of up to three designated industry certification exams for which you qualify. Should you need to take an exam more than once to receive a passing grade score, you will be responsible for all subsequent exam application fees. Rasmussen College will provide practice exams and materials when available.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed May 30, 2018] www.bls.gov/ooh/. Employment conditions in your area may vary.
What Will I Be Prepared to Do When I’m Done?
Strive for Industry Certification
Preparation for the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) exam is built into your regular coursework so that you’ll be ready to sit for the certification exam the day you graduate—and the application fee is included in your tuition costs.2
Advance in the Industry
Graduates from our Health Information Management program feel confident advancing their careers in the healthcare industry and health information roles in a variety of work settings.
Pursue Potential Job Growth
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the projected job growth potential between 2016 and 2026 medical and health services managers is 20%.3 An HIM degree from Rasmussen College can help set you up for success in this growing field.
What Skills Will I Gain?
Gain experience maintaining electronic health records and developing information policy during two professional practice experiences.
Professional Communication and Leadership
Develop your management skills in order to promote effective collaboration and lead a team of health information professionals.
Management of Health Information Systems
Learn skills that allow you to design and manage health information systems in order to develop and implement data policies.
Diverse Knowledge of Healthcare Settings
Gain an understanding of financial management and analysis within multiple healthcare settings.
What Types of Classes Will I Take?
- HIM 3710
- 4 Credits
- HIM 3910
- 4 Credits
- HIM 4115
- 4 Credits
Advanced Quality Management in Healthcare
Examines facility-wide quality management and continues quality improvement models, processes, methods and tools for healthcare organizations.
Healthcare Statistics & Reporting
Discusses and applies the common terms, formulae and computations used in healthcare statistics through effective data collection, interpretation of information and the display of data.
Applied Research in Health Information Management
Students will complete a research project specific to HIM and will present their research to classmates and instructors using a webinar environment.
24 Courses to Complete
90 Credit Hours
What Should I Know Before I Enroll?
Enrolling students to this program must have earned an Associate’s degree in health information technology/management from a CAHIIM-accredited program within the past five years, or have an Associate’s degree and possess a current RHIT credential. If the degree was earned over five years ago, the enrolling student needs to have work experience in the health information industry within the last five years and approval from the program coordinator. In addition to meeting other admissions requirements, entrants to this program must also pass a criminal background check.
Where Will I Take These Classes?
At Rasmussen College, we want our courses to be available for your schedule; not the other way around. Many of our programs are available on campus or online. Select programs are available for enrollment through a specific campus, but students complete the courses online and are able to utilize online and on-campus support and resources.