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Health Information Management Bachelor of Science

Solving health care problems on a global scale

Do you want a career that will take you around the world and put you at the forefront of health care technology and policy? The Health Information Management (HIM) degree program at the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI prepares graduates to:

  • Be the experts who improve health care systems and enhance the patient experience.
  • Help people navigate complex health care choices.
  • Ensure the security of electronic health records in the digital age.

You can complete your Health Information Management degree entirely online, making it easy to fit into your busy schedule. Students also may apply credit earned for our Online Medical Coding Certificate toward this bachelor’s degree.

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Be prepared to excel

Graduate with the latest medical billing and coding skills, allowing you to become a crucial part of the health care system. Earning this degree opens opportunities in medical coding training, as well as many other health information management jobs, including data analyst, health educator, and chief information operator.

The ability to manage data effectively and securely is critical to patient privacy, health record documentation, reimbursement, and clinical decision-making.  As a health information manager, you’ll build on a solid knowledge of medical coding and information governance to interpret data and improve the quality of care.

Endless opportunities in Indiana’s health care hub

Why should you study Health Information Management at IUPUI? Our campus has a strong health care focus, and our students get experience at facilities like the IU School of Medicine, the IU School of Nursing, the Regenstrief Institute, and the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center.

That real-world learning is not just a bonus—it’s a program requirement. You’ll complete a project—a professional practicum—in a health care setting under the supervision of a mentor.

Where student projects turn into job offers

You could get hired directly from your practicum project experience, like the HIM student who accepted a job offer from a local hospital after decreasing the hospital’s infection rates and the response time to inpatient calls. The student’s solution: a new call system that tracked hand sanitizer use and wait times, and a much clearer and shorter system instruction manual.

CAHIIM-accredited and AHIMA-approved

CAHIIM SealThe Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) and approved by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

Transfer students can transfer up to 90 percent of credit hours they’ve earned from programs accredited by CAHIIM.*

* This number is based on CAHIIM 2014 competencies.

Accelerated studies save you time and money

Our program offers a gateway to accelerated graduate studies. Students can earn a Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management plus a Master of Science in Health Informatics in only 5 years.

Accelerated 4+1 programs are time and cost efficient, allowing you to complete two degrees in five years—with increased career opportunities and earning potential.

Learn more about the 5-year B.S. + M.S.

Financial assistance

We offer scholarships for new and transfer students and tuition reduction through the Midwest Student Exchange Program, as well as scholarships for current students.

Online students are eligible for IUPUI HIM scholarship. Once you’ve submitted your application to the Health Information Management program, contact Lisa DesNoyers at ldesnoye@iu.edu for the scholarship application.

Careers in Health Information Management

Can you bring order out of chaos? Do you enjoy mastering ever-changing technology?

For more than six decades we’ve trained students to develop problem-solving skills that make them highly sought-after experts in both private and public health care environments. Our graduates are go-to health care consultants—the professionals who are called in when solutions are needed. Many are being hired for positions created just for them.

$51,150

Average Starting health information management salary with RHIA

Where we work

  • Blue and Co.
  • Clinical Coding Solutions
  • Columbus Regional Hospital
  • Exact Target
  • Franciscan Alliance
  • The Health Care Group-Encore
  • IU Health
  • Indiana University Transformation System
  • St. Vincent Health
  • Trust Healthcare Consulting Services, LLC
  • Truven Health Analytics

What we do

  • Chief Privacy Operator
  • Clinical coding specialist
  • College instructor
  • Data security administrator
  • Documentation Analyst
  • Documentation Specialist
  • Health data analyst
  • Health information director
  • Patient advocate
  • Patient privacy expert
  • Physician practice manager
  • Private consultant
  • Transformation Analyst

“We are paperwork people, but we’re not just about the paperwork. We’re about the puzzle.”

Lisa DesNoyers, Health Information Management Program Director

Get credit for your experience and credentials

Credit for your experience

You can receive credit by prior learning assessment for knowledge and skills acquired from study and professional practice.

Credit for your credentials

Sixty credit hours of credit-by-credential can be granted to enrolled students who have obtained both:

  1. An Associate of Science in Health Information Technology or an Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology within the last 5 years at an institution accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM).
  2. The Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) credential awarded by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

Plan of study

The HIM program incorporates medicine, management, finance, information technology, and law into one curriculum.

Students who earn an HIM degree also specialize in:

  • Project management
  • Problem solving
  • Data security
  • Revenue management
  • Auditing

No limit to where and how far you’ll go

Our program teaches you to advance quickly in your career, and there’s no limit to what you can achieve.