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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.

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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 in 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—what we call 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 Accredited 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).

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.

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.

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

  • Health information director
  • College instructor
  • Patient advocate
  • Physician practice manager
  • Data security administrator
  • Patient privacy expert
  • Health data analyst
  • Clinical coding specialist
  • Private consultant

Career development

For more information on health information management jobs, visit the AHIMA Career Center and check out the HI Career Map.

Before you graduate, you’ll work with our Career Services Office to learn how to search for jobs, find the right internship, and connect with employers.

“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.