online Bachelor of Science for Health Information Professionals

Our online HIM bachelor's program is designed with your health career in mind. With a focus on operations management, this online degree program in Health Information Management (HIM) utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to its curriculum. Billions of dollars have been invested in newer health information technology infrastructure, creating a greater need for educated health information professionals who are knowledgeable in data management, information policy, finance, information systems, and related fields.

This online bachelor's program offers you the opportunity to:

  • Survey health records, filing systems, electronic records, and documentation issues, along with indexes, registers, and health data collection.
  • Learn essential HIM software programs, medical terminology and pharmacology classification systems.
  • Master coding guidelines, the interconnection between clinical coding, compliance, and reimbursement, and learn to apply ICD-10 coding steps.
  • Explore goal setting, problem solving, staffing, and employee training and development.
  • Study health insurance and public funding programs, managed care contracting, and payment for services.
  • Explore legal and ethical aspects of health information management, specifically in healthcare fraud and abuse.

Tailor your HIM degree to your career by choosing course options in business management, accounting, finance, operations and information systems. This flexibility enables you to apply your education in variety of the healthcare industry, from hospital or physician practices to insurance and pharmaceutical organizations and more.

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The pursuit of my degree taught me some valuable life and educational lessons that developed me into a better leader and more valuable asset to my agency.

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Annual Tuition & Fees*

Annual Tuition & Fees Chart Annual estimates of undergraduate and graduate costs with and without military grant. WITH MILITARY GRANT WITHOUT GRANT Undergraduate (30 credits annually) Graduate (18 credits annually) $8,000 $8,600 $6,150 $6,600 Our tuitionper credit hour $250 Our tuitionper credit hour $270 Our tuitionper credit hour $325 Our tuitionper credit hour $350

*Annual estimates are based on published tuition and technology fees assuming 30 undergraduate or 18 graduate-level semester credit hours.Technology fees are $50 per course and are covered by grants for U.S. active-duty military service members, and for Guard and Reserve personnel when using military tuition assistance.

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51% of our students receive course credit for prior college or work experience.

Transfer Credit Chart Average and maximum transfer credits from associate, bachelor's and and master's degree levels. Average Credits Transferred Toward Degree Total Credits* Associate Bachelor's Master's 20 44 8 64 121 39 *Average number of credits needed to complete your degree program

Book Grant Savings: Ebooks are provided at no cost for students enrolled in undergraduate courses for credit. The undergraduate book grant is estimated to save $250 per academic semester if you are registered as a full-time student.

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