Bachelor of Science with a major in Health Information Management

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Parker’s online Bachelor of Science with a major in Health Information Management (HIM) program prepares students to work in the health information management profession, which focuses on health care data and the management of health care information resources.

The profession addresses the nature, structure, and translation of data into usable forms of information, including the electronic health record for the advancement of health care organizations and populations. Health information management professionals collect, integrate, and analyze primary and secondary health care data, disseminate information and manage information resources, as well as research, plan, and evaluate health care services. Health Information Management professionals are an integral part of the planning and implementation of electronic health record systems.

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Health Information Management

Choose Parker for Health Information Management

Parker University’s fully online Bachelor of Science with a major in Health Information Management has been thoughtfully designed to meet the needs of today’s growing health care industry. With courses in areas such as health data management, health statistics, information technology and systems, organization management, privacy, security, and confidentiality, you’ll be ready to advance your career by helping health care providers and private practices collect, integrate, and analyze primary and secondary health care data, disseminate information and manage information resources, as well as research, plan, and evaluate health care services.

Benefits

  • Earn your bachelor degree in approximately three years
  • Convenient and accelerated learning strategies
  • Classes begin each month
  • Parker University’s No Hassle Transcript Review program eases the application process

Admission Requirements

Students may apply for the Bachelor of Science with a major in Health Information Management degree once all required courses for the degree have been completed.

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age at the time of admission
  • Complete an online or print application and submit application fee of $50
  • Complete transcript authorization form
  • Students also have the option to fill out a transcript authorization/release form available from the Admissions/Registrar’s office to allow Parker to request transcripts on the student’s behalf.
  • Submit completed documents to the Office of Enrollment and Registrar’s Office
  • Applicants must provide proof of high school graduation or GED or an official transcript with at least 60 hours of undergraduate level study
  • Registrar’s office will evaluate transcripts and send an evaluation letter reflecting degree compliance and/or deficiencies
  • Acceptance and Reservation Deposit is required.

Health Information Management Career Growth

Parker’s Bachelor of Science with a major in Health Information Management (HIM) program graduates are employed in settings that span the entire health care spectrum, from office-based physician practices to mental health facilities to public health agencies. The demand for HIM graduates is substantial, as US News and World Reports named HIM as the #4 Top Major in terms of career demand.


As the nation moves toward a more technologically advanced health care system, providers are going to need highly skilled IT experts to support them in the adoption and meaningful use of electronic health records (EHRs). This leads to an increased need for administrators to organize and manage associated information for all areas of the health care industry.

“American Health Information Management Association.” Salary Study. 2008. Web.

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Health Information Management Curriculum

Parker’s online Bachelor of Science with a major in Health Information Management (HIM) program prepares students to work in the health information management profession, which focuses on health care data and the management of health care information resources. The profession addresses the nature, structure, and translation of data into usable forms of information, including the electronic health record for the advancement of health care organizations and populations. Health information management professionals collect, integrate, and analyze primary and secondary health care data, disseminate information and manage information resources, as well as research, plan, and evaluate health care services. Health Information Management professionals are an integral part of the planning and implementation of electronic health record systems.

Year 1 Semester 1

Course Number

Course

Credit Hours

PSYC 2301 General Psychology

3

COSC 1301 Introduction to Computing

3

ENGL 1301 Composition I

3

SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communications

3

Total Credit Hours Semester 1

12

Year 1 Semester 3

Course Number

Course

Credit Hours

HPRS 2336 Pathophysiology for Health Information Management *(prerequisite course)

3

MUSI 1306 Music Appreciation

3

HIST 1301 United States History I

3

HIST 1302 United States History II

3

Total Credit Hours Semester 3

12

Year 2 Semester 5

Course Number

Course

Credit Hours

BHIM 1310 Principles of Health Information Management

3

BHIM 1311 Fundamentals of Health Information System

3

BHIM 1301 Introduction and Technical Aspects of Health Information Management

3

BHIM 2310 Departmental Management

3

Total Credit Hours Semester 5

12

Year 3 Semester 7

Course Number

Course

Credit Hours

BHIM 3301 Legal Aspects of HIM

3

BHIM 3300 Electronic Health Records

3

BHIM 3305 Quality Improvement Regulations & Procedures for HIM

3

BHIM 3345 Systems Analysis in Health Care Settings

3

Total Credit Hours Semester 7

12

Year 3 Semester 9

Course Number

Course

Credit Hours

BHIM 3311 Comparative Health Records

3

BHIM 3303 Management Science Statistics (Health Care Statistics)

3

BHIM 3501 Health Information Technology Throughout Enterprise

5

BHIM 4310 Seminar in Health Information Management

3

Total Credit Hours Semester 9

14

 Year 1 Semester 2

Course Number

Course

Credit Hours

HITT 1305 Medical Terminology *(prerequisite course)

3

BIOL 2301 &2101 Anatomy & Physiology I w/ lab component

4

BIOL 2302 &2102 Anatomy & Physiology II w/ lab component

4

MATH 1314 College Algebra

3

Total Credit Hours Semester 2

14

Year 2 Semester 4

Course Number

Course

Credit Hours

MATH 1342 Elementary Statistical Methods

3

GOVT 2305 Federal Government

3

GOVT 2306 Texas Constitution

3

ENGL 2326 American Literature

3

Total Credit Hours Semester 4

12

Year 2 Semester 6

Course Number

Course

Credit Hours

HPRS 2335 Pharmacology and Medical Treatment *(prerequisite course)

3

BHIM 2402 Clinical Classification Systems (coding)

4

BHIM 3201 Health Information management Research and Education

2

BHIM 3302 Clinical Procedural  Terminology Coding System for Provider

3

Total Credit Hours Semester 6

12

Year 3 Semester 8

Course Number

Course

Credit Hours

BHIM 3304 Health Care Privacy and Data Security

3

BHIM 2311 Management of HIM Systems

3

BHIM 4301 Finance, Reimbursement Methodologies for HIM

3

BHIM 3310 Health Information Management Research and Data Analysis

3

Total Credit Hours Semester 8

12

Year 4 Semester 10

Course Number

Course

Credit Hours

BHIM 3466 Health Information Management Practicum

4

BHIM 4320 Contemporary Leadership in Health Information Management

3

BHIM 4566 Professional Practice Experience

5

Total Credit Hours Semester 10

12

44 General Education credit hours
9 Prerequisite courses prior to major courses
71 Health Information Management major credit hour
TOTAL 124 Semester Credit Hours

12

Program Outcomes

The HIM program will publish student outcomes such as graduation rate, time to completion, etc. under Health Information Management Curriculum section of the program webpage once the program is accredited.

The baccalaureate degree Health Information Management (HIM) Program is in Candidacy Status, pending accreditation review by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).


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