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Health Information Management (Bachelor of Science)

Health Information Management is a multi-disciplinary degree, which combines training in the fields of health informatics, business and health science. Students graduating with this degree will gain the skills necessary to work with health information systems and health data management, and be able to bridge the gap between clinicians and health information technology. Students will acquire the knowledge needed to become an integral component of the health information management system and master ICD-10-CM, CPT, and HCPCS II classification systems.  The Health Information Management program at Indiana University Southeast is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). 

Students pursuing this degree will be eligible to sit for the Registered Health Information Management Administrator (RHIA) certification examination. In addition, students will receive the Certificate in Medical Coding and be eligible to earn credentials in medical coding.  Students have the option to sit for the Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) or Certified Coding Specialist – Physician Based (CCS-P) medical coding certification examination offered through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) or to sit for the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) medical coding certification examination offered through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC).

Student Learning Goals

  1. Data Structure, Content, and Information Governance
  2. Information Protection: Access, Disclosure, Archival, Privacy, and Security
  3. Informatics, Analytics, and Data Use
  4. Revenue Cycle Management
  5. Health Law & Compliance
  6. Organizational Management & Leadership

Degree Requirements

Students receiving the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management degree must complete 120 total credit hours including:

  • General Education Core (30 cr.)
  • Major requirements (87 cr.)
  • Electives as needed to complete 120 total credit hours

  • A minimum GPA of 2.0 is required
  • Courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise noted
  • Courses required for the major must be completed with a grade of C or higher
  • A minimum of 30 credit hours at the 300- or 400-level

Major Requirements

Courses marked with an asterisk (*) can be used to satisfy a General Education Core Requirement.

  • ENG-W 231* Professional Writing Skills
  • COMM-S 121* Public Speaking
  • MATH-M 114* Quantitative Literacy II
  • Choose one of the following
    • PSY-P 101* Introductory Psychology 1
    • PSY-P 102* Introductory Psychology 2
  • BIOL-L 100 Humans and the Biological World (5 cr.)
  • ANAT-A 215 Basic Human Anatomy (5 cr.)
  • PHSL-P 215 Basic Human Physiology (5 cr.)
  • MATH-K 300 Statistical Techniques for Health Professions
  • INFO-I 101 Introduction to Informatics (4 cr.)
  • INFO-I 356 Globalization, Where We Fit In
  • INFO-I 303 Organizational Informatics
  • INFO-I 202 Social Informatics
  • INFO-I 330 Legal and Social Informatics of Security
  • INFO-I 308 Information Representation
  • HIM-M 108 Introduction to Health Information Management
  • AHLT-M 330 Medical Terminology
  • AHLT-R 200 Pathology
  • HIM-M 390 Medical Coding I
  • HIM-M 391 Medical Coding II
  • HIM-M 392 Physician Reimbursement
  • AHLT-M 350 Medical Science for Health Information I
  • HIM-M 331 Health Information Technology and Health Information Exchange
  • HIM-M 318 Principles of Finance for Health Information Management
  • HIM-M 302 Health Law II and Ethics
  • HIM-M 313 Principles of Health Information Management
  • HIM-M 314 Lab Enrichment for Principles of Health Information Management (1 cr.)
  • HIM-M 329 Healthcare Data Analytics and Information Governance
  • HIM-M 423 Quality and Performance Improvement in Healthcare
  • HIM-M 435 Project Management for Health Information Management
  • HIM-M 470 Healthcare Reimbursement System
  • HIM-M 416 Principles of Management and Leadership for Health Information Management
  • HIM-M 436 RHIA Exam Readiness
  • HIM-M 445 HIM Practicum I

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