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Health Information Management Program Degree Online

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Beal University’s Health Information Management program can be completed in less time than traditional baccalaureate degree programs.

Online 38-Month* Accelerated Program in Health Information Management

Beal’s Health Information Management (HIM) Bachelor’s degree program** combines knowledge and skills in healthcare, technology and business.  As new and emerging technologies continue to grow along with evolving healthcare delivery models, the HIM profession is continuing to lead the industry in ensuring the protection, quality and integrity of health information. Our degree programs prepare students for Health Information Management careers as professionals who collect, maintain, analyze and secure patient health data.

What is Health Information Management?

With a Bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management, you could be prepared to advance into professional leadership roles as a medical records manager, risk management officer, clinical data analyst, corporate compliance officer and more.  Work in hospitals, nursing homes, mental health facilities, clinics and medical record management companies.

The Importance of HIM in Healthcare

As regulations and technologies evolve, Health Information Managers can expect to be in high demand as the medical sector continues to grow due to an aging population. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects that there will be a 28% growth rate for medical and health services managers, with about 54,700 new jobs over the decade..

Next Start Date: Jul 1stHealth Information Management Beal University - Bangor - Main School 99 Farm Road Bangor ME USA 04401 With a Bachelor's degree in Health Information Management, you’ll be prepared to advance into professional leadership roles as a medical records manager, risk management officer, clinical data analyst, corporate compliance officer and more. Work in hospitals, nursing homes, mental health facilities, and other medical institutions. University

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Health Information Management

38-Month Degree*

  • 28% Job Growth Over Next 10 Years+
  • Graduates hired by hospitals, physicians’ and healthcare businesses


Career Opportunities and Health Information Management Average Salary

Industries with an increased demand for Health Information Management professionals include government agencies, academic institutions, consulting firms, and healthcare software companies. As Health Information Management grows, Health Information practitioners will continue to be critical members of the electronic health record workforce.

Career Paths and Opportunities

After completing the Health Information Management Bachelor’s Degree program, you’ll be armed with the knowledge and skills to prepare you for Health Information Management jobs such as:

  • Medical Records Manager
  • Risk Management Officer
  • Clinical Data Analyst
  • Corporate Compliance Officer
  • Data Quality Manager
  • Chief Privacy Officer
  • Department Director
  • Medical Coding Compliance Auditor
  • Health Information Manager
  • Healthcare Data Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Health Information Specialist
  • Clinical Documentation Specialist
  • Medical Research Analyst
  • Medical Records Abstractor
  • Risk Manager
  • Systems Manager
  • Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist
  • Revenue Cycle Manager
  • HIM Review Cycle Auditor
  • Data Integrity Analyst
  • Patient Access Associate
  • More

Achieving Your Career Goals with HIM

A career in Health Information Management is right for you if you have an aptitude for science, but also like management, law, and computers; enjoy working with professionals such as physicians, nurses, lawyers, administrators and executives; and want a career where you can choose to work on your own, with others, or some of both.

Exploring HIM Careers and Salaries

HIM managers plan, organize, oversee, and coordinate day-to-day activities related to medical documentation within Health Information departments. It’s their job to verify/confirm medical data is current, accurate, and in compliance with institutional ethical standards and patient privacy laws. They may direct, supervise and train staff, develop department budget, and assess daily operations so that medical records are documented and completed accurately and on time. If HIM Managers work for a larger health system, managers may report to an HIM director. According to the latest AHIMA Health Information Management Salary Survey, the average manager-level HIM professional earns $79,690 (AHIMA, 2019, p.3).

From Medical Records Manager to Data Analyst

Health Information Managers acquire, analyze, and protect digital and traditional medical information vital to providing quality patient care. HIM professionals are trained in the latest information management technology and understand the workflow systems in a healthcare provider organization from a large hospital to a private physician’s practice. They are critical to the daily operations management of health information and electronic health records.  Organizations are looking for employees who are able to discern the technological principles and can navigate the potential technological challenges they face.

Growing Demand for HIM Professionals

With the growing movement towards digital record keeping, many health care organizations are looking for employees who understand the technological principles and can navigate the technological challenges that organizations face as they move to design, implement, and maintain a health information system.  Health Information Management requires a blend of information technology skills and an understanding of health care systems, patient needs and ethical procedures related to patient confidentiality.  The Health Information Management field of study requires a student ready to take on this multi-disciplined career.

As the HIM job market continues to expand and the demand for health information systems increases within health care organizations, graduates of Beal’s Health Information Management Bachelor’s Degree program can look forward to a robust job market with room for advancement.

Health Information Management Degree: Curriculum Overview

The HIM program includes some of today’s most in-demand training for the health field, including courses in Reimbursement Systems, Health Data Management, Quality Management & Performance Improvement, Project and Financial Management plus many others.

With flexible online schedules, smaller class sizes, and accelerated programs, you will feel prepared and supported to pursue your career goals upon graduation.

Curriculum Highlights

As a student in the Health Information Management Bachelor’s Degree program, you’ll take courses such as:

  • Legal Aspects & Healthcare Delivery
  • Health Data Management
  • Quality Management & Performance Improvement
  • Healthcare Statistics and Research Methods
  • Health Information Systems
  • Human Resources in Healthcare
  • Health Information Technology
  • Financial Management
  • Project Management
  • General Education Courses

Your Path to Certification and Beyond

Certifications in Health Information Management

Click here for AHIMA’s Interactive Career Map

The Health Information Management Bachelor’s Degree program prepares you to take 7 industry certification exams through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA***):

Obtaining these certifications is key in establishing your qualification for employment in the Health Information industry.

Download AHIMA’s Salary Survey Here >

Real-World Experience Through Externships

As a student of this program, you’ll complete a 40-hour externship before graduation. The externship provides a valuable learning  experience under the guidance of an experienced professional. Beal University has affiliations with many healthcare facilities that offer students the opportunity to learn current skills intended to prepare them for the workforce.  Our externship placement sites include but are not limited to:  Northern Light Health, Penobscot Community Health Center, and St. Joseph Healthcare.

100% Online†

This program’s academic course curricula are offered 100% online.† Distance learning provides the convenience and flexibility to balance work and family commitments with school. Course materials are accessible online at any time of the day. Beal University is here to help you get a quality education online at a pace you can keep up with.

We have some young students, middle-aged, and nontraditional students like myself. The instructors and the administrative people here went over and above to help me reach the goals that I wanted for myself. Everybody was willing to do whatever they needed to do to give me the systems I needed in my classes.
Wendy Sheriff, Health Information Management Graduate

Why to choose Beal University to get certified?

Accredited Program with a Commitment to Excellence

The health information management accreditor of Beal University is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for baccalaureate degree in health information management has been reaffirmed through 2031-2032. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at (312) 235-3255; or by email at [email protected].

Student Achievement / Outcomes

Reporting Period: January 2022 – December 2022

  • Student Satisfaction Rate: 94%
  • Beal University Graduation Rate for B.S. Health Information Management: 100%
  • Employment Rate: 100%

Financial Aid and Scholarships for HIM Students

If you’re interested in enrolling at Beal University, a Financial Aid Adviser can discuss funding options with you and guide you through the process of applying for Financial Aid if necessary. To get started you can schedule a visit to come in and speak with a Financial Aid Adviser or request more information.

Admission Requirements and How to Apply

When applying to Beal, you must provide high school transcripts, valid GED / HiSET or college transcripts. You may also be required to take Beal’s entrance exam (unless you qualify for an exemption). Finally, you need certain vaccines to attend Beal University on-campus programs. The vaccines are to ensure everyone’s safety. Talk to an Admissions Advisor to learn more.

Beal University has a rolling admissions policy, which means you will be considered for acceptance as soon as you submit your admissions application. You must also take an entrance exam if your program requires it (or qualify for an entrance exam exemption). There is a $30 application fee. However, the fee can be waived in some cases. Talk to your Admissions Advisor to learn more.

Support for Online and On-Campus Students

At Beal University we are committed to delivering the highest quality online learning experience possible. Course materials are accessible online at any time of the day. Beal University is here to help you get a quality education online at a pace you can keep up with.

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* Program length when completed in normal time.
† All coursework is fully online but externship is performed on-site at an assigned healthcare facility.
** Does not include California.
***Students may be eligible to take one or more industry certifications through AHIMA.
**** Beal University’s Bachelor’s Degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Graduates are eligible to take the RHIA certification examination.