Build your skill set and gain valuable professional practice experience with SNHU's Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management degree online. This bachelor of science degree is ideal for someone just beginning their studies in health information and for professionals wanting a structured field experience as part of their online HIM degree program.
Through specialized studies and a professional practice or experiential learning experience, you'll learn the technology, terminology and professional skills required for a career in health information management. You'll also receive value exposure to a professional healthcare setting, giving you an advantage over other job seekers.
The bachelor's degree program in health information management is based on the curriculum principles established by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM) education programs and competencies defined by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). AHIMA defines the educational competencies required of a Health Information Management (HIM) professional and administers the Registered Health Information Management Administrator (RHIA) examination. One of the eligibility requirements to sit for the RHIA exam is that students must have graduated from a program accredited through the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM).
The B.S. in Health Information Management program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission - to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning an online HIM degree at SNHU include:
Prepare students for a career in health information management, fostering creative problem-solving solutions using innovative technology and the guiding principles of managing patient health data.
The program's mission and goals form the basis of program planning, implementation and is compatible with the mission of the Nursing and Health Professions (NHP) department and the university as a whole. The program's mission and goals are outcome-focused and measurable to improve program health and address any disparity in the curriculum.
Recent federal regulations requiring healthcare organizations to maintain secure electronic patient records have expanded the job opportunities in health information management. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the demand for educated medical records and health information technicians will grow 13% by 2026.* The increased use of data to produce better treatment and patient outcomes, together with our aging population, has created strong opportunities for employment in this expanding field. SNHU's online HIM degree and professional practice experience provides a solid foundation for this growing discipline. The practical experience must be US based. Please ask your admission counselor or advisor for more information.
You'll learn to:
With a bachelor's in health information management, you'll be prepared to work in a variety of health-related careers. Job titles include: clinical information specialist, database administrator, implementation support specialist, public health information analyst and health information analyst, specialist and manager. Employment settings include:
SNHU's health information management bachelor's program teaches you the technology, terminology and professional skills required for a rewarding career in health information management then combines on-the-job experience to give you the ultimate competitive edge. By combining theory and practice, you'll emerge ready to take on real responsibilities in this vitally important, data-driven profession.
SNHU's bachelor's in health information management program includes:
General Education Program
Our programs are designed to equip you with the skills and insights you need to move forward. In recent years, employers have stressed the need for graduates with higher order skills - the skills that go beyond technical knowledge - such as:
All bachelor's students are required to take general education classes. Through foundation, exploration and integration courses, students learn to think critically, creatively and collaboratively, giving you the edge employers are looking for.
Total Credits: 120
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Effective Jan. 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer support Windows 7. What does this mean for you?
As part of the continuing evolution of computer systems, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates for Windows 7. Keeping your computer current with security updates helps your computer run better and protect your information. Since Microsoft will no longer release updates, the information on your computer will be more vulnerable and your computer may not function as well.
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Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer financial aid packages to those who qualify, plus a 30% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.
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