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Health Information Management
Online Degree Program

Build a rewarding career in healthcare with Herzing University

  • CAHIIM accredited*
  • Transfer up to 93 approved credits
  • Program length: associate degree - 20 months; bachelor’s degree - 36 months
  • 100% online classes you can take right at home
  • Internship completed in person in an approved facility
  • Preparation for RHIT (associate level) or RHIA (bachelor’s level) certification
  • For Bachelor’s students, qualify to earn dual credit towards an MBA degree program
Waived enrollment fee Classes start November 2nd
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Enroll in an HIM program and become possible.

Under the HITECH Act of 2009, healthcare providers are now required to keep secure, electronic patient records. To accomplish this, there is a growing demand for specialists who can code, digitize and create electronic patient records as well as health information professionals to manage the entire process, check for accuracy and secure the information as required by law.

You could be a part of this growing career field that is vital to providing quality patient care by enrolling in the Herzing University Health Information Management (HIM) program.

  • Associate & bachelor’s degree undergraduate paths
  • Learn online in Herzing’s Everywhere Classroom: on your schedule, at your pace
  • Classes include topics in HIM principles, procedural & diagnostic coding, compliance, reimbursement and much more
  • Access to state-of-the-industry virtual applications such as encoders and electronic records

With Herzing University, earning a career-focused education online IS possible. We’re here to help you take the next step and become an even better you.

Classes Start November 2nd

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Pathways

Follow your career pathway with Herzing

Associate Degree in Health Information Management Online

Start on the fastest path to qualify for entry-level roles in HIM by earning an associate degree in less than 2 years.

Bachelor's Degree in Health Information Management Online

Earn your bachelor’s degree, open doors to many opportunities and position yourself for career advancement.

Healthcare Management MBA Degree Online

Gain strategic skills to advance into a leadership role in a range of healthcare-related organizations with an MBA.

Dual Credit

Save time and money by earning dual credit

Students enrolled in Herzing University’s health information management bachelor’s degree program can get a head start on earning a Master of Business Administration (MBA).

Qualifying undergraduate students who pursue a Herzing bachelor’s degree in HIM may apply up to 12 credits toward an MBA degree.

Computer networking graduates may choose one of several MBA concentrations - including healthcare management - or consider our Dual Concentration option to add additional emphasis to your MBA credential.

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Enrollment fee WAIVED now through December 31st

Find out which degree program is right for you. Call 1-800-596-0724 to learn more about Herzing's programs.

Possibilities

Carve YOUR career path in health information management

Medical Records Technician Ranked among Best Health Care Support Jobs of 2020 by U.S. News & World Report

Individuals trained in Health Information Management (HIM) can choose from different career paths since they have knowledge in science, business and information technology.

HIM professionals work in a variety of settings including hospitals, clinics, long-term care settings, consulting firms, government agencies, health insurance companies, and software vendors.

How can I advance my career? While earning a bachelor’s degree and developing experience can help you qualify for management and leadership positions, earning an MBA graduate degree in healthcare management can help you learn more about the business of healthcare and advance to upper-level positions.

Job outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of:

The more you further your HIM education, the greater likelihood you can climb the ladder in this rapidly growing career field.

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Health Information Management Degree Programs

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This CAHIIM-accredited program prepares students with the necessary skills and knowledge in the health information management field for management positions in a variety of health-related settings including hospitals, clinics, long-term care settings, consulting firms, government agencies, insurance companies, and software vendors. A health information management professional is responsible for the management of health information systems consistent with medical, administrative, ethical, and legal requirements of the healthcare delivery system. They are experts in coding and classification systems, managing patient health information, and administrating computer information systems. Individuals with interests in computer science, business administration, health science, and healthcare administration are well-suited for a career in health information management. Upon completion of this degree, students are eligible to take the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) certification examination.

This CAHIIM-accredited program prepares students with the necessary skills and knowledge in the health information management field for entry level technical positions in a variety of health-related settings including hospitals, clinics, long-term care settings, consulting firms, government agencies, insurance companies, and software vendors. HIM professionals plan, collect, aggregate, analyze, and disseminate individual patient and aggregate clinical data. Students in this program will learn entry-level skills related to those areas of the HIM profession.

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Accreditations

Accreditations & Disclosures

Herzing University Health Information Management Student Achievement Data:

Associate Degree Student Achievement Data

  • During the last reporting period of 8/1/2015 to 7/31/2016, there were a total of 252 students enrolled in the program. During that time 32 students graduated from the program. Of the 32 graduates, 27 were employed within one year and 24 of those were employed in health care.
  • Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) Exam during the 1/1/2017 to 12/31/2017 time period shows a program mean score of 78.75.

Baccalaureate Degree Student Achievement Data

  • During the last reporting period of 8/1/2015 to 7/31/2016, there were a total of 260 students enrolled in the program. During that time 18 students graduated from the program. Of the 18 graduates, 17 were employed within one year and 15 of those were employed in health care.
  • Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) Exam during the 1/1/2017 to 12/31/2017 time period shows a program mean score of 94.20.

* The Health Information Management accreditor of Herzing University is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM). The University’s accreditation for the Associate of Science/Associate of Applied Science degree and the Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2022-2023. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 233 N. Michigan Avenue, 21st Floor, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at 312.235.3255; or by email at info@cahiim.org.

CAHIIM Accredited Program

I knew I wanted a job in the healthcare field, but I didn’t want to be a nurse or any type of clinician. I knew that I wanted to work on the backend and found that Health Information was the perfect fit for me.

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What is Health Information Management?

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What Is Health Management?

Health Information Management (HIM), also known as medical information management, is the practice of acquiring, analyzing, and protecting digital and traditional medical information vital to providing quality patient care. Healthcare providers are now required to keep secure, electronic patient records. It is a combination of business, science, and information technology used within the healthcare delivery cycle.

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