BS in Health Information Management, University of Illinois at Chicago
HIM professionals are experts in managing patient health information and medical records, administering computer information systems, and coding the diagnoses and procedures for healthcare services provided to patients.
What We Offer
Graduates of our Health Information Management programs are eligible to register for the national Registered Health Information Administrators (RHIA) credential examination offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
The Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management program is offered on campus or as an online option.
100% of graduating students receive “satisfactory” ratings or above from employers as surveyed one year following graduation. Selected comments regarding strengths of our graduates: “Able to think critically, problem solver.” “Solid knowledge of HIM domains.” “Collaborates well with colleagues”.
About the Profession
Health information management professionals are responsible for safeguarding the most confidential patient data, including medical histories, lab test reports, diagnoses, treatment plans, insurance information, medications, and the notes of doctors and nurses. Working as a critical link between doctors, insurance providers and patients, they manage health information in a way that is consistent with the medical, administrative, ethical and legal requirements of today’s sensitive environment for protecting health information.
Because registered health information administrators (RHIAs) are experts in the field of patient information and medical records, they help develop information systems for:
- quality patient care
- facility reimbursement
- medical research
- health planning
- health care evaluation
Besides managing information, RHIAs frequently also manage people, hospital committees, budgets, and major investments.
More information about careers in health information management and the credentialing exam can be found at ahima.org.
The Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).