Take your career from technician to manager with the University of Saint Mary online BSHIM program.


Online Bachelor's Degree in Health Information Management

Take your career from technician to manager.

The online Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management (BSHIM) degree program at the University of Saint Mary is currently in development and will offer individuals interested in maintaining medical information the opportunity to advance their skills and further their careers.

The online health information management degree program's curriculum is based on the accreditation standards set by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM), and builds on the skills HIM professionals use daily — offering a highly specialized understanding of information technology, management, and data analysis. The program is currently in the candidacy phase and upon accreditation, graduates of the program will be eligible to sit for the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) certification exam and will be prepared to:

  • Manage patient health information
  • Interact with all levels of organization (clinical and administrative)
  • Manage people and operational units
  • Implement the EHR in all healthcare settings
  • Mine and analyze data for better organizational outcomes

Our HIM Degree is Designed for Your Goals

Established by program chair and HIM expert Dr. Don Kellogg, the BSHIM curriculum enables you to bridge the health care system through clinical, operational, and administrative services. You'll have the opportunity to participate in an internship tailored specifically to your own career aspirations and immerse yourself in courses that concentrate on four specific areas:

  • Reimbursement - understand intricacies of changing reimbursement environment
  • Health information technology – knowledge of IT and the implementation of electronic health records
  • Management – supervise staff, manage resources and records
  • Quality Improvement – quality assessment and performance improvement

Health information management professionals are tasked with obtaining, evaluating, and guarding medical information necessary for the proper delivery of quality patient care. Highly trained in the latest medical record applications, these experts serve a vital role managing electronic health records and ensuring daily operations of health informatics run smoothly.

USM's Online BSHIM is Focused on Your Success

The University of Saint Mary is focused on the success of each student and ensuring that every graduate leaves with a thorough understanding of the ethics and morality associated with the healthcare field. This value-centered education will help health information management experts advance their careers through a better understanding of how to obtain and analyze medical information.

Want to learn more about the University of Saint Mary BSHIM program? Request more information or call us at 877-307-4915 to speak to an admissions advisor.

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