Why study Health Information Management Administration : Online?

The online Bachelor’s in Health Information Management is ideal for working professionals and RHITs® who want to take the next step in their career and earn their RHIA® credential.  The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA®) defines Health Information Management as “the practice of gathering, analyzing and securing all forms of important medical information to help provide quality patient care.”  Our advanced curriculum and professional practicum provide students with a well-rounded, relevant education with valuable real-world experience.

AHIMA® is highly respected in the healthcare industry and known for its rigorous training. AHIMA credential holders are viewed as leading experts in the field of health information and are highly sought after in today’s job market. Earning your Bachelor’s in HIM and the RHIA credential will vastly improve your earning potential, employment opportunities and job mobility.

For additional information, please visit the Online Health Information Management program page

Admission Requirements

  • CAHIIM-Accredited HIS/HIT Associate Degree (or working to complete).
  • Minimum GPA of 2.6 (on a 4.0 scale).
  • RHIT® credential preferred (conditional acceptance available based on professional experience).
  • HIM students are required to maintain an active AHIMA® membership. Students without a membership (or with an expired membership) must obtain one or renew by the end of the first semester. UC will reimburse eligible HIM students for membership dues (up to $185/year).
  • Official transcripts of all colleges/universities attended.

 

Careers in health information management are growing rapidly. This unprecedented growth can largely be attributed to the aging population and the steady increase in demand for medical and health care services. In addition, demand is expected to rise even further as the industry continues to transition to electronic records management and shifts to a more data-centric approach. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects more than 16% growth in this job market from 2022 to 2032, much faster than the average for all occupations. 

There is a growing need for RHIA-certified employees in the healthcare industry, from hospitals and long-term care facilities to private physician practices. RHIA-certified professionals are also employed in a variety of non-patient settings including government agencies, insurance companies, pharmaceutical developers and software firms.

 

Transfer Articulation Agreements & Pathways 

UC has developed clear pathways (articulation agreements) between select associate degrees at partner institutions and compatible bachelor’s degrees at UC. Each pathway includes a Transfer Degree Map that offers a semester-by-semester course comparison to assist with your transfer planning. 

Articulation Agreements are formal agreements (or some would call a partnership) between two or more Colleges and Universities documenting the transfer policies for a specific academic program or degree in general.

Below is a list of colleges and universities that UC Online has partnered with, to increase the ease for students looking to transfer into the BS Health Information Management program:

  • Alfred State College (SUNY)
  • Central Oregon Community College
  • Chippewa Valley Technical College
  • Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
  • Columbus State Community College
  • Eastern Iowa Community College
  • Neosho County Community College
  • Northern Virginia Community College
  • Owens Community College
  • Pierpont Community and Technical College
  • Santa Barbara City College
  • Sinclair Community College
  • St. Charles Community College
  • Terra State Community College
  • Waukesha County Technical College

 

International students must have demonstrated a proficiency in the English language by completing the Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum computer-based score of 187, a paper-based score of SIS, or an internet-based score of 66.

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

 

UC's Online HIM program is fully accredited by Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). UC’s accreditation for our baccalaureate degree in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2021. 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 info@cahiim.org.

Contact Information

Health Information Management Administration Online
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH 45267
(833) 347-5495
onlinerecruitment@uc.edu

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Program Code: 35BAC-HIMA-BSHS-.HIMA-DL