Health Information Management

Bachelor of Science: Online

At Parker, we are constantly evolving and refining. The latest innovations and research inform our curriculum so that our students have access to real-time trends on top of a solid academic foundation. Our fully online degree in Health Information Management teaches students the nature, structure, and translation of data into usable forms of information so that they may advance health care services and systems. Upon graduation, our students go on to elevate the entire health care field.

Our Mission

The Health Information Management major provides graduates with the technical and administrative skills to manage health information systems consistent with the professional standards (medical, ethical and legal) in health care delivery systems. Graduates also possess the knowledge and skills needed to plan and develop health information systems which meet standards of accrediting and regulatory agencies.

Stats

32%
Growth Rate

Employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 32 percent from 2019 to 2029.

555,500
New Jobs

Projected employment for medical and health services managers by 2029 is 555,500.

$100,980
Median Income

The median annual wage for medical and health services managers was $100,980 in May 2019.

Why Choose Parker

Additional Resources

Read the publication written by our program director, Dr. Joe Lintz: Adoption of computerized information management systems (CIMS)  Functions: Urban versus rural primary healthcare providers

This article was featured in the International Journal of Healthcare Management, 27 May 2020.

Joe Lintz (2020): Adoption of computerized information management systems (CIMS) functions: Urban versus rural primary healthcare providers, International Journal of Healthcare Management

Student Highlight

Adivella J Tiluwa, Health Information Management (HIM) Spring 2022 Graduate:

“I want to take this opportunity to thank you for all you have done to me, your effort, encouragement, and advice. I passed through a lot of ups and downs during my career, without you, I couldn’t have done anything.

Your kindness, caring and motivation makes me to be the way I am today. Again, Thank you so much, I promise that I will make Parker University known by encouraging another students, and using my knowledge towards my goals.

Also, I want to thank all the faculty in HIM department who put their effort to make sure we were all set and fulfill our goals.”

Accreditation

CAHIIM Accredited Seal

The Health Information Management accreditor of Parker University is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for the Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2027-2028.  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. CAHIIM serves the public interest by establishing quality standards for the educational preparation of future health information management (HIM) professionals. When a program is accredited by CAHIIM it means that it has voluntarily undergone a rigorous review process and has been determined to meet or exceed the accreditation standards.

As a HIMSS Approved Education Partner, Parker University’s Health Information Management (HIM) program has met HIMSS’ rigorous standards for delivering world-class, effective healthcare and health information and technology education. Parker University is a member of an exclusive group of others that are authorized to offer HIMSS-approved education programs that prepare candidates for advanced knowledge in health information and technology or healthcare, as well as preparing candidates to sit for the CAHIMS or CPHIMS exam.

Course Information

  • A curriculum that allows students to master one course each month
  • Preparation for relevant certification and licensure examinations
  • A total of 124 credit hours
    • 44 credit hours of general education courses
    • 80 credit hours of major core courses

Parker University’s fully online Bachelor of Science with a major in Health Information Management has been thoughtfully designed to meet the needs of today’s growing health care industry. Students learn to collect, integrate, and analyze primary and secondary health care data, disseminate information and manage information resources. With courses in areas such as health data management, health statistics, information technology and systems, organization management, privacy, security, and confidentiality, students are prepared to advance their career upon graduation.

Program Outcomes

  • Graduation Rate: 100% (2021 – 2022)
  • Employment Rate (within six (6) months of graduation in the healthcare field): 100% (2021 – 2022)
  • Retention Rate: 100% (2021 – 2022)
  • The HIM Graduate Satisfaction Rate for 2021 – 2022 Graduates is 100%

State Licensure

Health Information Management