Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management (BS HIM)

Curriculum

The Health Information Management programs offered by UIC are designed to impart the knowledge and critical skills important for helping organizations develop and implement effective health information management strategies, advance the quality of patient care and safeguard the integrity of electronic health records. Many areas of study are covered in this CAHIIM-accredited, 100% online program to help prepare students for the various roles defined by health information management.

Modeled after the successful on-campus program, our 100 percent online Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management program explores relevant topics, such as data coding and reimbursement systems, quality management and health information systems. The cutting-edge curriculum provides skilled instruction in the management and use of information and information systems for healthcare planning and provision, resource allocation and executive decision making.

Applicants must complete the Illinois Articulation Initiative General Education Core Curriculum (60 total hours of general education credits), plus one of the following prerequisite options below.

BSHIM Prerequisite Courses - Option 1

IDS 200 Introduction to Management Information Systems 4 Hours
KN 253 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4 Hours
KN 254 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4 Hours
PSCH 242 Introduction to Research in Psychology 3 Hours

BSHIM Prerequisite Courses - Option 2

IDS 200 Introduction to Management Information Systems 4 Hours
KN 253 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4 Hours
KN 254 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4 Hours
STAT 101 Introduction to Statistics 4 Hours

Required Courses (63 total hours)

BHIS 405 Medical Sciences and Human Pathophysiology 3 Hours
BHIS 406 Medical Terminology for Health Information Management 2 Hours
BHIS 410 Health Data Structures and Management 3 Hours
BHIS 460 Introduction to Health Informatics 1 Hour
BHIS 461 Information Systems for Health Information Management 2 Hours
BHIS 480 Management and Business Practices 3 Hours
HIM 317 Principles of Health Information Management 4 Hours
HIM 319 Alternative Health Records 4 Hours
HIM 320 Technical Affiliation 2 Hours
HIM 329 Legal Aspects of Health Information Management 3 Hours
HIM 337 Analysis of Healthcare Data 4 Hours
HIM 343 Quality Evaluation and Management 3 Hours
HIM 361 Human Resources Management 4 Hours
HIM 367 Systems Analysis 3 Hours
HIM 374 Health Information Research 3 Hours
HIM 377 Current Issues in Health Information Management 2 Hours
HIM 384 Clinical Practicum 5 Hours
HIM 410 Introduction to the Healthcare System 3 Hours
HIM 432 Coding and Classification Systems 3 Hours
HIM 433 Coding and Reimbursement Systems 4 Hours
HIM 481 Healthcare Financial Management 2 Hours

Proficiency Credit

Graduates of an associate degree program in Health Information Technology accredited by the Commission of Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM), who also hold current Registered Health Information Technical Certification or who provide a transcript of equivalent coursework and demonstrate proficiency by exam, may receive up to 24 hours of proficiency credit.

Students with a current RHIT, CPC, CCA, CCS, CCS-P coding credential and demonstrate proficiency via an exam may receive proficiency credit for HIM 432 and HIM 433.