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 200Introduction to Management Information Systems4 Hours
KN 253Human Anatomy and Physiology I4 Hours
KN 254Human Anatomy and Physiology II4 Hours
PSCH 242Introduction to Research in Psychology3 Hours

BSHIM Prerequisite Courses - Option 2

IDS 200Introduction to Management Information Systems4 Hours
KN 253Human Anatomy and Physiology I4 Hours
KN 254Human Anatomy and Physiology II4 Hours
STAT 101Introduction to Statistics4 Hours

Required Courses (63 total hours)

BHIS 405Medical Sciences and Human Pathophysiology3 Hours
BHIS 406Medical Terminology for Health Information Management2 Hours
BHIS 410Health Data Structures and Management3 Hours
BHIS 460Introduction to Health Informatics1 Hour
BHIS 461Information Systems for Health Information Management2 Hours
BHIS 480Management and Business Practices3 Hours
HIM 317Principles of Health Information Management4 Hours
HIM 319Alternative Health Records4 Hours
HIM 320Technical Affiliation2 Hours
HIM 329Legal Aspects of Health Information Management3 Hours
HIM 337Analysis of Healthcare Data4 Hours
HIM 343Quality Evaluation and Management3 Hours
HIM 361Human Resources Management4 Hours
HIM 367Systems Analysis3 Hours
HIM 374Health Information Research3 Hours
HIM 377Current Issues in Health Information Management2 Hours
HIM 384Clinical Practicum5 Hours
HIM 410Introduction to the Healthcare System3 Hours
HIM 432Coding and Classification Systems3 Hours
HIM 433Coding and Reimbursement Systems4 Hours
HIM 481Healthcare Financial Management2 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.