Health Information Management Programs

UIC’s health information management curriculum is composed of coursework in medical science, disease classification and coding, record management, health information systems, computer technology, and organization and management. Coursework is integrated with professional practice experience in affiliated health care facilities.

BSHIM

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 Core Courses

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.

PBC HIM

Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited school, plus one of the following prerequisite options below.

Prerequisite Courses Option 1

May be waived in some instances or may be completed at another college/university.

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

Prerequisite Courses Option 2

May be waived in some instances or may be completed at another college/university.

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 Core Courses

BHIS 405Medical Sciences and Human Pathophysiology3 Hours
BHIS 406Medical Terminology for Health Information Management2 Hours
BHIS 460Introduction to Health Informatics1 Hour
BHIS 580Practicum in Biomedical and Health Information Sciences3–12 Hours
HIM 410Introduction to the Healthcare System3 Hours
HIM 432Coding and Classification Systems3 Hours
HIM 433Coding and Reimbursement Systems4 Hours
HIM 451Health Information Management Theory and Practice4 Hours
HIM 452Quality Management and Data Analysis4 Hours
HIM 453Principles of Management and Human Resources4 Hours
HIM 454Legal Aspects, Risk Management and Security of Health Information3 Hours
HIM 455Health Information Systems Analysis and Design4 Hours
HIM 481Healthcare Financial Management2 Hours

Gainful Employment Disclosure for Post-Bacc Certificate in Health Information Management.