The Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) accredited BPS in Health Information Management (HIM) Program is inactive effective as of Fall 2020. The HIM Program is not accepting new students for admission into this accredited program.
About the HIM Program
Medaille’s Bachelor of Professional Studies in Health Management (HIM) prepares graduates to acquire, analyze, and protect digital and traditional medical information vital to providing quality patient care. It is a combination of business, science, and information technology. This established industry offers various career opportunities in traditional and emerging roles that position the HIM graduate for an exciting career. This path is ideal for any candidate seeking a successful career in healthcare that offers advancement and professional development, without requiring direct patient care.
National RHIA Certification Pass Rate (2019-2020) – 100%
Graduate Satisfaction Rate (2019-2020) – 100% 1
Employment Rate (2019-2020) – 33%2
Graduation Rate (2020) – 6% 3
1 Based on 1/3 graduate survey responses
2 No college graduate survey sent in 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic. However, received confirmation that 1/3 students were employed within a healthcare related field at time of graduation in 2020.
3 Based on 150% graduation rate for students enrolled in HIM program from 2014-2020.
What Can You Do With a Health Info Management Degree?
Graduates of Medaille's professional bachelor degree in health information management go on to careers such as:
Certified Medical Coder
Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist
Compliance or Privacy Officer
Data Integrity Analyst
Data Privacy Officer
Denials Management Coder
Diagnoses Related Group (DRG) Validator/Auditor
Electronic Health Records Analyst
Health Information Credentialing Technician
Health Information Manager
Health Information Technician
Health Information Specialist
Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) Coder
Medical Billing and Coding Specialist
Medical Coding Auditors
Medical Coding Specialist
Medicare Risk Adjustment (MRA) Coder
Physician Coding Compliance Specialist
Program Integrity Auditor
Quality Improvement Specialist
Revenue Cycle Manager
Utilization Review Specialist
Become a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA)
Graduates of Medaille’s nationally-accredited (CAHIIM) Bachelor of Professional Studies in Health Information Management program are qualified to sit for the RHIA exam.
HIM Program Specs
Total Credits: 60 credits*
Bridge Program : 24 credits (if needed)
Program Duration : 1.5-3.5 years, based on transfer credits
Accreditation: Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)
*The HIM program is an accelerated online degree completion sequence, one of several developed for working adults who have already earned college credits and have work experience. The HIM bridge course sequence is available to students who do not have the necessary credits to begin.
HIM Bridge Sequence (24 credits)
BIO 140 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4 credits)
BIO 141 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4 credits)
HIA 123 Medical Terminology (4 credits)
HIA 197 Essentials of Healthcare Delivery (4 credits)
HIA 198 Health Information Technology (4 credits)
MAT 203 Statistics for Today’s Business (4 credits)
Bachelor's in Health Information Management Curriculum (60 credits)
Note: Online students are required to successfully complete an online prep course by the end of their first online course.
GEN 310 Critical Thinking and Online Studies (4 credits)
BIO 312 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology I (4 credits)
BIO 313 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology II (4 credits)
HIA 321 Health Information Theory and Practice (4 credits)
HIA 322 The Legal Health Record (4 credits)
HIA 330 Information Systems & Technology (4 credits)
HIA 333 Healthcare Statistics, Research, and Quality Improvement (4 credits)
HIA 334 The Electronic Health Record (4 credits)
HIA 405 Managing the Coding Process for Inpatients (4 credits)
HIA 406 Managing the Coding Process for Outpatients (4 credits)
HIA 407 Reimbursement Methodologies (4 credits)
HIA 408 Financial and Revenue Cycle Management (4 credits)
HIA 440 Management and Organization for Health Professions (4 credits)
HIA 460 HIA Management Capstone (4 credits)
HIA 470 Professional Review and Certification (4 credits)