Bachelor of Science Health Information Management
Our online health information management degree will give you a tremendous advantage. The B.S. in Health Information Management combines concepts in health care, information technology, and leadership practice to provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to be a valuable designer, developer, and manager of health information systems. With a healthcare information technology degree from WGU, you’ll become a unique asset in the high-demand fields of health informatics and health information management with the added credibility of an AHIMA certification and a widely recognized IT certification.
Who the Program is For:
- Health-care professionals who want to develop IT skills to move into health information management.
- Health information professionals who want to gain expertise in health information management.
- Information technology (IT) professionals who want to move into health information management.
- Business professionals with strategic management experience pursuing a career in health information management.
- Motivated individuals who are seeking a career that combines expertise in health care, IT, and business.
- Individuals who have completed some college coursework or have applicable work experience.
- Individuals who can typically spend 15 or more hours per week on their studies.
Eligibility for the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) Credential:
Graduates of WGU’s B.S. in Health Information Management program are eligible to apply for the AHIMA Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) credentialing exam. More information about AHIMA can be found here.
WGU’s Health Information Management program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
According to the WGU 2014 CAHIIM Annual Performance Assessment Report:
- 100% of graduates and their employers expressed satisfaction with the WGU experience
- 100% of graduates and their employers expressed satisfaction with their level of preparedness for the workplace
- The pass rate for the Registered Health Information Administrator exam (RHIA) is 94%.
This program will be flexible and adaptable to your schedule. Click here to learn how this program works.
What You'll Learn
Essential Knowledge and Skills
The B.S. in Health Information Management combines concepts in healthcare, information technology, and leadership. You’ll become a unique asset in the high-demand fields of health informatics and health information management with the added credibility of an AHIMA certification and a recognized IT certification.
The program requires a total of 120 competency units (CUs), our equivalent to the traditional credit hour. If you possess an associate’s degree in Information Technology from a regionally accredited school, you should be able to clear your liberal arts requirements as well as the lower-level information technology assessment requirements.
The WGU B.S. in Health Information Management program is grounded in real research on effective instruction, and adheres to national standards. We developed our online health information management program with significant input from experts and business leaders who serve on our Information Technology Program Council. This program provides the knowledge and skills that enable graduates to design, develop, and manage the information system of a healthcare facility.
Key Subject Areas
These Courses Add to Your Credentials
Information Technology Fundamentals
Health Information Technology
Business of IT
Leadership and Management
Professional Practice Experience
Core Subject Areas
These General Education Assessments May Be Cleared through Transfer Credit
Introduction to Communication
Intermediate and College Algebra
Critical Thinking and Logic
Survey of United States Constitution and Government
Introduction to Humanities
Introduction to Biology
Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Introduction to Psychology
What You'll Earn
The CompTIA Project+ certification is awarded with this degree program. If you have previously earned other IT certifications, you may be able to waive some degree requirements. Click here to see which IT certifications may transfer to WGU.
The bachelor’s degree program in Health Information Management also requires the successful completion of a capstone project. Your capstone project is something to be proud of – it's the culmination of all your hard work. The capstone project provides you the opportunity to demonstrate your competency and commitment to managing information technology in a healthcare setting. Go ahead, show everyone what you can do.
Your Career Can Take Off From Here
Opportunity Abounds at the Intersection of Healthcare and Technology
At the nexus of two rapidly-growing career fields – healthcare and information technology – is a chance for you to commit to a bright new future for yourself.
The online Bachelor of Science degree program in Health Information Management at WGU will give you the knowledge and skills you need to be a valuable designer, developer, and manager of health information systems.