Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management

  • Overview

    The variety of courses offered in this online health information management program provides the necessary foundation and framework for growth and success as a health information administrator.

    This online degree completion program provides students who have earned an associate’s degree in health information technology the option to complete their Bachelor’s degree and advance their competence in the field of health information administration.  Completing this degree prepares students to pass the Registered Health Information Administrator exam with the American Health Information Management Association, once this degree program is fully accredited by CAHIIM. As health care organizations continue to grow more complex, having a degree in the field of health information administration becomes more and more essential for success.

    At a Glance

    • Curriculum designed to prepare students for positions throughout health care.

    • Courses that allow students to incorporate their prior experience or current work into the course content.

    • Faculty with experience in, and current knowledge of, the field of health information management.

    • Flexible online format that allows you to study at your own schedule, at your own pace and at your own location. No on-campus residency required.

  • Curriculum

    The Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management integrates general education courses with courses specific to health information management, to prepare you to manage patient health information and health records, administer computer information systems, analyze patient data, and gain knowledge of medical, administrative, ethical and legal requirements and standards.
  • Some of our faculty

    • Jimmy Williamson

      PhD, University of South Carolina
      MSEd, Winthrop University
      BS, Winthrop University

    • Kevin (Michael) Harrington

      MSHA, California College for Health Sciences
      BS, La Salle College

    • Kevin Teufer

      MS, College of St. Scholastica
      BSHIM, College of St. Scholastica

    Jimmy Williamson

    PhD, University of South Carolina
    MSEd, Winthrop University
    BS, Winthrop University

    Kevin (Michael) Harrington

    MSHA, California College for Health Sciences
    BS, La Salle College

    Kevin Teufer

    MS, College of St. Scholastica
    BSHIM, College of St. Scholastica

  • Student Stories

    • Michael Lee, Lead Specimen Procurement

      Balancing work, life, and school can be demanding, but Saint Joseph's has been wonderful!

    • Ellen Solomon, Quality Management Assistant

      The professors are very encouraging. I recently returned to college and they made it an easy transition.

    • William Culp, U.S. Navy Corpsman

      Amazing! One of my best college experiences.

  • Career Moves

    Job opportunities will be good, especially for applicants with work experience in health care and strong business and management skills. A master's degree is the standard credential, although a bachelor's degree is adequate for some entry-level positions. Medical and health services managers typically work long hours and may be called at all hours to deal with problems.