Keiser University

Health Information Management, BS (HIM)

Keiser University

This program is available in the following campuses:

Fort Lauderdale

Keiser University’s Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Management prepares students to function as Health Information Administrators (RHIA) who can interact with all levels of an organization –clinical, financial, administrative, and information systems –that employ patient data in decision-making and everyday operations.  Students learn the necessary information and skills to become experts in managing patient health information and medical records, administering computer information systems, collecting and analyzing patient data, and using classification systems and medical terminologies. They also learn medical, administrative, ethical and legal requirements and standards related to healthcare delivery and the privacy of protected health information.

The program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to position themselves as the critical link between care providers, payers, and patients by possessing critical-thinking and problem-solving abilities as well as communication and interpersonal skills. The program also instills a commitment to life-long learning and important ethical values. The program fosters the acquisition of leadership abilities and systems thinking necessary for adapting careers within a changing healthcare environment.

acc-logoThe Bachelor Degree Health Information Management program at Keiser University, Fort Lauderdale campus, is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM),



Program Outcome

In 2014, 100% of Keiser University Health Information Management BS degree program graduates actively seeking employment were employed in their field within six months of graduation.

Program Objectives

The following objectives are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and its objectives.

  • To develop Health Information Administrators who can function as the critical link between healthcare providers, payers, and patients.
  • To develop Health Information Administrators who posses comprehensive knowledge of medical, administrative, ethical and legal requirements and standards related to healthcare delivery and the privacy of protected patient information.
  • To develop Health Information Administrators who can interact with all levels of an organization – clinical, financial, administrative, and information systems – that employ patient data in decision – making and everyday operations.
  • To develop a student’s ability to think critically and communicate effectively.
  • To train students in the use of the medical language and classification systems used to code diagnoses and procedures in patient records for continuity of care, healthcare reimbursement, and medical research.
  • To prepare and assist graduates in obtaining entry-level employment in health information technology.

Prerequisites for Major Courses

  • Background check and drug screening when applicable.
  • Minimum grade of “C” for general education courses.
  • Successful completion of BSC2085C, BSC2086C, CGS1000, ENC1001 are prerequisites for all major courses.
  • Minimum cumulative grade average of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0.

Program Outline

To receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Management, students must earn 131.0 credit hours.  Program requirements are as follows:

Health Information Management Upper Division Major Courses ( 45.0 credit hours )
Accounting for Non-Financial Managers3.0 credit hours
Health Informatics: Infrastructure and Standards3.0 credit hours
Healthcare Data Security and Privacy3.0 credit hours
Statistics and Research in Health Care3.0 credit hours
Health Information Systems in Non-Acute Care3.0 credit hours
Management of Health Information Functions and Services3.0 credit hours
Health Information Management Internship3.0 credit hours
Public Policy in Healthcare3.0 credit hours
Financial Issues in Healthcare3.0 credit hours
Epidemiology3.0 credit hours
Database Management Systems3.0 credit hours
Introduction to Management and Organizational Behavior3.0 credit hours
Project Management3.0 credit hours
Upper Division General Education Courses ( 12.0 credit hours )
Management Information Systems3.0 credit hours
Interpersonal Communication3.0 credit hours
Professional Writing3.0 credit hours
Critical Thinking3.0 credit hours

Lower Division General Education Courses ( 29.0 credit hours )

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