Keiser University

Health Information Management, BS (HIM)

Keiser University’s Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Management (HIM) prepares students interact with all levels of an organization – clinical, financial, administrative, and information systems – that employ patient data in decision-making and everyday operations. HIM professionals work with information technology, systems and databases to manage and secure large amounts of complex data clinicians and healthcare organizations depend on to deliver and finance quality patient care.

The program provides students with knowledge of medical, administrative, legal and ethical requirements and standards related to healthcare delivery and privacy of protected patient information.  Students are trained 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.

The 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),  http://cahiim.org.

Certifications

Graduates of Keiser University’s Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management program are eligible to sit for the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) exam offered by the American Health Information Management Association  (AHIMA).

Wage and Career Outlook

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics  employment projections for Health Information Management careers indicate a 17% job growth from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Registered Health Information Administrator can look forward to many expanding career opportunities due to increasing demand for medical services due to aging baby-boomers, patient privacy/data security legislation and computerization of health information.

Health Information professionals work in a multitude of settings throughout the healthcare industry including hospitals, group medical practices, nursing homes, clinics, insurance companies, government agencies and home care providers.

 Program Mission Statement

The mission of the Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Information Management (HIM) program at Keiser University is to provide didactic and professional practice instruction that will allow students to perform as competent Health Information Managers; and to fill the needs of HIM in local and regional communities.

Program Goals

The program’s mission is further defined in the following goals:

Program Outcomes

Click here to view the Health Information Management Program Outcomes.