Health information management is the study of acquiring, analyzing and protecting information vital to providing quality patient care. Highly in demand, these professionals demonstrate leadership and management of health information in many forms, from paper and scanned documents to electronic files.
In KU's two-year bachelor's program on the KU Medical Center campus in Kansas City, Kan., students work with the latest technology at a top academic institution and the region's premier academic health center, The University of Kansas Hospital. Program is open to undergraduate or community college students with sufficient prerequisities. Learn more
The goal of this program is to expedite completion of a bachelor's degree in health information management and access to the RHIA certification exam for RHITs. Students complete the program online to accommodate the needs of professionals; our approach brings the live classroom experience into the online environment for the adult learner. Learn more
In this intensive, full-time program, students can achieve a bachelor's in health information management and master's in health service administration in five years. Students will be prepared to assume management and executive positions in health-related organizations and to bring their expertise in health information management to these positions. Learn more
Students interested in pursuing a business focus should consider a minor in business. Due to the overlap in the curricula, students in health information management at KU may satisfy some of the minor's eligibility requirements, based on course equivalency.
The Minor in Business requires completion of 18 credit hours prior to graduation, including all 6 courses listed below. Twelve of the hours must be taken within the KU School of Business.
Interested students should schedule a meeting with his or her academic advisor. More information about the Minor in Business is provided on the School of Business website.
The KU Health Information Management program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education, 233 N. Michigan Avenue, 21st Floor, Chicago, IL 60601-5800. Documents relating to accreditation status are available at the department office by request. Information for students.
Seventeen students graduated in 2011, of which 94% are currently employed and/or seeking continued education. The prior two years graduate placement rate is 100%. Twenty-four students graduated in 2012, including three from the RHIT-RHIA progression program. At the time of graduation, 15 students were employed, two were pursuing continued education and two were employed and seeking education. The KU HIM traditional program attrition rate for the past three years is 3.7%.