Health Information Management

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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.

Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management

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

Online RHIT-to-RHIA Bachelor's Degree-Completion Program

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

Accreditation and Student Outcomes

CAHIIM accredited program sealThe bachelor's degree in health information management at the University of Kansas 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.

Career and advanced degree placements are typically 100% within 6 months, although most students have placement at graduation. Current RHIA exam pass rates for KU students are 85%, or 105% of national scores. Attrition rates are typically 5% for KU's health information management program.

Last modified: May 04, 2016

We're here to answer your questions and help you prepare for a rewarding career in health information management. Advising for prospective students is available Monday-Friday by appointment. Please email for scheduling.

For advising on the Lawrence campus, please see the KU Undergraduate Advising Center at (785) 864-2834 or visit Strong Hall Room 132.

KU's Rosann O’Dell, with help from other HIM faculty, authored a article on KU’s interprofessional education efforts that was published in the September issue of the Journal of the American Health Information Management Association. Read article PDF document icon

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Patient Health Information
Private health records of patients should not be directed to this department. Please contact the hospital's medical records unit for all matters concerning patient or clinical information.