KU's health information management program is ever-changing and evolving to support a rapidly changing profession. This program is designed to attract highly motivated and enthusiastic individuals interested in a profession leading health care into the 21st century. Student learn theory and practice to attain entry-level competencies related to health records in management, personnel administration, legal aspects, health information systems, information retention and retrieval systems, health statistics, research, quality improvement systems, and classification and indexing systems.
The on-campus bachelor's degree program begins each fall on the KU Medical Center campus in Kansas City, Kan. With the exception of the senior semesters, most courses are held Tuesday through Friday mornings ending around noon each day. Many courses are taught in a hybrid manner with off-campus and online elements. The program culminates in a 4-week capstone professional experience at the end of the spring semester of the senior year.
Note: During the senior year spring semester, students are required to complete an early application for the national registry exam offered by AHIMA, Commission on Certification for Health Informatics and Information Management (CCHIIM). Students will pay a fee attached to course HEIM 680 Internship when registering for the semester. The fee will cover the cost of registering for the exam and is scaled to the CCHIIM exam cost published on the AHIMA website. Passing this examination certifies the individual as a professional health information manager and permits the use of the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) credential.
The schedule of courses below provides a general sense of academic workload for students during the 2-year program in Health Information Management at KU:
Year 1 Fall Semester
Year 1 Spring Semester
Year 2 Fall Semester
Year 2 Spring Semester
Total Hours: 60-63
For course descriptions, please visit the KU Academic Catalog list of courses in this program.