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About Our Bachelor's Degree Program

Health information management is vital to administrative operations as well as quality and safety in patient care in health care.

After completing two years of prerequisite coursework, you enter into our two-year program at KU Medical Center, working with cutting-edge technology at a leading academic health center. Our campus in Kansas City, Kansas, includes The University of Kansas Health System – one of the nation’s top-ranked health care providers.

Students entering our program may complete their two years of prerequisites from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, or another qualified, regionally accredited institution.

Our program culminates in graduates sitting for the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) certification examination, an industry-recognized credential offered by the American Health Information Management Association.

Meet with an Advisor

Advising for prospective students is available Monday-Friday by appointment. Please contact him@kumc.edu to schedule your appointment today.

For students already enrolled on the KU Lawrence campus, please schedule an advising meeting with the KU Undergraduate Advising Center and indicate your interest in the pre-health information management track.

Still Exploring?

Not sure if our bachelor's degree program is right for you? Our department offers other degree options to fit your needs and help you achieve your professional goals.

Academic Programs

Accreditation and Student Outcomes

Logo of CAHIIMThe Health Information Management accreditor of the University of Kansas Medical Center is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College's accreditation for baccalaureate degree in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2029. All inquiries about the program's accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at 312.235.3255 or by email at info@cahiim.org.

Documents relating to accreditation status are available at the department office by request. Information for students.

Student Achievement and Outcomes Data

The following data is from the 2020-2021 academic year.

  • Program graduation rate: 93.33% of students who entered the program graduated.
  • Program employment rate: 100% of graduates who sought employment are employed (there are two graduates for which their status is unknown at this time), with most employed prior to or within six months of graduation.
  • Graduate school entry: three of the 15 graduates began graduate studies (in disciplines including MHSA and M.D. programs).
  • Program transfer rate: 0% of students who entered the program transferred to another health information management program.
  • Employer satisfaction: 100% of responding employers indicate they would hire a graduate from the KU health information management program again in the future; 75% strongly agree and 25% agree that graduates from the KU health information management program have the knowledge necessary to perform work they are hired to perform.

Health information management professionals are not required to possess a national registration or state license for employment. Graduates of KU's bachelor's degree program in health information management are eligible to sit for the registered health information administrator certification exam.

KU School of Health Professions

University of Kansas Medical Center
Health Information Management
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Mailstop 2008
Kansas City, KS 66160
913-588-2423 • 711 TTY