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This program is designed to prepare students with the necessary skills and competencies for this rapidly evolving profession. The focus of the coursework is based upon three primary learning tracks: management, data, and classification systems and reimbursement. These elements develop throughout the program so that students may obtain the advanced knowledge needed to become successful.

Students learn theory and practice through various course projects and interprofessional activities. Concepts are applied outside of the classroom through professional practice and internship experiences incorporated throughout the program.

NOTE: Online and degree progression students will work with an advisor to identify the required courses and program track based upon previous education and relevant work experience.

Year 1 Fall Semester

  • HEIM 401 Introduction to Health Information Management (3 credit hours)

    HEIM 415 Healthcare Delivery Systems (3)

    HEIM 425 Pharmacology Concepts for Health Information Management (2)

    HEIM 435 Clinical Concepts for Health Information Management (3)

    HEIM 501 Information Resources and Professional Dev. (2)

    HEIM 570 Introduction to Healthcare Management  (3)

    Total Credit Hours: 16

Year 1 Spring Semester

  • HEIM 420 Legal Aspects of Healthcare (3)

    HEIM 450 Intro to Professional Practice (1)

    HEIM 525 Healthcare Database and Architecture (3)

    HEIM 540 Health Information Systems (3)

    HEIM 565 Clinical Terminologies and Classifications I (4)

    Total Credit Hours: 14

Year 2 Fall Semester

  • HEIM 510 Professional Practice Experience/Lab I (1)

    HEIM 567 Quality and Performance Improvement in Healthcare (3)

    HEIM 571 Human Resource Management in Healthcare (3)

    HEIM 575 Applied Statistics and Research Methods in Healthcare (3)

    HEIM 585 Healthcare Reimbursements & Financing (3)

    HEIM 635 Clinical Terminologies and Classifications II (3)

    Total Credit Hours: 16

Year 2 Spring Semester

  • HEIM 665 Topics in Health Information Management (2)

    HEIM 671 Leadership in Healthcare (3)

    HEIM 676 Healthcare Analytics (3)

    HEIM 679 Information Governance in Healthcare (3)

    HEIM 680 Management Internship (3)

    Total Credit Hours: 14

Total program credit hours: 60

For course descriptions, please visit the KU Academic Catalog list of courses in this program.

Last modified: Nov 16, 2020

Prospective Students
The priority deadline to apply to this program is February 1. Applications may be accepted after the deadline based on space available in the next class.

More about this program:
Program overview
Eligibility and requirements
Apply online
Tuition and fees
KU Core Courses PDF document


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 contact Robin Merritt at the KU Undergraduate Advising Center or visit third floor Summerfield Hall.