The Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Information Management (HIM) prepares professionals who can be classified as experts in HIM and are qualified to be a functional leader within the healthcare organization with the focus of achieving the strategic objectives as they relate to the use of healthcare information. The baccalaureate degree is built upon the foundation of general education and prepares the student with in-depth knowledge and associated skills in health care data; information systems and technology; health services organization, delivery, and organizational management; health care statistics, research, and quality improvement, and applied health informatics.
Baccalaureate-prepared HIM graduates may function in a variety of roles across the health care continuum, with a common focus on preparing for the development, use and management of health information resources. Work settings may include hospitals, information system vendors, managed care organizations, physician practices, home care settings, ambulatory care settings, government agencies, and skilled nursing facilities to name a few.
Baccalaureate degree HIM graduates may hold positions such as data quality manager, project manager, analyst, compliance officer, privacy/security officer, standards manager, or reimbursement manager within the healthcare industry.
Consistent with the UDM Mission, the HIM program emphasizes service and skills to support the provision of quality health care to address current and future needs in the local community and beyond.