Health information management (HIM) is the practice of maintenance and care of health records by traditional (paper-based) and electronic means in hospitals, physician's office clinics, health departments, health insurance companies, and other facilities that provide health care or maintenance of health records. With the widespread computerization of health records and other information sources, including hospital administration functions and health human resources information, health informatics and health information technology are being increasingly utilized in information management practices in the health care sector.
Our distance-based program is for those who wish to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Management and become eligible for the RHIA national examination.
Courses are offered via distance learning technology, minimizing time away from work and family. The program is accessible to students who live at a distance and/or are unable to enroll in a full-time traditional health information management program.
The only face-to-face requirement is the Senior Capstone Seminar, a one week on-campus intensive held on our beautiful Duluth, MN campus. To learn more about the Senior Capstone, along with student experiences and comments, follow the link to On-Campus Module.
We focus on the individual needs of our students and work closely with them to ensure they achieve their goals. We foster an environment in which students, staff, and faculty will be inspired with the Benedictine values expressed in community, hospitality, respect, stewardship, and love of learning.
The College of St. Scholastica has been a leader in the Health Informatics and Information Management field since we launched the first medical records bachelor's degree in the nation in 1934. Our graduates have gone on to lead AHIMA and our faculty wrote and edited the textbook used by HIM programs across the nation.
Focus on the individual: We focus on the individual needs of our students and work closely with them to ensure they meet their goals.
Change your career or advance your career: Designed for students with a 2-year HIT degree and those with no prior HIM background.
Get credentialed: Graduates are eligible for the RHIA national examination.
Cutting edge medical records: Program makes extensive use of a state-of-the-art Academic Electronic Health Record (AEHR) within the curriculum.
Get valuable experience: As you approach graduation, St. Scholastica will work with you to arrange an internship.Contact an Admissions representative by completing the form at the right and learn more about how you can earn your Health Information Management degree online at The College of St. Scholastica!
The Bachelor's Degree Program at The College of St. Scholastica is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).