Direct traffic 'behind the scenes' of health care
Health Information Management combines IT, management skills, and health care data analysis.
Health care is the fastest growing field in the U.S. – and not all of the professions are clinical. In fact, this fast-paced, ever-changing field relies heavily on specialized information technology called health information management.
Earning a Bachelor of Science degree in health information management at USM will help you uncover technical skills to assume management responsibilities within the health care industry – from hospitals, physician offices, and consulting firms to research facilities and public health agencies.
Expert professors will teach you to become proficient in coding diagnoses, analyzing health care data, medical and legal records reporting, storing key electronic data, and more.
Did you know?
» In the Midwest, HIM graduates can expect to earn an average salary of $55,000 per year.
» HIM professionals are the "connectors" of health care, often providing vital services to clinical, operational, and administrative duties that keep the health care industry moving forward.
Your HIM degree will position you for a diverse range of lucrative careers. Our program is professionally-focused, with four distinct areas of emphasis:
Management – Learning staff and systems
Information technology – Understanding IT, professionals, and implementation of electronic health records
Classification systems – Effectively interpreting procedures and financial impact
Research – Emphasizing pharmaceutical and current information
Learn more about Health Information Management from Program Director Dr. Don Kellogg, RHIA, CPEHR. Call 913-758-6127 or email Kellogg53@stmary.edu.
The HIM Bachelor program is in Candidacy Status, pending accreditation review by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).