Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Health Information Management

Gain leadership and management skills to thrive in today’s healthcare industry

UIC’s online post-baccalaureate certificate in health information management is the perfect complement to your bachelor’s degree.

Learn how to use technology to collect, record and analyze healthcare data. Our program builds on your previous education to develop expertise in the field of health information management, preparing you to take the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) exam.

With just 13 required courses delivered entirely online, you can study on a more flexible schedule, making this certificate easily attainable.

Your career

According to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical and health services managers is expected to grow by 17% from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations.

Health information management professionals protect the privacy and ensure the integrity of the most confidential patient data, including medical histories, lab test reports, diagnoses, treatment plans, insurance information, medications and the notes of doctors and nurses. They are a critical link between doctors, insurance providers and patients, working in accordance with the medical, administrative, ethical and legal requirements of today’s sensitive environment for health information.

As experts in the field of patient information and medical records, registered health information administrators (RHIAs) help develop information systems for:

  • quality patient care
  • facility reimbursement
  • medical research
  • health planning
  • health care evaluation

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The credentials you need

In the race to find a job in the growing field of health information management, a post-baccalaureate certificate from our program puts you ahead of the pack. Successful completion of our program in HIM makes you eligible to take the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) exam.

The RHIA credential tells employers you are skilled in coding, management, technology, privacy, security and data integrity. The RHIA is important to advancement in the field and better job opportunities. With this credential, you gain respect from colleagues in other areas of practice.

To take the RHIA exam, the American Health Information Management Association requires successful completion of a CAHIIM-accredited post-baccalaureate certificate of degree program (or bachelor’s degree) in HIM, like the one we offer. Get started on your path to success today!

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Accreditation

The UIC post-baccalaureate certificate of degree program offers a pathway to the HIM profession for prospective students that hold a previously earned baccalaureate degree or higher from an academic institution accredited by an institutional accreditor recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE). This is because the courses are a subset of the CAHIIM-Accredited bachelor’s degree. Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) Exam.

The post-baccalaureate certificate in health information management has been approved by the Illinois Board of Higher Education. IBHE certificates require the completion of more semester hours than campus certificates. IBHE students are classified as degree-seeking, making them eligible for financial aid.