BS in Health Information Management

The first step in becoming an expert in safeguarding critical and private patient data

If you’re interested in healthcare and information technology, UIC’s Bachelor of Science in health information management is perfect for you. Study topics like clinical diagnosis and procedure coding and reimbursement systems, data analysis, quality management and health information systems. After graduation, you’re eligible to take the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) exam.

Available on campus or entirely online, our dynamic curriculum teaches you to properly manage and use information and information systems for healthcare planning, resource allocation and executive decision-making. Our award-winning faculty members have held prestigious roles in the healthcare industry, bringing expertise and real-world experience to our virtual and physical classrooms.

Whether you’re on campus with us in Chicago or join our program online, you’ll gain the knowledge and experience you need to make a seamless transition to a career in the healthcare industry.

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Online BS in HIM ranked No. 3 in the nation

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 percent 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

Learn from the best

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    Lois Hitchcock

    An expert in medical records and quality assurance

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    Felecia Williams

    Award winning educator and business strategist

  • Gideon Ramirez

    Gideon Ramirez

    An expert in regulatory compliance and revenue cycle management

The credentials you need

In the race to find a job in the growing field of health information management, a bachelor’s degree from our program puts you ahead of the pack. After graduation, you’ll be 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. It’s 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 bachelor’s degree (or post-baccalaureate certificate of degree program) in HIM, like the one we offer. Get started on your path to success today!

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We're here for you

Still wondering what a BS in health information management can do for you? We’re here to answer your questions.

For our online program, call 866-674-4842 or talk to an enrollment advisor.

For on-campus program, contact Felecia Williams:


The Health Information Management accreditor of the University of Illinois at Chicago is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2027. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at (312) 235-3255; or by email at