This CAHIIM-accredited program is designed to prepare students with the essential skills and knowledge needed in the health information management (HIM) field for entry-level technical positions. Graduates are equipped to work in various health-related settings, including hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities, consulting firms, government agencies, insurance companies, and software vendors. HIM professionals play a crucial role in planning, collecting, aggregating, analyzing, and disseminating individual patient and aggregate clinical data. The program focuses on developing entry-level skills in these areas.

Program Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Abstract, Analyze, and Manage Healthcare Data: Follow federal and industry-standard documentation guidelines to abstract, analyze, and manage healthcare data.

  • Apply Medico-Legal Knowledge: Apply medico-legal knowledge to protected health information for authorization, disclosure, and security.

  • Demonstrate Knowledge of Databases and Electronic Health Records: Abstract and analyze clinical data to identify trends using industry-standard databases and electronic health records.

  • Apply Healthcare Reimbursement Revenue Cycle Knowledge: Apply knowledge of the healthcare reimbursement revenue cycle.

  • Ensure Compliance with Regulations: Apply current regulations to ensure compliance with accreditation, licensure, and certification standards, including established coding guidelines supported by clinical documentation improvement.

  • Define and Articulate Leadership Roles and Ethical Issues: Define and articulate leadership roles, organizational structure, operational processes, and ethical issues impacting HIM.

Program Content:

A minimum of 63.00 semester credit hours is required for graduation. The program covers a comprehensive curriculum focusing on HIM, including healthcare data management, medico-legal aspects, electronic health records, healthcare reimbursement, regulatory compliance, and leadership roles. The coursework prepares students for entry-level roles in the health information management field.

Financial aid

Financial aid may be available for those who qualify.


Herzing University

Herzing University is an accredited, private nonprofit institution with 11 campuses across eight states and an online division. Located in the heart of Milwaukee and founded in 1965, more than 45,000 alumni have graduated from Herzing's career-focused, flexible, and comprehensive master's, bachelor's, and associate degree, and diploma programs. The University's School of Nursing includes a competitive Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. Students can also major in a variety of other fields including healthcare, technology, business, and public safety. For 11 consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has recognized Herzing University as a leading institution and for some of the top online programs in the nation. Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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