Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management
The Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management is an upper-level undergraduate program in the College of Public Health. Students who complete their degree in Health Information Management are eligible to earn the nationally recognized certification as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) from the American Health Information Management Association.
Health Information Management (HIM) professionals design and manage health information systems while paying special attention to quality and privacy of health information. They work in a wide range of settings, such as consulting firms, hospitals, insurance and pharmaceutical companies, managed and ambulatory care, and public health organizations.
This rigorous, interdisciplinary program pushes you to develop expertise in information technology, healthcare system infrastructure and healthcare policy. You will learn how to
- comply with legal requirements and healthcare policy;
- design, construct and query databases;
- generate data analytics; and
- navigate healthcare payments and financing system.
Graduates have the transferable skills to work as business and data analysts, coders, database managers, researchers and more for hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, technology firms and other healthcare organizations.
The curriculum for this degree will fully prepare you for earning certification as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), which heavily affects job prospects in this field.
The majority of undergraduate Health Information Management courses are completed on Temple's Main Campus in Philadelphia or at appropriate fieldwork placement sites.