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Health Information Management

Saint Louis University's major in health information management offered through the Doisy College of Health Sciences combines medical science and information technology with legal concepts and business administration. 

Health Information Management students

Undergraduate majors in health information management at SLU automatically become members of the Health Information Management Student Organization.


Major in Health Information Management

Health Information Management professionals are experts in managing health data, regulations, compliance, patient safety, privacy, and confidentiality while advocating for patients knowledge and involvement in their health care.

In addition to a traditional four-year degree, SLU offers an 18-month accelerated bachelor’s degree in health information management for students who already have earned a bachelor's. Upon graduation, all of SLU's health information management students are qualified to sit for the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) national credentialing examination.

If you choose to major in health information management at SLU, you’ll have access to more than 50 clinical sites as you prepare for professional practice. You’ll also automatically become a member of the Health Information Management Student Organization, which will allow you to further your professional knowledge and connect with health information professionals.

Health information management majors at SLU use an electronic health record that mimics the actual electronic health records you will see at most clinics.

You’ll also be able to choose a specific track within health information management to complement your studies. Options include a minor in business administration or information technology management. Pre-medicine and pre-physician assistant tracks are also available.

Curriculum
  • ITM 2000: Introduction to Information Technology Management
  • HSI 2200: Medical Terminology
  • HIM 3000: Introduction to Health Informatics
  • HIM 3100: Medico Legal Aspects
  • HIM 3200: Health Data Management
  • HIM 3300: Classification Systems I
  • HIM 3500: Health Care Management
  • HIM 3600: HIM Theory And Practice
  • HIM 4150: Quality Improvement
  • HIM 4200: Research Design and Critique
  • HIM 4500: Human Resource Management In Health Care
  • HIM 4510: Health Care Financial Management
  • HIM 4610: Electronic Health Systems Management
  • HIM 4750: Fundamentals of Clinical Medicine
Internships and Careers

If you graduate with a health information management major from SLU, you can work throughout the health care industry in all kinds of settings, including hospitals, physician practices, governmental agencies, insurance companies, law firms and health care companies.

Many program graduates also pursue graduate degrees in business administration, health administration, health data science, law, medicine or public health.

Faculty

SLU’s health information management faculty are professionals in the field who can prepare you to take the nationally recognized credentialing examination offered by the American Health Information Management Association.

Admission Requirements

Applicants are required to have an ACT of 20 or above in each area, or an SAT of 500 or above in each area. A GPA of 2.5 or higher is required for transfer students.

Minor in Health Information Management

A health information management minor is an introduction to the management of the increasingly important asset of health information and can complement the major of any student interested in health care.

Courses focus on the non-clinical side of health care; no patient care is involved. Students must complete 18 hours of coursework to complete the minor in health information management, including “HIM 3000: Foundations in Health Information Management,” “HSI 2200: Medical Terminology” and “ITM 2000: Introduction to Information Technology Management.”

You’ll then select three of the following courses:

  • HIM 3100: Medico-legal Aspects
  • HIM 3200: Health Data Management
  • HIM 3500: Health Care Management
  • HIM 4150: Quality Improvement
  • HIM 4500: Management of Human Resources
  • HIM 4610: Electronic Health Systems Management

Unique Program

One of Only 59 Nationwide

SLU’s degree in health information management is one of only 59 undergraduate accredited health information management programs in the United States.