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Health Information Management Specialization Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration

School of Nursing & Health Sciences


Learn to manage medical information, databases, and applications in a health care environment when you earn an online Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration with a specialization in Health Information Management (HIM) from Capella University. Our dynamic courses focus on health care regulation and compliance, patient safety and quality improvement, budget and reporting, reimbursement systems, and ethics. Designed around Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM) standards*, our program can help you gain in-demand skills in the technology and management of health information data.

HIM is an interactive and collaborative program. With our interprofessional approach, you’ll learn about, from, and with other IT and health care professionals, gaining leadership know-how that allows you to partner across professions to achieve common goals. Your specialized health information management skills are built on a solid base of a health care administration education, helping to make you more marketable. It’s time for change in health information management–it starts with you.

Unsure if this is the right program for you? Check out Capella's Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with a specialization in Health Information Management, where you’ll learn to work with patient information and medical records on a solid educational foundation of interactive, interprofessional IT courses.

*This program is not approved or accredited by CAHIIM.

Degree Outcomes

With your Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration with a specialization in Health Information Management from Capella, you'll build skills in data content, structure, and standards; information protection; revenue management; and leadership. The health information management knowledge you’ll gain is integral to the quality, continuity, delivery, and reimbursement of patient care services

Detailed Program Information

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Classes Start October 9th

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Cost & Learning Format

Online education isn’t one size fits all. We know you’re busy—you need a learning experience tailored to your life, not the other way around. Capella has learning and tuition formats to suit you, however you learn. 

Our online-learning format that guides you along. You pay per credit; we set the deadlines. 

  • Based on the quarter system; 1–3 courses per 10-week quarter
  • 1 semester credit = 1.5 quarter credits
  • Weekly assignments and courseroom discussions
  • Pay for what you take, price varies by courseload or term
$344 per 1000-2000 level credit $368 per 3000-4000 level credit, 180 total quarter credits, 135 max transfer credits

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Speak with an enrollment counselor to get a personalized cost estimate for what you can expect to pay.

Ways to Save

At Capella, we believe your education is an investment in your future. It’s also an investment within your grasp. Your goals are achievable–there are more ways to save than you might think. 

Transfer Credits

We can accept many transfer credits from regionally accredited schools. 

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Low-Cost Gen Ed Courses

Our learning partner, Sophia Pathways, is a self-paced, online option for fulfilling bachelor’s requirements for only $329 per course.

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$2,000 Scholarship Available

New students could be eligible to receive a $2,000 health administration scholarship, plus four free Sophia gen ed courses.

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Sample Courses

Course Number Course Title
BHA4106 Introduction to Managing Health Care Information
HIM4670 Health Care Systems and Management
HIM4620 Data Management in Health System Environments
HIM4640 Electronic Health Records and Health Information Systems
HIM4660 Information Security, Privacy, and Ethics in Health Care

Faculty & Support

You’re never going it alone at Capella. Our dedicated faculty and support teams are waiting to guide, help, and advise you through every step of your educational journey.

Enrollment Counselors

These folks are superstars. We hear it from our students (and grads). They’re here to help find a program fit and set you up for success.  

Financial Aid Counselors

First they listen. Then they act—for you. Running the numbers, exploring ways to save, and making the financing of your education simpler.


Want to learn more about courses, instructors, or resources? Ask our advisors–they know all about the details of your program.


Our distinguished faculty holds top credentials in their fields. They’re here to teach the knowledge and skills you’ll need, now. 

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Learning online doesn't mean going it alone. Help is here. From faculty, coaches, advisors, and more. Plus a supportive community of students who are as passionate about their careers as you are about yours.