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Your passion for data management can open the door to career possibilities in the health care industry. The online BS in Health Care Administration, Health Information Management (HIM) helps you understand how to integrate the business needs of health care organizations with the latest techniques for information management, from electronic records to statistical analysis and data security. You’ll develop skills that can help solve today’s complex health care challenges and gain the insight and expertise required to make a real impact on patient and organizational outcomes.
Use the code AUTUMN to waive the $50 application fee.
*Based on fastest 25 percent of students. Your program length and cost will vary by transfer credits, the per-session cost, and how quickly you complete courses. Books, supplies, and other fees apply.
Present and Future State Developments within the United States Health Care System
In this course, learners review developments in health policy and management to better understand the present and future state of the U.S. health care system. Learners also analyze trends and effects on health care services to determine their impact on the health care industry and to predict potential future reforms. Learners also gain knowledge of health policy; health reform; access, cost, and regulatory issues; and stakeholder influence.
|3 quarter credits|
Leadership and Communication in Health Care Organizations
Learners in this course gain awareness of their personal leadership style and develop communication approaches appropriate for a diverse set of stakeholders. Learners also build their knowledge and skills in cultural competence, effective teamwork, coaching, cross-functionality, and collaboration through the use of authentic, real-world scenarios.
|6 quarter credits|
Strategic Leadership and Workforce Planning in Health Care
In this course, learners develop innovative solutions to strategic, tactical, and operational issues in managing health care systems through the combined use of information technology, organizational knowledge, talent management, and critical thinking. Learners enhance leadership qualities that facilitate diverse high-performance teams and create comprehensive and useable data-driven action plans. Learners also gain an understanding of organizational development, productivity management, and health care planning and marketing.
|6 quarter credits|
Managing Population Health
In this course, learners investigate epidemiology and its patterns, causes, and effects relative to health and disease conditions across identified populations. Learners identify evidencebased approaches to promote wellness, disease management, and evolving financial reimbursement strategies. In addition, learners gain an understanding of critical factors associated with accountable care organizations and formulate applied research strategies focused on patient engagement.
|6 quarter credits|
Health Care Systems and Operations
In this course, learners analyze managerial concepts and their application to the support infrastructure of health care organizations. Learners also investigate issues, trends, and best practices in supply chain management; process improvement; facility layout; quality improvement; resource planning; and facilities management.
|6 quarter credits|
In our nongraded, noncredit-bearing FlexPath Trial Course, you’ll explore online self-paced learning, experience the courseroom and view a sample assessment.
This specialization develops your understanding of key information management practices in the health care industry. The curriculum is designed to deepen your understanding of electronic health records, data management, quality management, statistical analysis, data governance and information security. Graduates are prepared to pursue entry-level positions such as health information support specialists, patient registrars, health information abstractors and physician office specialists. Students who pursue this specialization through the FlexPath option earn a BS in Health Care Administration through self-paced demonstrations of competencies.
On successful completion of this program, you should be able to:
Review the Capella career exploration guide to learn more about this program and career paths to explore.
The total cost of your degree will depend on your learning format, academic performance and other factors. See FlexPath and GuidedPath cost information below.
A self-paced learning format that puts you in control. Take courses at your own speed and move on to the next course whenever you’re ready.
$2,500 per 12-week billing session, 90 total program points, 67 max transfer points
A structured learning format with an active peer community and faculty guidance. We’ll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines.
$357 per 1000-2000 level credit $380 per 3000-4000 level credit, 180 total quarter credits, 135 max transfer credits
*This is only an estimate, using general program pricing. Your price may be higher or lower depending on your specialization, transfer credits, tuition discounts, and (in FlexPath) the speed at which you move through the program. Fees, including application fees and resource kits, are not included in this estimate. The GuidedPath prices show the tuition you would pay if you brought in the average number of transfer credits or the maximum allowed transfer credits. The FlexPath prices show the tuition you would pay if you brought in an average number of transfer credits and you moved at the speed of a typical FlexPath student or as quickly as the fastest FlexPath students (75th percentile). New or recently revised programs base their estimate on comparable programs. Military Tuition Assistance (TA) is not available for FlexPath.
Connect with an enrollment counselor to further discuss the cost of the program and explore your eligibility for scholarships and discounts.
*Alumni Outcomes Survey, 2021–2022
“Earning my degree really helped me to be a better leader in my new role. I was able to relate to the assignments in very real and practical ways, and I was able to immediately implement much of what I was learning.”
Diana Morris* – BS in Health Care Administration, FlexPath graduate
*Actual Capella graduate who agreed to appear in promotional materials.
Applicants to the BS in Health Care Administration, Health Information Management program must provide the following information for admission:
SAT and ACT are not required for admission.
Accelerated Master’s Pathway (AMP) admission requirements
FlexPath admission requirements
Applicants for our FlexPath self-paced learning option must also meet the following criteria:
Step Into FlexPath is an option for those who don’t qualify for FlexPath. Start a program in our GuidedPath learning format and then transition into FlexPath upon successful completion of one course, at a 2.8 GPA or higher.
International student requirements
If you live outside the U.S. or aren’t a U.S. citizen, you may be considered an international student.
To meet the requirements for Capella admission, you must:
Learn more about international student admissions.
Your education can help you reach your professional and personal goals. While Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific career outcome, such as a job title, promotion or salary increase, we encourage you to explore potential jobs and employment settings. Here are some ideas and examples for a graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration, Health Information Management.
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