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Health Information Management Specialization Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

School of Business and Technology

Improve Health Care Through Information Management

Make a difference and help improve the quality of health care through technology. Capella’s online bachelor’s in information technology, health information management (HIM) degree prepares you to manage electronic record-keeping while staying compliant with tight, patient-privacy regulation—two relevant skills for health information management careers today.  

At a Glance

  • Online
  • 8-14 General Education Courses
  • 16 Core Courses
  • 9 Specialization Courses
  • 6-11 Elective Courses
  • Capstone

Classes Start January 7th

Ready to get started? We’re ready for you. Chat with an enrollment counselor or apply now to take the first step on the journey toward your future.

$50 Application Fee (waived w/promo WINTER)

What You’ll Learn

Speak in the HIM Language

Communicate with your team using the unique language of information technology. 

Recognize Other HIM Systems

Distinguish the unique features and capabilities among various health information systems.

Lead with Confidence

Apply your leadership qualities to health information management in your organization.

See the Big Picture

Impact the entire cycle of the capture, storage, structure, and application of health care data.

Be a Team Player

Collaborate with the interprofessional health care team.

Public Policy & HIM

Understand the impact of regulation and public policy on health information systems and initiatives.

BS in IT, Health Information Management Program Features

Our program offers additional benefits you might be interested in.

Do Engaging Coursework

Get hands-on experience with industry tools through virtual labs, interactive simulations, and innovative resources.

Gain Certification Skills

Earn what you need to take the CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Project+—and the vouchers to take them for free.

Stay Ahead in IT: Upskill with Skillsoft

Students will have unlimited access to Skillsoft, a comprehensive eLearning resource to help develop IT and business knowledge and skills.

Find the Right Program for You

Capella also offers a bachelor’s in health administration, health information management degree. In this program, you’ll learn to work in data management and content structure on a solid educational foundation of interactive, interprofessional health administration courses.

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 original learning format offers extra structure for those who want it. We'll set the schedule, you meet 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
$354 per 1000-2000 level credit $410 per 3000-4000 level credit, 180 total quarter credits, 135 max transfer credits

*This is only an estimate, using general program pricing, and it does not include fees (including application and resource kit fees).  Your price may be higher or lower depending on your specialization, transfer credits, and tuition discounts. If transfer credits are allowed in this offering, the prices above show what you would pay if you brought in the average number of transfer credits and the price if you brought in the maximum allowed transfer credits.  

Get the Details

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. 

Prior Learning Assessment

Earn credits by demonstrating your knowledge and/or industry certifications through our Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) process.

Low-Cost Gen Ed Courses

Our learning partner, Sophia Learning, offers self-paced, online options for fulfilling bachelor’s requirements for only $329 per course.

Scholarships for New Students

Capella scholarships, available for qualifying students, aren’t need-based and never have to be repaid.

Accredited & Respected

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Accreditation and recognitions provide the assurance we meet standards for quality of faculty, curriculum, learner services, and fiscal stability. See all of our accreditations and recognitions

Bachelor's in Health Information Management Sample Courses

Our BS in Information Technology, Health Information Management degree will help develop the skills and perspectives needed to support health information technologies, implementation processes, and manage and maintain health information.

Some of the courses you will take:

Course Number Course Title
HIM4620 Data Management in Health Information Systems
HIM4640 Electronic Health Records and Health Information Systems
HIM4650 Decision Support and Quality Management in Health Information Management
HIM4660 Information Security, Privacy, and Ethics in Health Care
HIM4670 Health Information Systems and Management

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.  


From enrollment to graduation, coaches help you stay on track. They know your program, answer questions, and cheer you on.

Writing Support

These skilled communicators offer free tutoring services and multiple resources to sharpen your writing skills.

Career Center

For this team, it’s more than résumés and interview tips. It’s about thoughtful and strategic career planning—beyond graduation.

Health Information Management Career Insights

What Is Health Information Management?

Explore the field of HIM, including roles for health administration and health IT experts.

5 Blogs for Health IT Professionals

If you’re a health IT professional, consider adding these blogs to your must-read list.

Keeping our Protected Health Information Safe

 Learn about the challenges of health care security and how to build a career protecting health care data.

Health Information Management Professional Paths

Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our online Bachelor’s in Information Technology, Health Information Management degree.

Related Job Titles to Explore*

  • Clinic
  • Health care system
  • HMO administrative office
  • Hospital
  • Insurance company
  • Long-term care organization
  • Research facility

Related Employment Settings to Explore

  • Clinical systems architect
  • Data architect
  • Database administrator
  • Network administrator
  • Software developer

*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.

Other Programs to Explore

Is this program close to what you need, but maybe not a perfect fit? The programs below might be interesting. Check them out to find one that suits your academic and professional goals. 

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