Health Information Management BS in Information Technology

Bachelor of Science in Information 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

  • 100% Online
  • 8-13 General education courses
  • 16 Core courses
  • 7 Specialization courses
  • 6-11 Elective courses
  • Capstone
  • 180 Total quarter credits (135 max transfer credits)

Reduce your tuition by $8,000

Enroll in a qualified program and apply for a $8K Capella Progress Reward, a scholarship to help fund your bachelor’s degree.

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Classes Start December 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 FALL20).

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.

Industry certifications

Gain the skills and knowledge needed to take select certification exams from PMI, CompTIA, Microsoft©, and Cisco©, and earn vouchers to take them at no cost.*

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.

*GuidedPath students only.

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. 

A more structured learning format with an active peer community and faculty guidance. 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
$357 per 1000-2000 level credit $411 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 IT knowledge and certifications through our prior learning assessment process.

Gen ed courses included

Our affiliate, Sophia Learning, is a self-paced, online option for fulfilling bachelor’s requirements, included in tuition for Capella students.*

$8K toward your bachelor's

Apply for an $8K Capella Progress Reward, a scholarship to help fund your bachelor’s degree.

*All transfer and PLA credit must be completed prior to starting any program in the FlexPath format. Any professional certification or external courses taken concurrently with FlexPath enrollment cannot be recognized in the Capella degree program.

Accredited & recognized

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.

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HIM4620 *
Data Management in Health Information Systems

In this course, learners examine the operational and financial principles of managing health data from multiple source systems. Learners gain and demonstrate an understanding of various data integration tools and techniques used to support clinical information systems, including data warehousing, batch processing, and interface engines. Learners also examine and apply network and database design and architecture and their effects on source system development. Prerequisite(s): HIM4610.

6 quarter credits
HIM4640 *
Electronic Health Records and Health Information Systems

Learners in this course build their knowledge of health data management history and the role of the electronic health record (EHR) in health care organizations. Throughout the course, learners identify the characteristics of the EHR and other clinical systems, develop their skills in using an EHR, and evaluate the standards being developed to encourage EHR interoperability and data sharing. Prerequisite(s): HIM4610.

6 quarter credits
HIM4650 *
Decision Support and Quality Management in Health Information Management

In this course, learners examine decision-support practices and quality-management techniques used to improve the quality of health care. Learners apply decision-modeling techniques and evaluate the impact of clinical information systems on the quality, safety, and efficiency of health care data. Prerequisite(s): HIM4610.

6 quarter credits
HIM4660 *
Information Security, Privacy, and Ethics in Health Care

Learners in this course gain a legal and ethical overview of the health information industry, including the role of the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Learners analyze security and privacy issues related to gathering and sharing health data and examine the legal constraints of transmitting data outside the parameters of treatment, payment, and health operations. Prerequisite(s): HIM4610.

6 quarter credits
Health Information Systems and Management

Learners in this course examine health care systems and health information management in the United States. Learners examine organizational relationships, business associations, and market forces that affect the health care system. In particular, learners build knowledge of leadership and management theories for health care systems and health information management.

6 quarter credits

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 experts will set you up for success. They’ll help you find the right degree and program, and answer all your questions about Capella.


Advisors know the details of your program. Got questions about courses? Instructors? Resources? Advisors have answers.

Writing support

Sharpen your writing skills with our free tutoring services and other resources.

Career center

For this team, it’s more than resumes 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.

What is the business side of health care and why does it matter?

Learn how Capella is at the convergence of patient care and business.

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*

  • Information specialist/ consultant
  • Information/Systems analyst
  • Applications analyst
  • Research analyst
  • Healthcare/Clinical informatics specialist
  • Developer
  • Systems architect
  • Data manager/architect
  • Database administrator
  • Electronic health records coordinator/specialist

Employment settings to explore

  • Insurance company
  • Health care system
  • HMO administrative office
  • Long-term care organization
  • Nonprofit organization
  • Clinic

*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.

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