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Health Information Management Specialization Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

School of Business and Technology

Overview

Overview

Learn to solve real-world health information management challenges when you earn a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with a specialization in Health Information Management from an ABET-accredited program. In our interactive learning environment, you’ll gain specialized skills in collecting, analyzing, and protecting vital patient information and medical records.

Industry Certifications and a Degree

Earn in-demand certifications while earning your degree. We'll give you the skills and knowledge you need to take the certification exam—and the voucher to take it for free.

This specialization aligns to:

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA Project+

Hands-On Learning Through Virtual Lab Environment

Students in this program will experience practical, hands-on learning designed around best practices in a safe, interactive virtual lab environment. This platform allows students to develop skills by practicing with tools used in the industry. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to work in real-world, cross-functional scenarios with health care administration students in our unique, simulated health care setting, Vila Health.

You’ll also have access to our interactive digital flashcards, to help you engage with new information. Pull them up to help you remember information or as a quick reference.

Access to Cutting-Edge Content at No Additional Cost

As a benefit of Capella’s partnership with Pluralsight, a global leader in online learning for IT specialists, and as a student in this online health information management program, you’ll receive full business account access to Pluralsight’s library of more than 5,000 courses—a $499 value—that also includes access to Code School for interactive learning and lab practice.

Degree Outcomes

With your BS in IT with a specialization in Health Information Management from Capella, you'll learn to effectively lead, manage, and innovate to solve health information management related business problems through proper management and evaluation of healthcare data and health-related systems.

Career Outcomes

Common jobs with an online BS in IT with a specialization in Health Information Management include clinical systems architect, data architect, database administrator, network administrator or software developer. Potential workplaces include: clinic, health care system, HMO administrative office, hospital, insurance company, long-term care organization or research facility.

Detailed Program Information

Get all the details about cost, courses, requirements, and more.

Classes Start January 8th

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.

Admissions Requirements »  | $50 Application Fee

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
$19,299$42,526*   MAX TRANSFER CREDITS–TYPICAL TRANSFER CREDITS
$347 per 1000-2000 level credit $402 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, and tuition discounts. The prices above show what you would pay if you brought in the average number of transfer credits or 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, is a self-paced, online option 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. 

Sample Courses

Some of the courses you will take:

Course Number Course Description
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.  

Coaches

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.

Ready for the Next Step?

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.