Direct traffic 'behind the scenes' of health care

Health Information Management combines IT, management skills, and health care data analysis.

Health care is the fastest growing field in the U.S. – and not all of the professions are clinical. In fact, this fast-paced, ever-changing field relies heavily on specialized information technology called health information management.

Earning a Bachelor of Science degree in health information management at USM will help you uncover technical skills to assume management responsibilities within the health care industry – from hospitals, physician offices, and consulting firms to research facilities and public health agencies.

Expert professors will teach you to become proficient in coding diagnoses, analyzing health care data, medical and legal records reporting, storing key electronic data, and more.

Your HIM degree will position you for a diverse range of lucrative careers. Our program is professionally-focused, with four distinct areas of emphasis:

  • Management – Learning staff and systems

  • Information technology – Understanding IT, professionals, and implementation of electronic health records

  • Classification systems – Effectively interpreting procedures and financial impact

  • Research – Emphasizing pharmaceutical and current information

Ranked a Top 25 Best Health Information Management Program in the U.S. by Healthcare Management Degree Guide using seven categories: Professional Development, Skills Training, Internship Requirement, Culminating Experience, RHIA Exam Preparation, Research Component, and Net Cost. For more info, visit the organization's page



» In the Midwest, HIM graduates can expect to earn an average salary of $55,000 per year.

» HIM professionals are the "connectors" of health care, often providing vital services to clinical, operational, and administrative duties that keep the health care industry moving forward.

Learn more about Health Information Management from Program Director Shelia Hammonds. Call 913-758-6127 or email [email protected].




The University of Saint Mary Health Information Management program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education, 233 N. Michigan Avenue, 21st Floor, Chicago, IL 60601-5800.