In this two-year bachelor's degree program, students work with the latest health information technology at the region's top academic health institution: the KU Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. Students typically enter this program after completion of two years of undergraduate course work from a qualified accredited institution. Graduates possess the skills to manage the people, processes, and data systems involved with health information.
KU also offers an online bachelor's degree-completion program for working health professionals including those with the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) credential, individuals working in an area related to health information management, or credentialed professionals in another health field. This program assists those who want to advance to a bachelor's degree in health information management. As an online program, it offers convenience and flexibility for students. For more information, please refer to the program website.
KU’s health information management programs are committed to preparing students for a career in the dynamic profession of health information management. Graduates of these programs are eligible to sit for the American Health Information Management Association’s (AHIMA) national registry exam. Successful completion of the exam provides the Registered Health Information Administrator designation using the RHIA credential. To learn more about this program and the profession of health information management, please visit the program website.
The bachelor's degree in health information management is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education.
Students interested in entering this field should contact an advisor as early as possible in their collegiate careers to ensure prerequisite course work will be completed on schedule. For more information, view the frequently asked questions for prospective students.
Prior to entering the program, students must complete two (2) years of undergraduate college course work – either from the KU Lawrence campus or another regionally accredited university or community college – with a total of at least 60 semester credit hours.
No grade lower than a "C" is accepted in any prerequisite course. An overall grade point average of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale) for college course work is required to be eligible to apply.
Changes in health care require frequent curriculum content changes and course revisions. All prospective students should obtain ongoing advising from the department to ensure the candidate’s transcript meets current prerequisites. Additional advising is available at the Undergraduate Advising Center in Lawrence.
KU Students: Students on the Lawrence campus should declare prehealth information management as their major. Please contact Robin Merritt, academic advisor for the School of Health Professions for advising.
Transfer Students: Students from other institutions need to verify that prerequisites are completed. Verify equivalent course work is transferable and will meet the program requirements using the CredTran system. Program sheets are available for community colleges in Kansas which provide a list of transferable courses. Please contact the HIM advisor at email@example.com with questions or for assistance in transferring to KU.
International students, or those for whom English is a second language, may have additional requirements relative to language proficiency, residency, and citizenship status. See more information.
A background check is also required. Prospective students should review the program requirements and complete list of application requirements on the department's website.
NOTE: Students may still apply if currently enrolled or working towards prerequisite course work. However, all prerequisites must be completed before the start of the program.
|Biological Sciences (9)|
|BIOL 100||Principles of Biology (or other natural sciences course) 1||3|
|BIOL 240||Fundamentals of Human Anatomy 2||3|
|BIOL 246||Principles of Human Physiology 3||3|
|MATH 365||Elementary Statistics||3|
|ACCT 200||Fundamentals of Financial Accounting 4||3-4|
|or ACCT 205||Survey of Accounting|
|ENGL 102||Critical Reading and Writing||3|
|Oral Communication (3)|
|COMS 130||Speaker-Audience Communication||3|
|PHIL 160||Introduction to Ethics||3|
|HUM 204||Western Civilization I (or other culture and diversity elective)||3|
|Social Sciences (6)|
|PSYC 104||General Psychology||3|
|SOC 104||Elements of Sociology||3|
|Other required courses (9)|
|IST 202||Introduction to Information Systems||3|
|or IST 205||Survey of Information Systems|
|HEIM 230||Medical Terminology||3|
|BLAW 301||Legal Aspects of Business (or similar business law course)||3|
Students may choose any elective fulfilling the KU Core Goal 3, Natural Sciences.
BIOL 241 or BIOL 242 are lab courses for BIOL 240 and are recommended but not required.
BIOL 247 is the lab course for BIOL 246 and is recommended but not required.
KU requires students to take MATH 101 before taking ACCT 200; transfer students may not need to complete a MATH 101 equivalent if it is not required for the required accounting course.
Students may choose any elective fulfilling the KU Core Goal 4, Learning Outcome 2.
The on-campus program begins each fall on the KU Medical Center campus in Kansas City, Kan. and culminates in a 4-week capstone professional experience at the end of the spring semester of the second year.
Program requirements and course offerings are subject to change. Prospective students should visit the program website for the latest information.
|HEIM 301||1||HEIM 420||3|
|HEIM 325||2||HEIM 450||1|
|HEIM 401||3||HEIM 525||3|
|HEIM 415||3||HEIM 540||3|
|HEIM 435||3||HEIM 565||4|
|HEIM 510||1||HEIM 604||2|
|HEIM 567||3||HEIM 665||2|
|HEIM 571||3||HEIM 671||3|
|HEIM 575||3||HEIM 676||3|
|HEIM 585||3||HEIM 679||3|
|HEIM 635||3||HEIM 680||3|
|Total Hours: 62|
The minor in healthcare management provides students with an in-depth understanding of the U.S. health care delivery system, with special emphasis on legal, regulatory and reimbursement issues. Students are introduced to relevant topics for healthcare managers and will be trained in privacy, security and confidentiality practices, and related requirements for health care professionals.
In the program, students will examine the uniquely complex financial and reimbursement systems and the roles of quality and performance improvement in health care. Students will also gain knowledge and experience in health information systems, and specifically, electronic health care records and data management.
The minor requires students to complete 18 hours (6 courses) with a “C” or higher in all of the courses.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Courses are offered online as well as at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. Students accepted into the program have the option to enroll in the online or on-campus sections of these courses.
Prerequisite: HEIM 210 Introduction to Healthcare, 1 credit hour
Acceptance to this minor is subject to review. To request a declaration for the minor in healthcare management please visit the program website him.kumc.edu.
|HEIM 415||Healthcare Delivery Systems||3|
|HEIM 567||Quality and Performance Improvement in Healthcare||3|
|HEIM 585||Healthcare Reimbursements & Financing||3|
|HEIM 570||Introduction to Healthcare Management||3|
|HEIM 420||Legal Aspects of Healthcare||3|
|HEIM 540||Health Information Systems||3|