The bachelor's and master's degree programs at The College of St. Scholastica are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
FAST FACTS: B.S. Health Information Management
When we launched the first bachelor's HIM program in the nation in 1935, the industry was referred to as Medical Records. As medical records technology has evolved and developed, St. Scholastica has remained at the forefront, offering the first bachelor's distance program in 1981, the first online master's in HIM and the first master's program accredited by CAHIIM.
The B.S. in HIM program is offered in a 100 percent online format. Our online learning environment allows you to minimize the amount of time you're away from work and family while still working closely with our distinguished faculty and your classmates.
The healthcare industry is booming and the use of Electronic Health Record (EHR) software nationwide has increased the need for qualified HIM professionals.
As the healthcare system goes digital, hospitals are having trouble finding enough people trained in Health Information Management. Read about it in the Star Tribune's recent article.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 22 percent growth rate over the next decade for HIM and related careers.
AHIMA and the American Medical Informatics Association recommends that the healthcare industry increase the number of professionals [PDF] who are trained in workflow redesign, care process or quality improvement; EHR implementation; and health information management.
Are you interested in the healthcare field and are more interested in business and technology than direct patient care? Are you detail oriented? Do you have a desire to use information to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the healthcare industry? If so, HIM is a good choice for you.
Upon completion of this program, students are eligible to sit for the RHIA exam. We have curriculum options for RHITs with experience in the field and for those with no prior HIM experience.
"If you are looking for the true "Gold Standard" in HIIM education then look no further. Just as Yale and Harvard are synonymous with the highest level of business degrees, The College of St Scholastica provides the type of education required to tackle the challenges that lay ahead in the ever-changing healthcare field.
I would recommend any student to invest in a bachelor's and/or master's degree from St. Scholastica. Degrees cost enough as it is, so why not get the very best?"
– Martin Smith, HIM student
"St. Scholastica's HIM program prepared me for a leadership position right out of college.
I had been given the opportunities during my time at CSS to network and build relationships with other HIM professionals, which ultimately led to the first job I had."
– Asia Johnson, 2001 HIM B.S. and
2007 HIM M.S. alum