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).
100 percent of employers surveyed in 2014 indicate that the quality of program graduates have met their expectations.
Stay informed on the latest developments in St. Scholastica's HIIM Department.
FAST FACTS: B.S. Health Information Management
* Tuition rates are for the 2017-18 academic year. Additional fees and costs for course materials may apply. Total program cost and completion time varies depending on transfer credits and individual program plans. Tuition rates are subject to change.
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.
fortherecordmag.com - March 2017
ahima.org - 2017
What the Data Says About HIM Professional Trends
finance.yahoo.com - April 15, 2016
Patient Matching Issues Take Center Stage in Newly Published Research
ahima.org - 2015
Survey Predicts Future HIM Workforce Shifts
"Having the option to complete my BS in HIM online was a life changer for me. The staff were helpful and I couldn't have gone through it without my advisor by my side. I highly recommend attending online if you are a working professional in order to achieve your education goals."
– Cassandra Baltes, '15
"St. Scholastica's Health Information Management program is a versatile degree offering a vast range of opportunities in the field. Only being out of school for a few years, I have held a number of different positions across the U.S.; privacy officer in San Diego, business analyst in Milwaukee and project manager in Denver. The HIM program at St. Scholastica has a strong network of alumni, which is how I landed my current position working as a Project Manager for Just Associates, a consulting firm that focuses on helping healthcare organizations identify and resolve data integrity issues and ensure the accurate linking of patient data. CSS prepared me to succeed in this role not only through their challenging curriculum but also by instilling in me one of the college's core values of being a lifelong learner."
– Megan Munns, RHIA, Project Manager, CSS Alumna
"There are no words to express how much the Health Information Management professors, other students, and overall curriculum not only played a huge part in shaping me into the professional I have become, but also helped guide me down the right path to land my dream career. I couldn't be a bigger advocate of the HIM program at CSS for those that are interested in the healthcare field, but are not interested in delivering direct patient care. I will be forever grateful for my experience there and couldn't be more proud to be a CSS alumna."
– Kelsey Kruger, M.S., RHIA, Director of IT Integration, Optum Clinic
"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