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Health Information Administration, BS

Bachelor of Science

US News and World Report - best bachelor's 2023

Managing patient care in today's complex healthcare field involves extensive systems of record-keeping. Electronic record-keeping is swiftly becoming the norm, which is increasing the demand for health information systems that meet legal, medical, and ethical requirements, and the professionals who design these systems. This is the field of health information administration.

Design and manage health information systems, along with protocols for how they are used, as a certified health information administrator. Ensure the security, accuracy, and accessibility of patient data. Act as a liaison between medical professionals, patients, and insurance providers. 

The IU Online Bachelor of Science in Health Information Administration prepares you to become credentialed in the field. Earning credentials means successfully completing the IU Northwest degree requirements and passing the RHIA (Registered Health Information Administrator) certification exam administered by the American Health Information Management Association. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Based on 15 months of data, 82 percent of this programs graduates have passed the RHIA exam as compared to the 69 percent national mean.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a surge in the demand for registered health information administrators, as medical facilities move to electronic record-keeping, and as the healthcare industry diversifies beyond traditional hospitals to clinics, outpatient facilities, specialized centers, and managed care organizations.

Your IU Online BS in Health Information Administration prepares you for such careers as:

  • Coder and clinical documentation improvement specialist
  • Revenue cycle auditor
  • EHR implementation specialist
  • Health information management educator
  • Health information manager/director
  • Clinical informatics coordinator

Degree Requirements

To apply to this program, you must have a two-year Health Information Technology degree from IU Northwest or another CAHIIM-accredited program. 

To graduate with the BS in Health Information Administration, you must complete 120 credit hours. You may be able to transfer an associate degree or up to 64 credit hours from a regionally accredited two-year college and up to 90 credit hours from a regionally accredited four-year college or university.

Requirements are broken down as follows: 

  • General education courses (30 credit hours) 
  • Health information administration core courses (63 credit hours) 
  • General elective courses (as needed to total 120 credit hours) 

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To be accepted to this program, you must have:
  1. Completed a two-year Health Information Technology degree program from IU Northwest or from any other CAHIIM-accredited program.
  2. Met all other admissions requirements.

NOTE: This program is authorized, exempt, or not subject to state regulatory compliance and may enroll students from all 50 states

To apply to this program:
  • Complete application for admission. 
  • Complete Health Professions Application Data Sheet. 
  • International applicants may be asked for additional materials. 
  • Submit official transcripts to admit2@iun.edu or: 
         Office of Admissions
         Indiana University Northwest
         3400 Broadway
         Gary, IN 46410


HIM-M 301Health Quality and Information Management3 Credits
HIM-M 402Health Finance and Budgeting for HIM3 Credits
HIM-M 302Health Record Law II and Ethics3 Credits
HIM-M 401Healthcare Data Management in HIM3 Credits
HIM-M 403Organization and Management of HIM3 Credits
HIM-M 404Research Principles for HIM3 Credits
HIM-M 410Computer Systems in Healthcare and HIM3 Credits
HIM-M 415Capstone4 Credits
HIM-M 459Affiliation Experience4 Credits

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Tuition & Fees

Cost for Indiana Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $249.73
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $749.19

-Additional fees will apply.

-The tuition listed is for IU Northwest. For information about tuition at other campuses, please send an email to iuosfs@iu.edu. 

Cost for Out of State Residents
  • Per Credit Hour
  • Tuition: $365.31
  • 3 Credit Hours
  • Tuition: $1095.93
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