Health Information Management

About the health information management major

Health information management (HIM) professionals manage electronic health records, analyze health information, and ensure the privacy and security of patient data. The HIM program uniquely qualifies students to take advantage of these opportunities as a health information leader, including professional experience in health care settings built right into the curriculum and the ability to sit for a national registered health information administrator (RHIA) credentialing exam upon graduation.

Studies and abilities this major develops: medical coding, critical thinking and problem solving, manage data security, data analysis, and knowledge of legal and regulatory aspects of health care.

Engaged learning experiences

Regardless of your major or future career, engaged learning is vital to your present and future. It makes you more marketable for jobs and professional schools upon graduation, it enables you to build deeper connections with faculty and staff in your field of study, and it makes your learning personal by connecting your interests and values with the curriculum from your classes. Check out the three ideas below for places to get started, or learn more at IU Indianapolis’s Institute for Engaged Learning website.

Quick facts

Sample coursework

  • Database design for health information management
  • Health care quality improvement
  • Medicine and the law 
  • Pathophysiology and pharmacology for HIM
  • Quantitative analysis of health information
  • Release of health care information
  • Social foundations of biomedical informatics

Possible careers

  • Claims or financial analyst
  • Data and systems analyst
  • Electronic health record implementation or support
  • HIM manager
  • HIM technician
  • Medical coding professional

Where could I work?

  • Health benefits companies
  • Health IT companies
  • Health software companies
  • Hospitals or hospital systems
  • Insurance companies
  • Pharmaceutical companies

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Cluster

This major belongs to the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) cluster. The STEM cluster is the academic home of University College students pursuing majors in the sciences, technology, engineering, informatics, and computing. The STEM cluster partners with students on their academic advising and career plans to guide them into their degree-granting schools.

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