Since 1973, Illinois State University has awarded bachelor of science degrees in Health Information Management to our on-campus students. Beginning in the fall semester of 2010, the Health Information Management Program expanded its HIM degree sequences to include the RHIT-HIM Online Sequence.
The HIM sequence is designed for those who have a current RHIT certification and are graduates of an accredited college program in Health Information Technology. The RHIT certification must be maintained throughout the student’s enrollment in the program.
If you answer "yes" to the following questions, ISU's RHIT-HIM Online Sequence may be the program for you.
The program is a 33 credit hour health information management sequence designed for the distance learning environment with no on-campus attendance required. It is designed specifically for students with an associates degree in health information technology and who have their Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) credential, the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management from Illinois State University without duplicating previous professional coursework.
The program awards 33 hours “Proficiency Credit” for students who have demonstrated their HIM competencies through maintaining their RHIT credentials – awarded after completion of 18 hours sequence coursework.
To be admitted to the RHIT-HIM Online Sequence, a student must:
After completing three sequential courses: 326, 327, 328, 329, or 330 with grades of C or higher, 33 credit hours from the student’s HIT Associate Degree will be awarded as proficiency credit toward the Bachelor Degree hours requirements. Proficiency credit is awarded for the equivalents to the following ISU courses:
All students must complete the Bachelor Degree graduation requirements including hours requirements, General Education, and Global Studies. All courses in HIM must be completed with grades of C or higher. HSC 398.03 may be taken in the same term with the last course in the program.
(May vary by term)
HSC 326 – Healthcare Financial Management and Reimbursement Processes (6)
HSC 327 – Healthcare Quality Management, Law, and Risk Management (6)
HSC 328 – Planning, Implementing, and Management of Health Information Systems (6)
**Release of Proficiency credit, if grades of C or better earned in three sequential
HSC 329 – Management for the Health Information Administrator (6)
HSC 330 – Health Data Analysis for Decision Making (6)
HSC 398.03 – Professional Practice – Management (3)
Jennifer Peterson, MS, RHIA, CTR
Health Information Management Program
Department of Health Sciences