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Health Information Management (BS)

To prepare for an exciting career that combines expertise in clinical medicine, management, information technology, electronic health record systems, and finance, Temple University offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Management (BSHIM). View Curriculum

Health Information Management (HIM) professionals design and manage health information systems, with special attention to quality and privacy of health information, in a wide range of settings such as hospitals, managed and ambulatory care, insurance and pharmaceutical companies, consulting firms, and public health organizations.

HIM is a viable undergraduate major for individuals looking to apply to medical/clinical fields, such as, Medicine, Podiatry, Dentistry, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy or other health-related professions. Graduates are eligible to take the national Registered Health Information Management Administrator (RHIA) certification examination offered by the American Health Information Management Association.

The College of Public Health has Program to Program Transfer Articulation Agreements with several area community colleges and Temple’s Bachelor’s of Science in Health Information Management (BSHIM). Students who are enrolled at a community college may receive transfer credit to Temple’s BSHIM program. Contact us for more information on transfer credits.

Information About Entering the Program

Students must apply for acceptance into the HIM program. Accepted students begin the HIM program in the fall semester of their junior year. The Pre-HIM Program, begun during freshman year, helps students prepare for applying to the HIM program. Learn more about the Pre-HIM program here.

The BSHIM program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). BSHIM Program Outcomes:  Results from the 2017 outcomes assessment report shows 100% graduate and employer satisfaction.