Prepare for an In-Demand Career in Health Information Administration

The Health Care Informatics Master’s Degree program at Regis University in Denver, Colorado is designed for current health care professionals looking to expand their knowledge of systems planning and implementation, workflow design, security management and electronic health information management.
Want to break into the in-demand field of health information management? Regis University's Certificate in Health Information Management (HIM) offers students with a prior bachelor’s degree the chance to prepare for the demands of a health care field that is growing by leaps and bounds, and it’s offered entirely online!
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Are you a busy professional looking to break into the field of medical records? Do you have an unrelated bachelor's degree? Regis University's Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Health Information Management (HIM) offers you the opportunity to solidify your experience by earning the requisite credentials in the shortest amount of time.

According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, jobs for medical records and health information technicians will grow by 13 percent through 2026, which means grads with HIM degrees are in demand and can expect a bright career outlook.

The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in HIM is offered 100 percent online!

The online option offers courses in a flexible format so that you may attend class from anywhere online. Online classes are in 8-week terms and do not require specific log in times, but do include weekly deadlines and assignments. The online option allows you to advance your education, while maintaining full-time employment.

The Certificate in HIM curriculum requires completion of 57 semester hours and can be completed in 24-30 months. Individuals who already possess the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) credential are awarded credit for specific coursework previously completed.

Upon completing the Certificate in HIM program, graduates are eligible to sit for the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) credential exam. The graduate may use this credential anywhere in the U.S. and some international locations without retesting.

Accreditation

Regis University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.

The B.S. in Health Information Management program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM). 

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Format

The HIM program is 100 percent online and allows you to advance your education while maintaining full-time employment.

Gain hands-on experience in virtual directed practice with coding and health care information systems.

The flexible format allows you to log in anytime, day or night, as you complete weekly assignments. No campus visits are required for online students, but we encourage you to celebrate your graduation in person.

See a list of online system requirements.

Start Dates

Courses are offered in eight-week terms that begin in:

  • January
  • May
  • August
Course size is limited, so submit your application sooner rather than later.

Program Outcomes

Program Outcomes

RHIA exam pass rates for Regis HIM graduates are 80%, based on those students taking the exam during the 2017-18 Academic year. The National average for RHIA exam pass rates is 73% for the same time period.

92% retention rate for students enrolled in the BS in HIM and HIM Certificate programs, based on students that enrolled during the 2013-2015 academic years.

Graduation rate of 40% for students that enrolled in the BS in HIM and HIM Certificate programs during the 2013 – 2015 academic years.

Meet our health information management faculty

Kelly Miller, MA, RHIA, CPHIMS, Assistant Professor, Program Coordinator of Health Information Management

Judit Olah, Ph.D Associate Professor, Health Care Informatics and Information Management

Printable Fact Sheet: To download a printable fact sheet with details about required classes, admissions requirements, and start dates, please visit our fact sheet library. Please note: The best source for the most current information is an admissions counselor.

Learn more about graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed this program and other important information regarding gainful employment for the current academic year.


Program Requirements

Certificate Requirements (54 credit hours)

HSC 240 Anatomy & Physiology
HSC 310 Medical Terminology (3 credit hours)
CIS 313 Introduction to Database Concepts
HIM 313 Introduction to Health Information Management
HIM 320 Human Disease & Pharmacology
HIM 350 Disease Classification Systems
HIM 385 Directed Practice
HIM 430 Fundamentals of Law for HI & IM
HIM 440 Healthcare Data Analytics
HIM 445 Management of eHIM and Information Governance
HIM 450 Health Care Informatics & Information Systems
HIM 451 Reimbursement in Health Care Settings
HIM 460 Health Statistics & Research Methods
HIM 470 Organizational Management
HIM 480 Administration of HIM Services
HIM 485 Management Practicum
HCA 425 Assessment of Quality
  OR 
CIS 445 Database Management
HCA 458 Strategic & Project Management in Health Care Settings
  OR 
CIS 448  IT Project Management

Total Certificate Requirements = 54 credit hours

Additional Requirements:

  • Thirty graded semester hours must be taken with Regis University.
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.500 is required.
  • This is a post-baccalaureate certificate program.
  • To download a printable fact sheet with program details, click here.

    Tuition

    Learn more about graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed this program and other important information regarding gainful employment for the current academic year for the POST-BACCALAUREATE ACADEMIC CERTIFICATE in HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT program.

    How to Apply

    Take the next step in your Regis experience and connect with a Regis admissions counselor for information and assistance.

    Detailed admissions criteria and FAQs are listed below.

    ADMISSIONS CRITERIA - ELIGIBILITY

    • A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university
    • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or above on a 4.0 scale.
    • Eligibility for the program is pending the successful completion of a drug screening and a criminal background check. For a complete list of Disqualifying Offenses, click here.
    • Eligibility for the program is pending the successful completion of the Essential Functions and Safety Forms. For a complete list of Essential Functions, click here.
    • If English is not your native/first language, you must meet the following language proficiency requirement:
    • • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) – Internet-based: Minimum score of 82 (24 Writing, 20 Speaking, 22 Reading, 16 Listening) on the TOEFL.
      • TOEFL – Computer-based: Minimum score of 213
      • Regis University's TOEFL code is 4656.

    ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

    You are encouraged to submit all required application materials at once, with the exception of official transcripts. Course size is limited. Once a course has reached its enrollment capacity, applicants will be selected for an alternate list.
    • Complete the online undergraduate application.
    • Submit the $50 application fee (online).
    • Submit a 200-word personal statement (instructions to upload your completed statement are included in the online application).
    • Submit a current resume.
    • Submit official transcripts from regionally accredited institutions that you have previously attended. You can download a transcript request form here
    • Credit may be awarded for the following certifications/credentials. If applicable, submit a notarized copy of the certificate and proof of current certification:
      • Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT)
      • AHIMA-approved ICD10-CM/PCS Trainer
      • Certified Coding Specialist (CCS)
      • Certified Profession Coder (CPC)
      • Registered Nurse (RN)
      • Project Management Professional (PMP)
    • Direct all written materials and inquiries to:
      Regis University
      Office of Admissions
      3333 Regis Blvd.
      Mail Code A-12
      Denver, CO 80221-1099
    • Submit electronic transcripts to sendtranscripttoRU@regis.edu
    • Phone: 303.388.2366 X4900 or 800.944.7667
    All documents submitted during the application process become the property of Regis University.

    Please remember: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed. This is a rolling admission program in which we accept and review applications as they are submitted. It is recommended to apply a minimum of 14 days before the start of classes to ensure optimal course selection. Visit the academic calendar to view start dates.


    FAQS

    Will this program qualify me to sit for the RHIA?

    Yes. The Health Information Management program at Regis University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) which qualifies students to sit for the RHIA. Students may elect to take this certification exam while enrolled in their final term of study.

    When do classes begin?
    Typically new students start courses at the beginning of a semester: Spring (January), Summer (June) or Fall (August). However, some students begin taking a class mid-semester if one is offered that fits their individual academic plan.

    What is the application deadline? 
    The Health Information Management program has a rolling admissions deadline, so it is never too late to apply! However, starting online classes requires additional preparation for both the administrator and student. It is recommended you submit your application one month prior to starting online classes.

    I’ve never taken a class online. What’s it like? 
    While there are no specific times that students are required to login for their class, you will have tasks and assignments which are submitted each week. A detailed syllabus will be available at the beginning of each course. Courses are very interactive utilizing discussion threads to stimulate student interaction. Students are provided contact information for their professors at the beginning of each course, in case they require additional assistance.

    Do I need a new computer? Does Regis support a Mac? 
    Regis University utilizes the WorldClass online classroom. While there are no additional technology fees for an online class, there are minimum system requirements needed to access the many features of your online class. Click here for these requirements. And, yes, we do support Mac users.

    Will I qualify for financial aid? 
    Regis University offers a variety of financial assistance to students. Click here for additional information about types of aid and how to apply.

    FAQS

    Transfer Credits

    Question: Can I transfer credit from classes I have previously taken another college or university?

    Answer: Yes. Regis will accept transfer credit from the colleges or universities you have previously attended.

    Credit may be awarded for the following certifications/credentials. If applicable, submit a notarized copy of the certificate and proof of current certification:

    • Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT)
    • AHIMA-approved ICD10-CM/PCS Trainer 
    • Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) 
    • Certified Profession Coder (CPC)
    • Registered Nurse (RN) 
    • Project Management Professional (PMP)
    Once your transcripts have been received, the Transfer Evaluation Center will evaluate your file for acceptance of transfer credits from:
    • Regionally accredited colleges or universities you’ve attended previously, regardless of how long ago you earned them. Your transcripts are never outdated at Regis.
    • Military DD-214 or DD-295 forms (or notarized copies) and training certificates.
    • Documentation of courses completed through your employer or professional organizations that have been recommended for academic credit by the American Council on Education (ACE). Click here for more information on receiving credit for prior learning and experience.

    Application Deadline

    Question: What is the application deadline?

    Answer: Regis University's HIM program has a rolling admission deadline so it’s never too late to apply. Course size is limited, so it is best to submit applications sooner than later.

    Length of Program

    Question: How long will it take to complete this program?

    Answer: The required HIM curriculum can be completed in approximately 24-30 months, depending on the pace at which you choose to take courses.