Granite State College: University System of New Hampshire

Health Information Management (B.S.)

B.S. Health Information Management

If you have earned your degree in Health Information Technology or Health Information Management from a regionally accredited college, you have the opportunity to enhance your analytical, conceptual, and problem-solving skills while establishing competency in health information management with this program. The HIT associate degree at Great Bay Community College and the HIM associate degree program at Manchester Community College are appropriate foundations for this degree. GSC’s B.S. in Health Information Management offers a course of study that prepares students to monitor and manage the medical data systems critical to institutional operations and patient care. With hands-on practice in health care information systems, as well as valuable management experience to develop decision making and problem resolution strategies, HIM professionals can assume a wide variety of technical, managerial, and consultant roles in the health care delivery system. Specific careers may include: HIM Technician, Coding Specialist, HIM Department Director or Supervisor, Clinical Data Analyst, Privacy, Information Security or Compliance Officer, and Quality Improvement Specialist. 

Students will:

  • attain proficiency in the concepts, theories, and methods of inquiry pertinent to health information management.
  • code diagnostic and procedural data for optimal reimbursement and assist with maintaining revenue cycle and compliance with third party payer guidelines.
  • manage, process, and analyze health data to ensure an accurate and complete medical record and cost effective processing.
  • formulate and implement health information policies and systems that meet with all national and state laws and regulatory guidelines.
  • apply sound principles of health information management and provide leadership to staff.
  • participate in Performance Improvement and other quality initiatives.
  • act according to the professional, ethical, and legal standards expected in the health information management field.
  • recognize the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development in health information management.

Flexible delivery formats such as evening, online, hybrid, and weekend intensive courses ensure that the program is accessible to working adults of all ages. In addition, this degree allows a seamless transition from the associate to the baccalaureate degree. See a list of required courses for this program on our Curriculum Map. Download a printable version of the curriculum map.