Bachelor of Applied Science

Health Information Management


The Health Information Management concentration equips students with integrated knowledge of medicine, science, technology, and management. Students acquire skills that provide them with a strong foundation for managing health information and information systems, medical billing, coding and reimbursement processes, and other administrative medical record functions. Students are prepared to collaborate with interdisciplinary healthcare professionals in compliance and quality improvement efforts as they relate to the health information function. Students also develop critical-thinking, problem-solving, and decision-making skills that are integral to the management of health information.

Students acquire vital leadership skills in health informatics, revenue cycle management, data analytics, and information governance.

Conferral of a Bachelor of Applied Sciences degree with a concentration in Health Information Management does not result in professional licensure.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates with a concentration in Health Information Management from UH West O‘ahu will be able to:

  • Exhibit ethical behavior and cultural competency skills that correspond to Health Information Management professional practice standards.
  • Present oral and written communication that corresponds to Health Information Management professional practice standards.
  • Build and work effectively within teams designated to perform Health Information Management-related tasks and functions.
  • Employ critical and creative thinking skills in decision-making and problem-solving processes related to the management of health information.
  • Apply anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and medical terminology concepts in the management of health information.
  • Analyze and interpret health data in accordance with public health research methodologies, healthcare statistics, and economic principles.
  • Administer and evaluate health information in accordance with legal and ethical principles and regulatory guidelines.
  • Plan, analyze, and use health informatics, health information technologies, and health information systems in accordance with federal, regional, and industry standards.
  • Apply clinical nomenclatures, vocabularies, classification systems, and reimbursement methodologies according to federal, regional, and industry standards.
  • Administer health information services in accordance with strategic, financial, human resource, and project management principles and practices.

Internships / Practicums

Students practicum opportunities are available in traditional settings such as hospitals and clinics, doctor’s offices, government agencies, and skilled nursing facilities. Additionally, increased demand for interns is rising in non-traditional settings such as mobile technology and software companies, and public health agencies as a result of the nationwide mandate for an electronic health record workforce.

Careers and Earning Potential

Advances in healthcare technologies, a steadily growing aging population in America, and increased emphasis on outpatient care have resulted in a high demand for health information management professionals. Current and emerging roles for professionals include directors and executive officer-level positions, electronic health record implementation managers, population health analysts, clinical informatics project managers, privacy and compliance officers, risk management directors, quality improvement analysts, information governance directors,  medical coding trainers and managers, and reimbursement analysts and managers.

For more information on careers and earning potential, visit the Hawaiʻi Industry Sectors website.

Faculty Contact

Dr. Lynette Williamson
Assistant Professor, Health Information Management
(808) 689-2499