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Health Information Administration Program Overview

At Stephens, our innovative online HIA program is designed to provide you with the academic challenge and practical real-world experience it takes to graduate well prepared to excel in this high-growth field. Our focus on the individual ensures small class sizes and personal attention as you move forward toward your career goals. Explore program highlights, career opportunities, and the how HIA at Stephens is different. When you're ready, you can request info or simply start your application


Program Highlights

With significant experience in HIA education, we have developed a program tuned to the needs of the HIA industry. Program highlights include:

  • 100% online
  • CAHIIM accreditation
  • Excellent exam pass rate
  • Internship component expands career potential
  • Committed faculty support
  • Classes starting in January, June and August 

Stephens College offers two degree tracks: Bachelor of Science and Post-Baccalaureate Certificate. Explore curriculum.

High-Demand Career Path 

Career professionals with registered health information administrator (RHIA) credentials are in high demand today. Hospitals, clinics and other health-related agencies are looking for qualified HIA professionals. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, growth in this field is expected to not only continue but outpace many other industries. And Stephens College has the curriculum and commitment to position you for success. 

Working for a healthcare facility, the government, or a third-party provider, career paths may include quality assurance, compliance, legal/privacy, health records management, consulting or auditing. The right credentials and experience can lead to management and supervisory positions with excellent growth potential. 

How We're Different 

We were the first to offer a distance-learning program for health information management professionals and we’re still the innovators today. We have a long tradition of providing a solid HIA education that delivers a comprehensive understanding of business administration; healthcare systems; and medical and ethical requirements so students get the credentials they need (and conveniently, too). We’re proud of our long-standing excellent exam pass rate, and we are members of AHIMA and active in the industry. 

Our HIA program is part of our School of Health Sciences. See all faculty in the school. 

As reported through the CAHIIM Annual Program Assessment Report, for the year 2015-16, Stephens had a total of 111 students enrolled in the HIA program. Thirty-one graduates were surveyed. Of those that responded, 20 were working in healthcare, 2 in non-healthcare positions and 8 in higher education within one year after completing the program. 


Program Outcomes 

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The Health Information Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

About Stephens College 

Since 1833, we’ve been committed to providing the education and experiences that make the biggest goals achievable. Today, we are in our fifth decade of serving adult learners as they pursue their dreams. So while our programs are delivered online, they are always focused on you as an individual. Faculty and advisors are  ready to talk to you about your career goals, and to help you find the path that's right for you. 


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