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Health Information Management

Health Information Management

Health information management (HIM) is the practice of acquiring, analyzing, and protecting digital and traditional medical information vital to providing quality patient care. HIM organizes and manages health information data by ensuring its quality, accuracy, accessibility, and security. Health information managers regularly communicate with physicians and other healthcare professionals to clarify diagnoses or to obtain additional information.

Students pursuing the health information management program will also be required to complete the minor in healthcare information systems, through the computer information systems (CIS) department

The HIM program is a secondary admission program. The admissions process will take place winter semester and will require a HIM application by March 1, prior to the intended fall entry.  The minimum criteria for application will be:

  • A minimum overall GPA of 2.5
  • Completion of the HIM application form
  • Completion of 45 semester hours, which includes current enrollment
  • No grade less than a “C” in BMS 250, BMS 251 and AHS 100

The baccalaureate degree in Health Information Management at Grand Valley State University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).  http://cahiim.org