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Health Care Information Systems Minor

Information systems studies the use of computers in collecting, organizing, storing, retrieving, processing, and analyzing information in response to the ever-changing challenges faced by organizations.

The health care information systems (HIS) minor is a combination of technology and health care that is in high demand in West Michigan and across the country.

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Why Study Health Care Information Systems at Grand Valley?

  • Flexibility. By choosing electives and minors in related subject areas, students can further tailor their degrees to fit their individual needs and career goals.
  • Theoretical foundation and practical experience offer excellent preparation for the job market and valuable industry experience.
  • Small class sizes of approximately 30 students.
  • Qualified faculty. Most faculty members hold doctoral degrees and have a wide breadth of experience in the industry.
  • Competent advisors are available to all students.
  • The School of Computing has its own dedicated state-of-the-art computer labs for hands-on experience. A premier data communications lab and computer architecture lab are also available.
  • The School of Computing will prepare you to begin successful careers in some of the best technology jobs in the industry.

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Location & Format

The program is fully online.



The medical field continues to be transformed by information technology. The HIS minor prepares future health professionals with a strong foundation in information technology as it relates to health care.

The following courses are required for completion of the minor:

  • AHS 100 - Medical Terminology
  • AHS 110 - Introduction to Health Care
  • CIS 231 - Problem Solving Using Spreadsheets
  • CIS 331 - Data Analysis Tools and Techniques OR CIS 335 - Data Mining
  • CIS 340 - Health Care Information Systems
  • CIS 358 - Information Assurance
  • HIM 310 - Functional and Administrative Practices in Health Information Management

Three additional electives complete the minor. Topics covered include computer science, database management, and network management. See for details.


School of Computing
C-2-100 Mackinac Hall
(616) 331-2060

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“I like the School of Computing at Grand Valley because the classes are small and make for a more personal learning environment.”