Health Information Management, B.S.
Health information management (HIM) is the practice of managing medical information that is vital to providing quality patient care. HIM organizes health data by ensuring its quality, accuracy, accessibility, and security. Managers regularly communicate with health care professionals to clarify diagnoses or to obtain additional information.
The HIM program is a secondary admission program. Students pursuing this degree will also complete a minor in health care information systems through the School of Computing and Information Systems (CIS). All HIM and CIS (major and minor) classes are fully online. Completed applications are due March 1. Minimum criteria:
- Minimum GPA of 2.5
- Completion of 45 semester hours, which includes current enrollment, verified by transcript
- No grade less than a C in BMS 250, BMS 251, and AHS 100
Why Study Health Information Management at Grand Valley?
- This program can be completed fully online.
- The minor in health care information systems is unique to the HIM degree at GVSU, providing additional employment opportunities for students after graduation
- Software technology used in curriculum is paid for by the Allied Health Sciences department.
- Graduates are key players in interprofessional health care organizations. High job placement offers the potential for maximum return on investment.
- Students are able to sit for the Registered Health Information Administrator certification exam.