Welcome to 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.

Grand Valley State University's undergraduate HIM program is offered through the College of Health Professions' School of Interdisciplinary Health.

HIM At-A-Glance

  • Undergraduate - B.S.
  • Secondary Admit required
  • Application deadline: March 1
  • Hybrid Format (beginning Fall 2025)
  • Includes CIS minor

HIM Announcement: Course Delivery Format Change Coming in Fall 2025

Beginning with the Fall 2025 cohort, the Health Information Management degree program will be delivered in a hybrid format. Courses will have a limited number of required in-person/on-campus class meetings each semester. The balance of coursework will be completed online.
CIS classes will continue to be offered in the online format.

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WHY STUDY HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT AT GRAND VALLEY?

  • The program's hybrid format offers flexible convenience, with most coursework completed online.
  • The minor in health care information systems is unique to the HIM degree at GVSU, providing additional employment opportunities for students after graduation.
  • 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.
9%
Michigan Job Growth
11%
National Job Growth
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Job Placement Rates

Source: EMSI, 2021

Program Overview

Grand Valley State University's Health Information Management (B.S.) program sits within the College of Health Professions' School of Interdisciplinary Health.

Students pursuing this degree will also complete a minor in health care information systems through the School of Computing and Information Systems (CIS).

HIM classes are offered in a hybrid format, and CIS classes are fully online.

Students interested in the Health Information Management program should arrange to meet with a CHP Student Services Advisor early and periodically, to determine progress toward and eligibility for admission into the program.

HIM Admissions

The Health Information Management program is a secondary admission program.

Completed applications for fall entry are due March 1 for Priority admission. Late applications from qualified students will be accepted on a rolling basis, until all seats are filled.

Minimum criteria:

  • Minimum overall GPA of 2.5
  • Completion of 45 semester hours, which includes current enrollment, verified by transcript(s)
  • No grade less than a C in BMS 250, BMS 251, and AHS 100
  • Completion of the HIM application form

What is Secondary Admission?

Secondary admission means students must complete a specific set of courses, at or above a required GPA level. Once students have completed these requirements, the next step is to submit a secondary admission application.

Secondary admission applications are open to current GVSU students, as well as those already admitted to GVSU as transfer students.


Accreditation Statement

The HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT accreditor of GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for BACCALAUREATE degree in HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT has been reaffirmed through 2027. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at (312) 235-3255; or by email at [email protected].

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Student Achievement Data

April 2021 39 students graduated from the HIM Program and 28 out of the 39 students have obtained employment within the HIM profession.
April 2022 18 students graduated from the HIM Program and 16 out of the 18 students have obtained employment within the HIM profession.

Academic year 2020-2021 there were 27 students that began in the fall of 2020 and 1 student left the program at the end of the fall 2020 semester (4% attrition).  Retained 26 students.
Academic year 2021-2022 there were 23 students that began in the fall of 2021 and 3 students left the program at the end of the winter 2022 semester (13% attrition).  Retained 20 students.
Yearly attrition will not exceed 20% as evidenced by annual enrollment statistics.

100% of the students who were scheduled to graduate in April 2022 were successful in doing so (18 were scheduled to graduate and 18 students did graduate)
100% of the students who were scheduled to graduate in April 2021 were successful in doing so (39 students were scheduled to graduate and 39 students did graduate). 




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