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.
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 School of Interdisciplinary Health.
- 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.
- Undergraduate - B.S.
- Secondary Admit required
- Application deadline: March 1
- Online Format
- Includes CIS minor
Source: EMSI, 2021
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).
All HIM and CIS (major and minor) 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 admissions into the program.
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.
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.
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].