View of computer screen displaying coding software used by a GVSU health information management student.

Health Information Management administrators must be familiar with electronic health record (EHR) computer software, maintaining EHR security, and analyzing electronic data to improve healthcare information.

Areas of study include:

  • ICD-10-CM/PCS and CPT/HCPCS Coding
  • Quality in health care
  • Health care law
  • Leadership practices in HIM
  • Strategic planning in HIM
  • Field practicum in HIM

Developing the Skills Employers Want

The B.S. in Health Information Management at GVSU will develop the skills you need to land the job you want. Whether the skills are advanced or general, you will build a resume of qualifications that are sure to attract employers. The following skills correlate with those pulled from actual job postings.

  • Health Administration
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science
  • Risk Management
  • Cyber Security
  • Leadership
  • Communication

Source: EMSI, 2020

HIM students participate in an in-class activity in the RFH computer lab.

HIM Credit Breakdown



Prerequisite Credits


HIM Major/CIS Minor Credits


General Education Credits (unduplicated)


Students should refer to the current Undergraduate Catalog for updates/revisions, plus further details on course requirements and the recommended sequence of classes.

Undergraduate Catalog - Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management

Page last modified August 28, 2023