Health Information Management

Health Information Management (HIM) professionals are experts in managing the collection, storage, retrieval, analysis and interpretation of health care data and information. To provide the highest quality health care delivery, health care information is used not only for patient care, but also for medical legal issues, reimbursement, research, planning and evaluation.

A career in health information management combines the disciplines of medicine, information technology, management, and law within the healthcare industry.

Opportunities for employment are found in a variety of settings, including hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation centers, home health agencies, health maintenance organizations, insurance agencies, governmental agencies, educational institutions and research centers.

Professional Credentials

A bachelor of science degree is awarded upon completion of the curriculum. A graduate is eligible to take the national certification examination to become a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA).

 

Program Accreditation

The Health Information Management accreditor of Arkansas Tech University is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College's accreditation for the baccalaureate degree in health information management has been reaffirmed through 2027-2028. All inquiries about the program's accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 1500, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at (312) 235-3255; or by email at info@cahiim.org.

CAHIIM

For the 2019-2020 school year, the program’s graduation rate is 100%, employment rate is 87%, and 100% of the graduates indicated they were satisfied with their educational experience.


 

Program Director


Melinda Wilkins, PhD, RHIA, FAHIMA
Dean Hall 201D
402 West O St
Russellville, AR 72801

Phone: (479) 968-0441
Email: mwilkins@atu.edu