Health Information Management

This profession focuses on health care data and the management of health care information resources. The profession addresses the nature and structure of health data and the translation of that data into usable forms of information which support the health care of individuals and populations. HIM professionals collect, integrate, and analyze primary and secondary collections of data and manage information resources related to the research, planning, provision, and evaluation of health care services. This emphasis provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to become self-directed learners who possess critical-thinking skills and problem-solving abilities, communication and interpersonal skills, a commitment to life-long learning, and important ethical values. The program fosters the acquisition of leadership abilities and systems thinking necessary for adapting careers within a changing health care environment. The HIM emphasis is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education, making students eligible to write the national credentialing exam of the AHIMA, the Registered Health Information Administrator.

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Contact Information:
Pat Shaw
Weber State University
Ogden, UT 84408-3911
Marriott Health Bldg, Rm 301
(801) 626-7989