Health Information Management

Health Information Management is a program offered under Health Administrative Services.
The Utah State Board of Regents approved the development of a Health Information Management (HIM) program for the College of Health Professions in 1993 based upon evidence of a demonstrated need and strong support for the program by the Utah Hospital Association and the Utah Health Information Management Association.

Health Information Management Practice Definition

Health information management represents a continuum of practice concerned with health-related information and the management of systems to collect, store, process, retrieve, analyze, disseminate, and communicate information related to the research, planning, provision, financing, and evaluation of healthcare services.

Successful completion of the Health Information Management program leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Administrative Services: Health Information Management emphasis.  The HIM program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management Education, allowing graduates to sit for the national registration exam.  Students passing this national examination may use the professional designation of Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA).

Health Administrative Services Website

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