Health Information Management
Health Information Management is a profession that combines health data, information technology, and management. Health Information Management professionals play a critical role in managing the collection, maintenance, and analysis of the medical data that healthcare professionals rely on to deliver, manage, and finance quality patient care.
Practical experience is an integral part of our Health Information Management curriculum. Students complete two internship experiences (professional practice) before they graduate.
Point of Pride
More than 90 percent of Department of Health Sciences graduates find jobs within six months of graduation.
Why study Health Information Management?
Health Information Management professionals are credentialed by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) as Registered Health Information Administrators (RHIA). This credential requires a bachelor's degree (4 years) and successful performance on the RHIA certification exam.
RHIAs are skilled in the collection, interpretation, and analysis of patient data. In addition, they receive the training necessary to assume managerial positions related to these functions. RHIAs interact with all levels of an organization—clinical, administrative, financial—that employ patient data in decision making and everyday operations.
Applying to Illinois State
Illinois State's preferred filing period for freshman students for the fall semester is September 1-November 15. Applying early is encouraged, as the University must limit enrollment due to space at the University and in specific majors/programs. Visit the Office of Admissions to apply today!