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Health Information Management Department

Welcome to the Health Information Management Department



Texas State University is recognized as a top producer for healthcare professionals who serve the growing demand for quality healthcare services in Austin and Central Texas.

98% of our healthcare professionals work in their field within 6 months of graduation.
~ Austin American -Statesman (June 1, 2014)

AHIMA Convention 2014

AHIMA Convention 2014

Students, alumni, friends and faculty enjoy networking during the convention.


Germany Exchange - Summer 2014

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Germany Exchange Summer 2014


Student Liaison for TxHIMA for 2013-14Ibijoke Amona

Ibijoke Amona, RHIT, CCS, CHTS-PW who is currently a senior in the BS HIM degree program was recently selected by the TxHIMA Board of Directors to be the Student Liaison for TxHIMA for 2013-14. In this position, she will communicate with students at all of the accredited HIT/HIM programs in Texas, attend TxHIMA Board meetings to provide the student perspective and other projects and activities assigned by the Board. Ibijoke (JJ) is looking forward to being involved and giving back to the HIM profession.  Congratulations, Ibijoke!

Sue Biedermann honored as
TxHIMA 2013 Distinguished Member

Congratulations to Sue Biedermann, HIM Department Chair at Texas State University! The Texas Health Information Management Association (TxHIMA) honored Sue Biedermann with the Distinguished Member Award at 2013 TxHIMA Annual Convention. Several peers nominated her for this award, and the TxHIMA board unanimously agreed that Sue deserves the award for her outstanding contribution to the Health Information Management profession.

Distinguished Member 2013


HIM Students in Action!

Several HIM students stepped up to volunteer at the 2013 TxHIMA Annual Convention in Fort Worth this summer. The students helped at the registration desk, monitored meeting rooms and helped direct attendees to room locations.


Pictured are Claire Townsend, Amanda Gonzalez, Nicole O'Connor, Stephanie Benavidez and Donna Richard.

2013 TxHIMA Annual Conference


to Texas State HIM students who participated in a recent AHIMA poster contest.

The students were awarded

Best Theme

AHIMA Bulletin Board

2013 Alumni Reception

2013 Texas State Alumni Reception

The Texas State Alumni Reception was well attended by many past grads, preceptors and other friends of the HIM program. Much thanks to BACTES for sponsoring a portion of this event.
To All Alumni: Please send us your current e-mail address to be on our distribution list for future alumni and continuing ed events hosted by the HIM Department. Send these to him-dept@txstate.edu.

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2013 HIM Graduation

2013 HIM Graduation 

Between the May and August graduation ceremonies, there are 40 new graduates with the BSHIM degree.

Congratulations and Best Wishes!


2013 HIM Graduation

Outstanding HIM Student for 2012-2013

 W. David Hancock was recently recognized as the Outstanding HIM Student for 2012-2013. Joining him at the 2013 College of Health Professions Academic Student Awards luncheon were his parents, Cindy and Gary Hancock, and faculty Jackie Moczygemba, Kim Murphy-Abdouch and Sue Biedermann.


Jackie Moczygemba

HIM Associate Professor Named Fellow of National Association

Jackie Moczygemba MBA, RHIA, FAHIMA, Associate Professor in Health Information Management, was recently added to the ranks of the Fellows of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). The Fellowship Program, which began in 2001, was put in place to recognize AHIMA members who make significant and sustained contributions to the profession.  Ms. Moczygemba was among the fellows recently recognized at the AHIMA National Convention in Chicago. Individuals who earn fellowship may use the designation Fellow of the American Health Information Management Association (FAHIMA), and their names will be maintained in the AHIMA Registry of Fellows.

HIM faculty and foreign exchange student HIM Student/Faculty Foreign Exchange Program

A formal student/faculty exchange agreement has been finalized between the Texas State HIM Department and  Fashhochschule Hannover (FHH) Univeristy of Applied Sciences and Arts in Hannover, Germany. This agreement provides the opportunity for both HIM faculty and student exchange opportunities between the two universities. Texas State faculty Sue Biedermann, Chair & Associate Professor, and Kim Murphy-Abdouch, Clinical Assistant Professor, traveled to Hannover in October 2011 to meet with faculty and staff there to discuss the exchange opportunities and to provide initial lectures to various groups of students, faculty, and staff.

Foreign exchange student, Lena Robbel Foreign Exchange Student

Lena Roebbel, a FHH student, is attending Texas State this spring enrolled in courses in the HIM Department and is living in Jackson Hall. At FHH, Lena is studying Medical Information Management, and will return to her studies in Hannover after the Spring semester. Three Texas State students are scheduled to attend classes at FHH in Hannover during Summer I, 2012.

For previous news items go to the HIM Archives.