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Earn more than a degree. Become a Health Information Professional!

Start or continue your healthcare career with us on the Round Rock Campus or fully online!

Join our Round Rock Campus cohort alongside other College of Health Professions programs for enhanced interprofessional education opportunities and face-to-face engagement with faculty and students across disciplines! The campus cohort is recommended for students completing their first university degree and launching their careers in healthcare.

►New Minor in Health Informatics in Fall 2022!

The Minor in HIM fits well with many majors across the university.


Health Information Management (HIM) is a healthcare profession that  includes several STEM occupations combining knowledge and skills from healthcare, informatics, information technology, and business areas such as finance, legal compliance, management, and leadership. Credentialed HIM Professionals work in all healthcare settings alongside clinical and administrative colleagues on interprofessional teams. As healthcare becomes increasingly dependent on data, information, analysis, and technology, Health Information professionals ensure the availability, quality, integrity, usefulness, and security of health information required for evidence-based clinical decisions, reimbursement, compliance, and healthcare business operations. 

Graduates from our accredited programs are recruited by federal, state, and local government agencies, software and technology vendors, insurance companies, academic institutions, cybersecurity companies, healthcare reimbursement companies, consulting firms, and many other organizations involved with management of health information and technology. Anywhere health data exists, there is a need for health information professionals.

The U.S. Department of Labor includes HIM roles in the category of Medical and Health Services Managers which has a "bright outlook" with many job openings and continued growth. HIM career options are described at the following links:

The Department of Health Information Management is a HIMSS Approved Education Partner and Academic Organizational Affiliate. The BSHIM and MHIM programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

With these accreditations and affiliations, graduates from our HIM programs are eligible and prepared to distinguish themselves in the healthcare workforce with marketable skills and prestigious industry-recognized credentials including

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Texas State HIM Spring Leadership Conference

Planning for the April 2023 event is underway.

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The Health Information Management programs at Texas State University are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Program accreditation for the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management (BSHIM) degree has been reaffirmed through April 2027. Program accreditation for Master of Health Information Management (MHIM) degree has been affirmed through October 2028.

Inquiries about program accreditation status may be directed to CAHIIM by phone at (312) 235-3255, by email at info@cahiim.org, or by mail at 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601.

 

Outcomes Results:

*Results from the FY 2021 outcomes assessment for the BSHIM program indicate:

  • A FY20-21 fall semester retention rate of 93% for the BSHIM students.
  • A BSHIM graduation rate of 94%.
  • A 100% satisfactory score from BSHIM degree graduates in the quality of preparation the program provided for employment.
  • A BSHIM employment rate of 94% within six months of graduation, of those seeking employment.

Results are reported to CAHIIM in the Annual Program Report (APAR).


**Results from the FY 2021 outcomes assessment for the MHIM program indicate:

  • A FY20-21 fall semester retention rate of 97% for the MHIM students.
  • A MHIM graduation rate of 100%.
  • A 100% satisfactory score from MHIM degree graduates in the quality of preparation the program provided for employment.
  • An MHIM employment rate of 100% within six months of graduation, of those seeking employment.

Results are reported to CAHIIM in the Annual Program Report (APAR).