Davenport University’s Bachelor of Science Health Information Management degree combines all three of the university’s core strengths; health, technology, and business. Students build a versatile yet focused skill set incorporating:
The Health Information Management program prepares individuals to assume an emerging key role in supporting the electronic and technological infrastructure for health services delivery. Students in the program participate in the American Health Information Management Association’s Virtual Lab which provides students with learning experience that uses state-of-the-art technology and software.
Health information managers are experts in managing patient health information and medical records, administering computer information systems, collecting and analyzing patient data, and using classification systems and medical terminologies. These professionals work in a broad range of settings throughout the healthcare industry. These include the continuum of care delivery organizations, including hospitals, multispecialty clinics and physician practices, long-term care, mental health, and other ambulatory care settings. The profession has seen significant expansion in non-patient care settings, with careers in managed care and insurance companies, software vendors, consulting services, government agencies, education, and pharmaceutical companies.
Students successfully completing this CAHIIM-accredited program are eligible to take the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) exam offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
Faculty and Staff
Associate Dean of Health Information Management (HIM): TJ Hunt , MBA, RHIA
HIM Department Chairperson: Linda Sorensen , MPH, RHIA, CHPS
Grand Rapids Lettinga Campus
Program Director: Toni Windquist, MS-ISM, RHIA
Program Director: Wil Limp, MS, RHIA
Program Director: Christi Beck, BBA, RHIT
Full-Time Faculty: Lisa Kagay, MBA, RHIA
Program Director: Megan Tober, MBA, RHIA