Using technology to collect, analyze and protect data

Bachelor of Science - Health Information Management (120 credits minimum)

Combine your love for healthcare with your desire to protect and maintain vital information across technology platforms. Designed with your future in mind, our program prepares you for in-demand leadership roles within the nation's health system.

In fact, since we are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM), you are qualified to sit for the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) exam after graduation.

We proudly invite you to launch or advance your career in this fast-growing segment of healthcare.

Which class should I take? When should I take it?

See our Recommended Program Sequences:

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)

AHIMA Career Map

AHIMA Salary Study

Program Outcomes

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).

Each program completes a yearly Annual Program Assessment Review (APAR) for CAHIIM.  

Outcomes from the most recent program review include:

  • 94% of respondents to an employer survey indicated they are satisfied with graduates of the Davenport University HIM program
  • Graduate Satisfaction 100%
  • Student Satisfaction 6.14 on a scale of 1-7
  • The12th most graduates in the country (22), more than Ohio State, Indiana-Purdue, Illinois-Chicago, Wisconsin-Green Bay, and Rutgers, and three times the number of BS graduates of the only competitor in Michigan (Ferris State with 7)
  • Retention rate as of fall 2018 =72%
  • Job placement rate for 2016-17 academic year = 87.5%
  • Acceptance into graduate programs for 2016-17 academic year graduates = 11.1%

PROGRAM OR STUDENT/GRADUATE LEARNING OUTCOMES

  1. Develop data content structural standards.

  2. Develop methods for health information protection.

  3. Create health business intelligence.

  4. Develop healthcare compliance methods.

  5. Develop leadership and management strategies utilized in the Health Information Management field.

  6. Evaluate healthcare revenue management policy and procedure.

Admission Requirements

Admission follows Davenport University admission and progression policy as outlines in Undergraduate Catalog.  Student in the College of Health Professions must maintain a 2.0 GPA to continue in a program of study towards a degree.

Criminal Background Check and Drug Screen Policy

All students in the Davenport University College of Health Professions are required to submit to criminal background check and drug screening at the time of declaring a major in the COHP. The results of the Testing , which shall remain confidential, shall be used by the COHP to approve or disapprove of a Student for enrollment or continued enrollment in the COHP, and/or eligibility for training programs, clinical or practicum. The Testing shall be completed by registering for the appropriate course and completing the entire testing process in the course. Each student is responsible for acknowledging and explaining positive Result(s) after completing the process. A student will be dismissed from the COHP if he or she refuses to consent to the Testing. The cost of the Testing is the part of the course fee and is the responsibility of the student.

Faculty and Staff

Department Chair Allied Health and Health Information Management: Linda Sorensen, MPA, RHIA, CHPS

Associate Department Chair, HIM/Allied Graduate: Jeanne Freeman PhD, RHIA

Associate Department Chair/Program Director HIT/HIM: Megan Tober, MBA, RHIA

Teaching and Learning Coordinator: Stacie Kreinbrink, MBA, RHIA

For Practicum Manager Information, click here!

Organizational Chart

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HIT/HIM Program Director

Meet Megan Tober, the associate department chair and program director for the health information management programs at Davenport University.

Accreditation

The HIM baccalaureate degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) at the Davenport University main campus in Grand Rapids, MI.  Contact information:

   CAHIIM
   233 N. Michigan Avenue Suite 2150
   Chicago, IL 60601
   (312) 233-1183
   www.cahiim.org

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