Health Information Management Bachelor of Science
The successful graduate holding a baccalaureate degree in health information management possesses the expertise to develop, implement, and/or manage individual, aggregate and public healthcare data collection and reporting systems. These systems ensure the quality, integrity, availability, and preservation of healthcare data in support of patient safety and privacy, as well as the confidentiality and security of health information. In an e-health environment, these processes and systems are needed to support authorized users and decision makers.
This program is offered at the Grand Rapids Lettinga campus, available both in-seat and online. 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).
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:
- 100% of respondents to an employer survey indicated they are satisfied with graduates of the Davenport University HIM program
- Graduate Satisfaction 94%
- Student Satisfaction 6.01 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)
Program or Student/Graduate Learning Outcomes
Develop data content structural standards.
Develop methods for health information protection.
Create health business intelligence.
Develop healthcare compliance methods.
Develop leadership and management strategies utilized in the Health Information Management field.
Evaluate healthcare revenue management policy and procedure.
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.
Associate Dean of Health Information Management (HIM): TJ Hunt, PhD, RHIA, CHTS-IM, FAHIMA
HIM Department Chairperson, BS and AAS Program Director: Linda Sorensen, MPA, RHIA, CHPS
Associate Department Chairperson, MS Program Director: Jeanne Freeman PhD, RHIA
Associate Department Chairperson: Megan Tober, MBA, RHIA
Associate Deaprtment Chairperson: Pat Devoy, EdS, MA, RHIT, LPN, RAC-CT, CMA, RMA
Full-Time Faculty: Amanda Metzler, MS, RHIA
Full-Time Faculty: Erika Bailey, MBA, RHIA
Teaching and Learning Coordinator: Stacie Kreinbrink, MBA, RHIA
Teaching and Learning Coordinator: Kelly Williams, MBA, RHIT
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:
233 N. Michigan Avenue Suite 2150
Chicago, IL 60601