Indiana Tech’s health information management degree program earns national accreditationMarch 9, 2021
Indiana Tech’s Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management (HIM) has earned accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) through 2029. Indiana Tech’s HIM degree program is offered entirely online.
In an important recognition of the quality and comprehensiveness of its program, Indiana Tech received notification on accreditation from CAHIIM after an extensive review process. The comprehensive program review, conducted by the Health Information Management Accreditation Council and the CAHIIM Board of Directors, recognizes all of the ways in which Indiana Tech’s program meets the stringent, nationally established CAHIIM 2012 Accreditation Standards.
The Health Information Management program is the second Indiana Tech degree program to earn CAHIIM accreditation. Its Health Information Technology (HIT) program, an associate degree program also offered online, earned CAHIIM accreditation in 2015.
“This designation ensures that our program provides students with up-to-date experiences to prepare them for success in the workplace,” said Dr. Anne Gull, dean of Indiana Tech’s College of Arts and Sciences. “Health information and non-clinical health fields are growing rapidly. The need for accurate information stored safely following privacy regulations is more important now than ever before.”
Described by the American Health Information Management Association as a mix of business, science and information technology, HIM is a growing field; between 2018 and 2028, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects nearly 20% growth in employment for HIM professionals. Some of the core responsibilities of professionals in this field include:
- Acting as a liaison between clinical, operational and administrative functions.
- Managing electronic health information records like lab results, clinical data and patient histories.
- Keeping organized, accurate health care data for efficient processes.
- Implementing new technologies and tools to improve patient care practices.
- Guarding the privacy and security of patient private health information.
Some of the positions a degree in HIM prepares graduates for include information security manager, coding manager, health information director/manager, application systems analyst, data quality manager and medical office administrator.
Learn more about Indiana Tech’s health information management and health information technology degree programs at academics.indianatech.edu.