Program Goals:

1) Upon completion of the HIM curriculum, graduates will demonstrate entry-level competencies for the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA).

2) Faculty of the HIMS Program will demonstrate current knowledge, skills, qualifications, and professional development in the content areas they teach.

3) The program will demonstrate responsiveness to the needs of providers and employers in the communities of interest.

4) The HIMS Program curricula will include, at minimum, the knowledge clusters and domain content and experiences to enable students to meet HIM competencies.

All students enrolled in the HIMS Program must earn a 70% or better on an exit mock RHIA exam in HIMS 495 before graduating from the program. The student achieving this grade will show that they have met the minimum entry level competencies for the program. Students will be given 2 opportunities to accomplish this goal.

The HIMS Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). HIMS Program students are eligible to sit for the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) examination with the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).