Health Information Management

Careers in Health Information Management can be found at the intersection of medicine, science, business and information technology.

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Health Information Management at a Glance

Health Information (HI) professionals are highly trained in the latest information management technology applications. They understand the workflow process in healthcare provider organizations, from large hospital systems to private physician practices, and are vital to the daily operations management of health information and electronic health records (EHRs). They ensure a patient’s health information is complete, accurate, and protected. 

Core 34 Pre-Admission Coursework:  Check Sheet (PDF)Accessible Check Sheet (PDF)

Core Pre-Admission Coursework:  Check Sheet (PDF)Accessible Check Sheet (PDF)

References: Typically, programs require two to three letters and prefer that they be written by instructors and supervisors 

Shadowing Experience or Introductory Course: At KU, students are required to complete HEIM 210 (Intro to Healthcare).  Other programs may require shadowing instead of/in addition to a required course. 

Healthcare Experience: Recommended 

Community Service/Leadership Experience: Recommended 

Research Experience: Not required 

Pre-Admission Standardized Tests: None 

Student Organizations: Organization of Health Administration, International Pre-Health Sciences Organization, Delta Epsilon Mu (co-ed healthcare fraternity), University of Kansas Women in Medicine, Future Leaders in Healthcare 


Application Deadline: February 1 – typically, students apply during spring of sophomore year 

Resume Required: Yes 

Centralized Application Service: No 

Early Decision Option: No 

Interview Required: Yes 

Rolling Admissions: No