Health Information Management
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Thinking About Health Information Management?
Careers in Health Information Management can be found at the intersection of medicine, science, business and information technology. HIM graduates work with cutting-edge technology; manage people, processes and systems; massage big data to find health care solutions; and serve as educators and advocates throughout the industry. Ultimately, they are gatekeepers who keep our medical information safe, complete and accurate.
Definition from the KUMC HIM homepage.
- Careers & KU Majors: Health Information Management
- Explore Healthcare Careers: HIM
- American Health Information Management Association
- American College of Healthcare Executives
- All Allied Health Schools
- Healthcare Management: Degree Guide
- Healthcare Pathway
- University of Wisconsin: Health Information Management Careers Outlook, Job titles and salaries
Health Information Management at a Glance
Track or Major?
Health Information Management is a major that you complete by taking 2 years of pre-admission classes required for application to the Health Information Management program, and then once admitted you complete the final 2+ years of your degree at the KU Medical Center Campus.
- hours required: 60 hours to apply, (including 39 required pre-HIM hours), 61 program hours
- time to complete: 4 years
Level of degree - Bachelor of Science
- Minor available - Health Care Management
- Minor in Business can also be completed while completing the Bachelor's Degree
Does KU have a program?
Yes. Students spend their first 2 years on the Lawrence campus completing their pre-admission courses. Once admitted to the KU School of Nursing, the remaining 2 years are spent on the Medical Center campus in Kansas City.
Quick Tip: If you have specific questions related to courses, contact your academic advisor.
GPA applicatoin requirement: 2.5
Competitive GPA accepted: 3.0+
Special KU application information
- Strong application characteristics - healthcare experience
- The GPA you apply with is often your transfer credit + your first year of KU courses. Keep this in mind.
- Two references are required. Once must be from an instructor and one must be from a manager or supervisor.
- Resume is required. Schedule an appointment with the University Career Center.
- All individuals admitted to the program will be asked to verify that they can meet the technical standards with or without accommodation(s). Applicants who disclose a disability are considered for admission if they are otherwise qualified.
Quick Tip: If you need assistance with your application resume and/or personal statement, schedule an appointment at the KU Writing Center and/or University Career Center!
Gain Experience Before You Apply!
Strong applicants have healthcare and non-healthcare experience through jobs, internships, volunteer experiences, shadowing, student organizations, and more. These experiences give you the necessary leadership, technical, and transferable skills you need to be a competitive applicant and also allow you to evaluate the field to make sure it is a good fit for you before you apply to a specific program.
Quick Tip: The University Career Center can assist you in finding experiential opportunities. Schedule an appointment online or by calling 785-864-3624.
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