The College of Health Professions, School of Allied Health at Coppin State University offers a Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). HIM is the profession that provides reliable and valid information that drives the healthcare industry. They are specialists in administering information systems, managing medical records, and coding information for reimbursement and research for various healthcare settings. Students graduating from this program will be eligible to sit for the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) exam and ensure health information is complete and available to legitimate users, code and classify data for reimbursement, analyze information necessary for decision support, protect patient privacy and provide information security, and enhance the quality and uses for data within health information computer systems.
As you review the admission and pre-requisite criteria you will notice that many of the requirements for the first two years of this program are similar to the pre-requisites for entry into the School of Nursing. Therefore, considering this degree is a nearly seamless transition from pre-nursing into the Allied Health Sciences program.
Admission to this program began Fall 2007. In addition to accepting applications students will receive academic counseling and assistance in preparing for admission into the professional courses of the program.
This program requires pre-professional hours which include the general education hours required by Coppin State University. After reviewing this cutting edge and technologically advanced program, we invite you to contact the College of Health Professions if you have questions.
Mona Calhoun, MS, RHIA
Chairman and Professor
CSU @ Hagerstown
The HIM course is available from our Hagerstown Campus.