TSU's HIM curriculum prepares students to be competent, confident, innovative, and contributing health information management professionals. The principles and practices of acquiring, analyzing, and protecting digital and traditional health information are essential to patient safety and quality health care. The program’s curriculum combines the disciplines of:
Students attain skills to identify and use a variety of information management resources and technologies to succeed in a broad range of healthcare organizations and related settings. Health Information Management professionals collect, integrate, and analyze primary and secondary healthcare data, utilize new technologies, and manage information resources related to research, planning, financing, and evaluation of healthcare services.
Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take a national certification examination and earn the credentials of Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA). The RHIA certification exam is administered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and recognized by employers throughout the continuum of healthcare.
One of the Fasting-growing Industries
If you have an interest in healthcare and information technology, health information management may be the right career choice for you. As one of the fastest-growing industries, a career in Health Information Management places you right where the expanding arena of healthcare meets the cutting edge of technology. It is a career for individuals who prefer to work at home. Healthcare + Technology = Success for You.
Why Come to Tennessee State University?
The HIM program at Tennessee State University is the only four-year baccalaureate degree program with a minor in general business in the State of Tennessee.
Graduates of accredited Health Information Technology (HIT) programs can transfer and apply their credits toward the four-year baccalaureate degree program.
The program prepares graduates to take the National Certification Examination for the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) credential.
The program offers small class sizes with a low faculty/student ratio.
Students are also provided hands-on professional experience within various healthcare facilities.
Tennessee State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, education specialist, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Tennessee State University.