Health Information Management (HIM) Overview
This program leads to a Bachelor of Science degree and is one of approximately 50 such programs in the United States. Full-time students complete the program in four terms and one summer session. Progression for the registered health information technician is provided within this program of study.
The Health Information Management program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to sit for the AHIMA Registration Examination to become credentialed as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA).
Results from the 2012 outcomes assessment reported to CAHIIM in the Annual Program Report (APAR) indicate:
- A 100% employer satisfaction rate
- A 100% graduate satisfaction rate
- A 100% graduation rate
- A 92% placement rate
The Pitt Freshman Guarantee
All incoming Pitt freshmen choosing the pre-health information management major code “PREHIM” will be granted the guarantee (at regional Pitt campuses, please choose corresponding codes).