About Health Information Management

A highly skilled medical staff is only one part of quality health care. Also necessary is accurate, reliable patient data—available at a moment’s notice and in the hands of the right practitioner. Only then can doctors make critical decisions about patient care.

A comprehensive, up-to-date health information management (HIM) system provides that data where and when it is needed.

HIM stands at the critical intersection of medicine, business management, and information technology. It’s a field that is changing rapidly, as new technology makes information more accessible and new regulations evolve to safeguard individual privacy.

At the University of Pittsburgh, we prepare the next generation of HIM professionals to meet that unique challenge. Our graduates manage information centers and medical records departments for hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and other healthcare settings—never forgetting that service to the patient lies at the core of their work.

If you have an interest in healthcare and information technology, health information management (HIM) may be the right career choice for you. As one of the fastest growing occupations in one of the fastest growing industries, an HIM career places you right where the expanding arena of healthcare meets the cutting edge of technology.   

 U.S. News and World Report in its 2012 Best Colleges Edition listed Health Information Management as the 4th hot new major out of 9 hot new majors for 2012. Click here for full article


A comprehensive, up-to-date health information management (HIM) system provides the data where and when it is needed. Advancement in Health Information Technology HIM Department Chair –Dr. Mervat Abdelhak, Ph.D., RHIA, FAHIMA teaching a class in the Health Information Management program.
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