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The Health Information Management program is housed within the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Department of Health Information Management. This is an upper division major meaning students start the HIM program after completing 60 college credits including specific prerequisite courses.

Program Summary

60 credits required to begin program (see prerequisite courses); 123 total credits required to graduate

Programs starts fall term only

2 years (4 terms)

Average class size: 20 students

If you have an interest in health care and information technology, health information management (HIM) may be the right career choice for you. 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. Check out HIM job opportunities through this interactive career map.

Accreditation

The Health Information Management accreditor of the University of Pittsburgh is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for Baccalaureate degree in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2022-2023. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at (312) 235-3255; or by email at info@cahiim.org.

Results from the 2019 outcomes assessment reported to CAHIIM in the 2020 Annual Program Report (APAR) indicate:

  • Graduation rate:  93%
  • Employment rate: 94%
  • Retention rate: 100%

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).