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Bachelor of Health Informatics and Information Management Degree Programs

The Health Informatics and Health Information Department at UMMC's School of Health Related Professions offers a bachelor of science in health informatics and information management (BS HIIM) degree. 

The degree program gives students hands-on, functional skills that can be immediately applied in today’s workforce. Students will work with database management systems, spreadsheets, clinical software, coding guidelines, project management tools, and visualization reporting software.

The program's mission is to educate outstanding professionals who can contribute to high quality health care through development, implementation, and refinement of health information systems.  

Students who satisfactorily complete the required coursework will earn a BS HIIM degree from the University of Mississippi. Graduates are eligible to take the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) certification exam offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

Traditional online

This program is for students with non-health information technology-related degrees or who have completed 60 hours of academic credit. With the exception of professional practice courses, all courses are delivered online.

The application, with all supporting documents, should be submitted by May 15 of the year in which the candidate desires enrollment. 

Progression online

This program is offered for graduates of a Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education-accredited associate’s program at a regionally accredited institution who hold a registered health information technician (RHIT) credential through AHIMA. All courses are delivered online. 

The application with all supporting documents for the progression program must be received by the Office of Student Records and Registrar by March 1 for summer admission, May 15 for fall admission, and Oct. 1 for spring admission.

Accreditation

CAHIIM logoThe Health Information Management accreditor of the University of Mississippi Medical Center 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 2020.

All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed to:

Program outcomes

Results from the August 2017-July 2018 outcomes assessment reported to CAHIIM in the March 2019 Annual Program Report (APAR) indicate:

  • 100% employment rate for responding graduates actively seeking employment
  • 100% satisfaction rate for responding graduates
  • 84.6% RHIA exam pass rate on first attempt