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The field of health information management and systems (HIMS) represents the body of knowledge and practice that assures the availability of healthcare information to facilitate real-time healthcare delivery and critical health related decision-making for multiple purposes across diverse organizations, settings and disciplines. It is concerned with the management of resources to collect, store, retrieve, interpret and communicate healthcare information that deals with patient care, medico-legal issues, research, and the planning, provision and evaluation of health care services.

HIMS is a great undergraduate program for students interested in pursuing health information management right after graduation or for those students interested in pursuing graduate degrees in physical therapy (PT), occupational therapy (OT), hospital administration, medicine, physician assistance, health informatics, business, law or public health.
 
Gainful Employment Disclosure
 
The Federal Department of Education requires colleges and universities to disclose certain information for “programs that prepare students for gainful employment in recognized occupations.” Click here for Gainful Employment Disclosure information pertaining to Health Information Management and Systems certificate program at Ohio State.
 
Baccalaureate Program Outcomes
  • 100% of students successfully completed the HIMS program and graduated in 2011, 2012 and 2014.  One student did not complete the program in the Class of 2013
  • 100% of graduates from The Ohio State University HIMS program passed the RHIA exam in 2012 and 2013, and the pass rate for students who exercised the early test option among 2014 graduates is 100% as of August 20, 2014