Traditional On-campus program
The major in Health Information Management is housed in the Department of Healthcare Informatics and Information Management. It provides students with professional knowledge necessary to assume management responsibility for health records and health information systems in a variety of health related settings, including hospitals, clinics, long-term care settings, consulting firms, government agencies, insurance companies and software vendors. It is ideal for the person who likes the healthcare environment but does not want direct patient contact.
In 1934 The College of St. Scholastica became the first college in the U.S. to offer a major in this field. The program is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Graduates are eligible to sit for the AHIMA national registration examination. Passing this examination entitles one to use the designation RHIA (Registered Health Information Administrator) after his/her name.
A student applies to the Health Information Management Program during spring semester of his/her sophomore year or at the time of transfer to the College. The Health Information Management Program follows the admission and retention policies of the Health Sciences Division. Those policies are delineated in the Health Sciences Division section of the catalog.
A student graduating with a major in Health Information Management from The College of St. Scholastica is well prepared to assume an entrylevel position in this professional field. Specifically, program outcomes are designed to assure that graduates of the program will be prepared to demonstrate:
The Bachelor's Degree Program at The College of St. Scholastica is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).