The Health Informatics and Information Management accreditor of The College of St. Scholastica is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College's accreditation for the baccalaureate degree in Health Informatics and Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2021. 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 email@example.com.
Traditional undergraduate HIIM students must first be accepted to St. Scholastica. Visit our traditional undergraduate admissions section for more information.
Students apply to the Health Informatics and Information Management program during spring semester of their sophomore year. Admission to the program is based on a cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale, grade of C (2.0) in all courses required by the major, and completion of the department's admission process, including a panel interview.
Wondering what classes are offered when? Visit our online course schedule and current catalog.
Interested in transferring to St. Scholastica's Health Informatics and Information Management program? You probably have a lot of questions. We've compiled a list of frequently asked questions and answers to help guide you through this process.
SHIIMA promotes education and social interaction among students interested in health information management and provides an opportunity for involvement in community service.
As a service to our students and alumni, we will post any job openings we are aware of. We generally are not informed when positions are filled so some of the older postings may not be current.
Nationally, the demand for health information managers far exceeds the number of qualified professionals. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the field will grow by 21% over the next decade, which is faster than average. As an RHIA you can expect an entry-level salary in the lower $40,000 range.
Because of the reputation of our graduates, you can expect excellent placement opportunities. St. Scholastica alumni can be found from Maine to California in a variety of positions inside and outside the hospital setting. Some examples of those positions include:
Anna Koland '05
Health Information Management Supervisor
Columbia Park Medical Group
Katie Engesser '03
Health Information Specialist
Gunderson Lutheran Hospital
Michelle Mathieu, RHIA '95
Director Health Information Service & Quality Improvement
Northern Maine Medical Center
Fort Kent, ME
Daniel Pothen, MS, RHIA '98
Deloitte and Touche
Los Angeles, CA
Amber Johnson, RHIA '00
Excellian Team Leader - HIM
Allina Hospitals and Clinics
Mara Anderson, RHIA '04
Operations Manager - HIM
Melissa Yang, '04
Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
St. Paul, MN
Katherine Miller, RHIA '01
Record Technology Manager
Hennepin County Medical Center
Introduces cell biology, intended for students who are not majoring in the natural sciences. Topics include the study of structure and function of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids; study of the structure, function and behavior of cells; an introduction to cellular metabolism. 2 class hours.
Focuses on the roles of classification systems, vocabularies, and terminologies in the healthcare setting. Topics include the collection, maintenance, utilization, and retrieval of specified healthcare code sets, clinical terminologies, classification systems and data in healthcare facilities. The course will focus on the application of standard code sets most commonly used in healthcare facilities in the U.S.
Analyzes health record content and format; regulatory and accreditation requirements; privacy & security requirements, data standards and classification systems; computerized information systems; reimbursement and compliance issues; quality measures and reporting, and current trends and issues in a variety of types of primary healthcare settings.
Seminar is a student-centered experience revolving around internship experiences. Students discuss and present professional practice experiences; share learning experiences, and present project work. In addition, employment preparation and career opportunities are a focus. HIM professionals in unique career settings are invited to interact with the students. Preparation for the credentialing examination is explored to help the student transition successfully into the professional world.