Health Information Management

Utilizing Technologies in Healthcare Organizations                              

CAHIIM LOGO The Health Information Management program offers a Bachelor of Science degree (BS) with a curriculum which combines the disciplines of:

  • medicine,
  • information technology,
  • management,
  • health care,
  • finance,
  • and law. 

The Baccalaureate Degree Program at Tennessee State University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

About the Program

TSU's HIM curriculum prepares students to be competent, confident, innovative, and contributing health information management professionals.  The principles and practices of acquiring, analyzing, and protecting digital and traditional health information are essential to patient safety and quality health care.

seniors Students attain skills to identify and use a variety of information management resources and technologies to succeed in a broad range of health care organizations and related settings.  Health Information Management professionals collect, integrate, and analyze primary and secondary health care data, utilize new technologies, and manage information resources related to research, planning, financing, and evaluation of health care services.


Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible to take a national certification examination and earn the credentials Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA).  The RHIA certification exam is administered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), and recognized by employers throughout the continuum of health care. 

One of the Fasting-growing Industries 

If you have an interest in health care and information technology, health information management may be the right career choice for you.  As one of the fastest growing industries, a career in Health Information Management places you right where the expanding arena of healthcare meets the cutting edge of technology. It is a career for individual who prefer to work at home. Healthcare + Technology = Success for You. More about HIM...

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   Why Come to Tennessee State University?

  • The HIM program at Tennessee State University is the only four year baccalaureate degree program with minor in general business in the state of Tennessee.

  • Graduates of accredited Health Information Technology (HIT) programs can transfer and apply their credits toward the four year baccalaureate degree program.

  • The program prepares graduates to take the National Certification Examination for the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) credential.

  • The program offers small class sizes with a low faculty/student ratio.

  • Students are also provided with hands on professional experience within various health care facilities.



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