Health Information Management

Utilizing Technologies in Healthcare Organizations                              


The Health Information Management accreditor of Tennessee State University 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 2028. 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

About Our 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. The program’s curriculum combines the disciplines of:  

  • Medicine
  • Information Technology                                                                     
  • Management  
  • Healthcare
  • Finance
  • Law

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

Program Outcomes

HIM Program graduate outcomes for the academic period of 2021-2022 revealed that:

100% of graduates employed and/or attending graduate school.

100% of graduates satisfaction rate.

98% of student retention rate


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 healthcare. 

One of the Fasting-growing Industries 

If you have an interest in healthcare 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 individuals who prefer to work at home. Healthcare + Technology = Success for You.

                                           Why Come to Tennessee State University?

  • The HIM program at Tennessee State University is the only four-year baccalaureate degree program with a 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 hands-on professional experience within various healthcare facilities.


SACSCOC Accreditation

Tennessee State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master's, specialist in education, and doctoral degrees. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Tennessee State University may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, by calling 404-679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC's website ( 

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