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Health Information Management Department

Health Information Management Department

Davenport University’s  Health Information Management Department offers degrees that  combine all three of the university’s core strengths; health, technology, and business. Students build a versatile yet focused skill set incorporating:

  • Clinical Knowledge
  • Data Management and Information Technology
  • Leadership and Management

Please click on the links provided for more information about our programs.

 The Health Information Management Department  degrees prepare individuals to assume an emerging key role in supporting the electronic and technological infrastructure for health services delivery. Students participate in the American Health Information Management Association’s Virtual Lab which provides students with learning experience that uses state-of-the-art technology and software.

Health information management professionals are experts in managing patient health information and medical records, administering computer information systems, collecting and analyzing patient data, and using classification systems and medical terminologies. These professionals work in a broad range of settings throughout the healthcare industry. These include the continuum of care delivery organizations, including hospitals, multispecialty clinics and physician practices, long-term care, mental health, and other ambulatory care settings. The profession has seen significant expansion in non-patient care settings, with careers in managed care and insurance companies, software vendors, consulting services, government agencies, education, and pharmaceutical companies.

For more information, please refer to the Davenport University Undergraduate Catalog and the College of Health Professions Handbook.

Criminal Background Check and Drug Screen Policy:

All students in the Davenport University College of Health Professions (the "COHP") are required to submit to criminal background check and drug screening (collectively, the "Testing") at the time of declaring a major in the COHP. The results of the Testing (the "Results"), which shall remain confidential, shall be used by the COHP to approve or disapprove of a Student for enrollment or continued enrollment in the COHP, and/or eligibility for training programs, clinical or practicum. The Testing shall be completed by registering for the appropriate course and completing the entire testing process in the course. Each student is responsible for acknowledging and explaining positive Result(s) after completing the process. A student will be dismissed from the COHP if he or she refuses to consent to the Testing. The cost of the Testing is the part of the course fee and is the responsibility of the student.

All College of Health Professions students will be asked to complete a criminal background check and drug screening (CBC/DS) at the time a major in a health program is declared. This process should be completed in the first semester of attendance and is included in the course HLTH101 Introduction to Health Careers and in HLTH101S Introduction to Health Careers Seminar. Criminal background checks and drug testing completed elsewhere are not acceptable.
                   ■ Prospective students that have been convicted of a felony or
                      certain misdemeanors will not be able to participate as a student
                      at most practicum sites, will not be able to complete most
                      certification and licensing exams, and will find that gainful
                      employment in most health care settings will not be possible.

Please contact the faculty and staff listed below with any questions or concerns.   We welcome your feedback and input into our programs!

 Faculty and Staff

Associate Dean of Health Information Management (HIM): TJ Hunt, MBA, RHIA

HIM Department Chairperson: Linda Sorensen, MPA, RHIA, CHPS

Grand Rapids Lettinga Campus

Program Director: Wil Limp, MS, RHIA

Full-Time Faculty: Amanda Metzler, MS, RHIA

Warren Campus

Program Director: Wil Limp, MS, RHIA

Full Time Faculty: Pat Devoy, EdS, MA, LPN, RHIT, RAC-CT, CMA, (AAMA), RMA, (AMT)

Saginaw Campus

Program Director: Christi Lower, MBA, RHIA

Full-Time Faculty: Lisa Kagay, MBA, RHIA

DU Online

Program Director: Megan Tober, MBA, RHIA 

MSHIIM Graduate Program Director

Jeanne M. Donnelly PhD, MBA, RHIA

For Practicum Manager Information, click here!