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Health Information Management

Health Information Management Bachelor of Science

The successful graduate holding a baccalaureate degree in health information management possesses the expertise to develop, implement, and/or manage individual, aggregate and public healthcare data collection and reporting systems. These systems ensure the quality, integrity, availability, and preservation of healthcare data in support of patient safety and privacy, as well as the confidentiality and security of health information.  In an e-health environment, these processes and systems are needed to support authorized users and decision makers.

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)

AHIMA Career Map

AHIMA Salary Study

Program Outcomes

Students successfully completing this CAHIIM-accredited program are eligible to take the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) exam offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

Each program completes a yearly Annual Program Assessment Review (APAR) for CAHIIM.  

Outcomes from the most recent program review include:

  • 100% of respondents to an employer survey indicated they are satisfied with graduates of the Davenport University HIM program

Program or Student/Graduate Learning Outcomes

  1. Manage health data (such as data elements, data sets, and databases).
  2. Ensure that documentation in the health record supports the diagnosis and reflects the patient’s progress, clinical findings, and discharge status.
  3. Develop organization-wide health record documentation guidelines.
  4. Maintain organizational compliance with regulations and standards.
  5. Ensure organizational survey readiness for accreditation, licensing and/or certification processes.
  6. Design and implement clinical documentation initiatives.
  7. Select electronic applications for clinical classification and coding.
  8. Implement and manage applications and processes for clinical classification and coding.
  9. Maintain processes, policies, and   procedures to ensure the accuracy of coded data.

Admission Requirements

Admission follows Davenport University admission and progression policy as outlines in Undergraduate Catalog.  Student in the College of Health Professions must maintain a 2.0 GPA to continue in a program of study towards a degree.

Criminal Background Check and Drug Screen Policy

All students in the Davenport University College of Health Professions are required to submit to criminal background check and drug screening at the time of declaring a major in the COHP. The results of the Testing , 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.

Faculty and Staff

Associate Dean of Health Information Management (HIM): TJ Hunt, PhD, MBA, RHIA, CHTS-IM

HIM Department Chairperson, BS and AAS Program Director: Linda Sorensen, MPA, RHIA, CHPS

Associate Department Chairperson, MS Program Director: Jeanne Donnelly PhD, MBA, RHIA

Associate Department Chairperson: Megan Tober, MBA, RHIA 

Associate Department Chairperson: Wil Limp, MS, RHIA, CHTS-PW

Full-Time Faculty: Lisa Kagay, MBA, RHIA

Full-Time Faculty: Amanda Metzler, MS, RHIA

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

Full-Time Faculty: Erika Bailey, MBA, RHIA

Teaching and Learning Coordinator: Stacie Kreinbrink, MBA, RHIA

Teaching and Learning Coordinator: Kelly Williams, MBA, RHIT

 Associate Dean Online: Kelly McCarron, Ed.D,OTR/L



The HIM baccalaureate degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).  Contact information:

   233 N. Michigan Avenue Suite 2150
   Chicago, IL 60601
   (312) 233-1183