Department of Health Informatics & Information Management
Earn more than a degree.
Become a credentialed Health Information Professional!
Start or continue your digital healthcare career on the Round Rock Campus, via hybrid delivery, or fully online!
Become a credentialed member of a health profession with many jobs available in a variety of healthcare settings or work from home. Join our Round Rock Campus cohort alongside other College of Health Professions programs for face-to-face engagement with faculty and students across disciplines and enhanced interprofessional education opportunities! The campus cohort is recommended for students completing their first university degrees and launching their healthcare careers. Online and hybrid courses are also available with an additional Electronic Course Fee of $50 per semester credit hour.
►New Minor in Health Informatics! Students joining the BSHIM major after Fall 2022 will also earn a built-in Minor in Health Informatics.
Health Information Management (HIM) is a healthcare profession that includes several STEM occupations combining knowledge and skills from healthcare, informatics, information technology, and business areas such as finance, legal compliance, management, and leadership. Credentialed HIM Professionals work in all healthcare settings alongside clinical and administrative colleagues on interprofessional teams. As healthcare becomes increasingly dependent on data, information, analysis, and technology, Health Information professionals ensure the availability, quality, integrity, usefulness, and security of health information required for evidence-based clinical decisions, reimbursement, compliance, and healthcare business operations.
Graduates from our accredited programs are recruited by hospitals, medical practices, government agencies, software and technology vendors, insurance companies, academic institutions, cybersecurity companies, healthcare reimbursement companies, consulting firms, and many other organizations involved with management of health information and technology. Anywhere health data exists, there is a need for health information professionals. Many HIM professionals are able to work from home!
The U.S. Department of Labor includes HIM roles in the categories of Medical and Health Services Managers and Health Informatics Specialists which have many current job openings and continued growth. HIM career options are further described at the following links:
The Department of Health Informatics & Information Management is a HIMSS Approved Education Partner and Academic Organizational Affiliate. The BSHIM and MHIM programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
With these accreditations and affiliations, graduates from our HIM programs are eligible and prepared to distinguish themselves in the healthcare workforce with marketable skills and prestigious industry-recognized credentials including
Undergraduate Programs (on Round Rock Campus and fully online)
- Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management
- Minor in Health Information Management
- Minor in Health Informatics
Graduate Programs (fully online)
HIM Career Information
US Department of Labor
The Health Information Management accreditor of Texas State University is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The University's accreditation for the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management (BSHIM) degree has been reaffirmed through April 2027. Accreditation for the Master of Health Information Management (MHIM) degree has been affirmed through October 2028.
All Inquiries about program 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.
*Results from the FY 2021 outcomes assessment for the BSHIM program indicate:
Results are reported to CAHIIM in the Annual Program Report (APAR).
**Results from the FY 2021 outcomes assessment for the MHIM program indicate: