Data is the key to healthcare excellence.

Health information management professionals hold many diverse roles, yet all share a common purpose: to provide reliable and accurate information that drives the healthcare industry. The HIMS program at The Ohio State University provides its students with a solid business and information systems background as well as a broad healthcare foundation.

The combination of the two prepares our graduates to more effectively and accurately communicate with both medical professionals and consumers of healthcare. Our graduates are in demand and well prepared for competitive entry-level management and staff positions in all sectors of the healthcare industry. Learn more about the profession.
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Our multidisciplinary curriculum provides a great foundation

Ohio State’s course of study is a perfect blend of management principles, information systems, finance and reimbursement knowledge and ethical considerations. The curriculum is dynamic and continually changing as technical, social and political forces impact the healthcare environment.

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Hands-on experiences prepare you for the real world

Our students get practical experience at the Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center and with our health care partners in the greater Columbus area. These opportunities include systems analysis, project management, coding and database design. Internships are also a critical part of your HIMS education.

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HIMS graduates can pursue many career opportunities

Graduates of the Health Information Management and Systems program at Ohio State can quickly progress to such varied careers as hospital management and consulting.  The major provides an excellent springboard to  MBA, MHA, MPH, and informatics graduate programs as well as to clinical professions such as physical and occupational therapy, advanced practice nursing, and medicine.

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A great career awaits you

Health information management and systems is a rapidly expanding field with employment projected to increase 17 percent from 2021-2031, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Entry-level RHIA-credentialed professionals can earn anywhere from $40,000 to $60,000.

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