Health information management and systems (HIMS) professionals are the experts who focus on the use, integrity, availability and privacy of health information to facilitate real-time healthcare delivery and make critical health related decisions for multiple purposes such as finance, law, research, and strategic planning across many types of organizations and disciplines.  HIMS is a great undergraduate program for students interested in becoming marketable and pursuing a career right after graduation or for those students interested in going directly to graduate or professional school.  

Our Mission and Goals

The mission of the Health Information Management and Systems division is to create the future of health information management practice through education, innovation, research and service.

The mission is governed by the following strategic goals:

  • Provide a curriculum that prepares competent entry-level health information management practitioners for a national marketplace.
  • Recruit and retain a high caliber, diverse student body and challenge them toward success.
  • Maintain a strong relationship with alumni and other health information management professionals in order to achieve excellence in practical experience opportunities and support the growth and development of the program.
  • Provide leadership and service in health information management education, research and service to enhance the growth and development of students as future contributing practitioners.

"The HIMS program at The Ohio State University prepared me for a career in healthcare administration more than I ever could have imagined.  It gave me a strong understanding of the multitude of different areas within the healthcare arena, including operations, finance, reimbursement, quality and leadership.  As a Director of Operations in a large academic medical center, I would recommend this program to anyone wanting to understand the business side of healthcare and move up the career ladder.  The greatest asset of this program is the opportunity available to students.  Whether you are looking to attend graduate school, move into consulting, or focus on a career within a hospital/physician setting, this program will develop your skills to prepare you for your next step in your career path." - Matt, HIMS Class of 2012

Baccalaureate Program Outcomes

  • 100% of students in the past five cohorts who pursued HIMS program completion (2015-2019) graduated
  • 100% of full-time HIMS students in the past five graduating cohorts (2015-2019) completed the professional program within two years
  • 95% of first-time test-takers in the past six graduating cohorts (2014-2019) passed the RHIA exam

Program Accreditation



The Ohio State University is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The Health Information Management accreditor of The Ohio State University’s Health Information Management and Systems academic program is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).  The College’s accreditation for the baccalaureate degree in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2021-2022.  All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed to CAHIIM at 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago IL 60601. By phone: 312.235.3255 or by email:  CAHIIM serves the public interest by establishing quality standards for the educational preparation of future health information management (HIM) professionals. When a program is accredited by CAHIIM it means that it has voluntarily undergone a rigorous review process and has been determined to meet or exceed the accreditation standards. 

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