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 health care 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 an excellent 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.  


The mission of Health Information Management and Systems Division is to develop transformative leaders in HIM through innovative education, research, service, and practice.


To be a global leader in advancing scholarship, education and practice in health information management and systems

Strategic Goals

  • Provide a curriculum that prepares competent health information management practitioners for a wide range of opportunities in the marketplace and cross-trains clinical personnel in health information management
  • Recruit, retain and facilitate academic and professional success with a diverse student body
  • Foster excellence through strong relationships with alumni and other health information management professionals to continuously improve professional practice experiences and academic offerings.
  • Recruit, retain and support the development of faculty who are leaders in the profession

CAHIMAccreditedProgram Accreditation

The Health Information Management accreditor of The Ohio 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 and Rehabilitation Sciences degree, conferred on Health Information Management and Systems program graduates, has been reaffirmed through 2029-2030. All inquiries about the program’s 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

Baccalaureate Program Outcomes

  • 100% of 2023 graduates (enrolled full-time) completed the HIMS program within 2 years
  • 86% of 2023 job-seeking HIMS graduates employed in healthcare 9 months after graduation
  • 12% of 2023 graduates advanced directly to professional or graduate school
  • 100% satisfaction rate among 2023 HIMS graduates on 92% of metrics
  • 100% retention rate between 2022 program entry and 2023 return to the program (HIMS 2024 program graduates)