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Majors

Health Informatics and Information Management

HIIM professionals care for patients by ensuring their vital health information is complete, accurate and protected. This is a great opportunity for students who enjoy technology, business, science and a different type of patient care. HIIM professionals are trained in information management technology applications and understand the operations and workflow of a variety of healthcare organizations.

The new Health Informatics and Information Management program in the School of Medicine was approved February 10, 2017, by the WVU Board of Governors. Additional information about the program will be available soon.

Career Profile

Graduates work in a variety of organizations including large healthcare systems, physician practices of all sizes, healthcare centers and clinics, skilled and long-term care and others.

Sample Course Schedules

Wondering what your typical day might be like? We used students’ real course schedules to create these examples.

Freshman Year

WVU 119: First Year Seminar, CS 101: Computer Applications, ENGL 101: Comp and Rhetoric, PATH 200: Intro to Med Term, BIOL 101: General Biology, BIOL 103: General Biology Lab, ENGL 102: Comp and Rhetoric II, NBAN 205: Human Anatomy, NBAN 206: Human Anatomy Lab, STAT 111: Understanding Statistics, HIIM 110: Intro to US Healthcare, HIIM 112: Fundamentals of HIM

Senior Year

HIIM 471: HIIM Research, HIIM 473: Healthcare Analytics, HIIM 475: Project Management in HIIM, HIIM 477: Leadership in HIIM, HIIM 480: HIIM Administration, HIIM 482: Health Informatics and Information Governance, HIIM 484: Capstone in HIIM, HIIM 486: Advanced Professional Practice

English Proficiency Requirements

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.

Accreditation Information

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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