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Health Informatics and Information Management

Do you enjoy technology, business and science? HIIM draws on each of these fields to make sure patients’ vital health information is complete, accurate and protected.

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Hours of professional practice experience included in the four-year program

Description

What is Health Informatics and Information Management at WVU like?

Description

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, including large healthcare systems, physician practices of all sizes, health centers and clinics, skilled and long-term care and others. They are vital to the daily operations management of health information and electronic health records (EHRs). HIIM professionals are entrusted with patients’ health information and records, ensuring they are complete, accurate and protected.

At a Glance

Opportunities

What makes Health Informatics and Information Management at WVU unique?


Research and Academic Opportunities

Our students experience state-of-the-art healthcare applications currently in use in the working world by learning on the internet-based, VLab developed by AHIMA. You will gain résumé-worthy experience in master patient indexes, electronic health records, encoders and more.

Professional Organizations

Network with professionals in your field as a student member of:

  • American Health Information Management Association
  • West Virginia Health Information Management Association

Careers

What can you do with a degree in Health Informatics and Information Management?

Possible Careers

Wondering what you can do with a degree from WVU's Health Informatics and Information Management major? Check out these ideas from WVU Career Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

This page includes information from O*NET OnLine by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license.

Employers

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Courses

What are the courses like in Health Informatics and Information Management at WVU?

Major Map

Check out the course requirements and suggested plan of study for WVU's Health Informatics and Information Management major.

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For a program overview, learning goals and course descriptions, visit the course catalog.

Cost

How much does Health Informatics and Information Management at WVU cost?

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2018-19 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current West Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

West Virginia Resident
Per Semester $4,488
Fall and Spring Semesters $8,976
Non-Resident
Per Semester $12,528
Fall and Spring Semesters $25,056
International
Per Semester $12,828
Fall and Spring Semesters $25,656
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Transfer Articulation Agreements

To simplify the transfer process, we have formal agreements with certain institutions. These agreements outline the courses you should take to prepare for transferring to WVU.

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Requirements

What are the requirements to apply for Health Informatics and Information Management at WVU?

University Requirements

To be admitted to WVU's Health Informatics and Information Management major, you must first meet WVU's first-time freshman admission requirements for the 2018-19 academic year. Interested in transferring? Review the transfer admission requirements.

Next Steps

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