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Health Informatics and Information ManagementMajor

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


What is Health Informatics and Information Management at WVU like?


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.

Health Informatics and Information Management program highlights:

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Fast Facts

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.

Living-Learning Communities (LLCs)

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How does this degree prepare students for a career?

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.


Graduates from this major have gone to work at:


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

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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 and Aid

How much does Health Informatics and Information Management at WVU cost? And how can you save?

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2019-20 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 Credit $445
Per Semester $5,340
Fall and Spring Semesters $10,680
Per Credit $1,246
Per Semester $14,952
Fall and Spring Semesters $29,904
Per Credit $1,246
Per Semester $15,252
Fall and Spring Semesters $30,504
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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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What are the requirements to apply for Health Informatics and Information Management at WVU?

To be admitted to WVU's Health Informatics and Information Management major, you must meet WVU's first-time freshman admission requirements for the 2020-21 academic year. Interested in transferring? Review the transfer admission requirements.

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