GRU Programs in Health Information Administration
Managing and protecting personal health information has never been more important. Technology’s impact on health care through the development and application of information technology is truly on the leading edge of today's health care environment. An innovative work force capable of implementing and using IT communications is critical to the success of health care reform.
At Georgia Regents University, we take a leading role in efforts to improve health care through the use of technology. We offer a bachelor's degree and post-baccalaureate certificate in Health Information Administration (HIA) accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Maintenance of ongoing accreditation by CAHIIM means students can be assured they are enrolled in a quality program that provides them with the necessary knowledge and skills to become successful HIM professionals.
Our Undergraduate Programs
HIA Program Outcomes
A student graduating with a major in Health Information Administration from GRU is will prepared to assume an entry-level position in this professional field. Specifically, program outcomes are designed to assure that graduates of the program will be prepared to demonstrate:
- professional knowledge, skills, and competencies fundamental to the health information management profession;
- self-directed learning skills using a variety of resources and technology;
- critical thinking and systems thinking skills; and
- effective communication skills.
Formats and Locations
The BS in Health Information Administration is offered in a traditional on-campus
format on the Health Sciences Campus and in an online format. The post-baccalaurate
certificate in Health Information Administration is offered online only.
Graduates from both programs are eligible to sit for the AHIMA national registration examination. Passing this examination entitles one to use the designation Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) after their name. The RHIA credential is recognized by employers throughout the continuum of health care. Our graduates' first-time pass rates on the Registered Health Information Administration examination is 84 percent, well above the national average of 76 percent.
For more information about program accreditation, please contact the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education, located at 223 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 2150, Chicago, Ill., 60601. www.cahiim.org
For more information about the health management profession, please contact the American Health Information Management Association, located at 223 N. Michigan Ave., 21st Floor, Chicago, Ill., 60601. www.ahima.org