HIM Career and Student Center


Health Information Management (HIM) is …….

  • The practice of acquiring, analyzing, and protecting digital and traditional medical information vital to providing quality patient care
  • A combination of business, science, and information technology

Health Information Management Professionals are experts in …….

  • Managing patient information and health records
  • Implementing and optimizing computer information systems
  • Coding diagnoses and procedures in all care settings
  • Maintaining patient confidentiality
  • Collecting and storing information
  • Using and transmitting information

A HIM career is right for you if you …….

  • See yourself in a career that offers diverse opportunities
  • Would like to work in healthcare, but not directly with patients
  • Have an aptitude for science, but also like management, law, and computers
  • Enjoy working with professionals: physicians, nurses, lawyers, administrators, and executives
  • Want a career where you can choose to work on your own, with others, or some of both

Career Map

Learn More:

Health Information 101

  • What is Health Information?
  • Why Choose Health Info?

Planning Your Education

  • Certification vs. Degree
  • Which Program Meets Your Needs
  • Financing Your Education

CAHIIM Accredited Programs

  • Find Wisconsin CAHIIM Accredited Programs by selecting WI for the state