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Department of Health Information Management

One of the fastest growing fields

Health Information Management (HIM) and Health Informatics (HI) are evolving and exciting fields that will prepare highly qualified professionals able to navigate and lead the coming changes to the nation’s healthcare system. These two careers are in the top 20 fastest growing professions in the country, expected to grow by 20 percent by 2018 with more than 35,000 positions.

Linking your passions

This unique career engages those seeking not only job satisfaction but also the intellectual challenges that come with combining interests in medicine, management, information technology, electronic health record systems, and finance.  Temple’s HIM graduates design and manage health information systems in a wide range of settings, including:

  • Hospitals
  • Managed care companies 
  • Ambulatory care companies
  • Insurance companies
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Consulting firms
  • Public health organizations
Why Us?
  • Accredited in 1969, we are one of the oldest programs in the nation.
  • One of only three BSHIM programs in Pennsylvania and one of 61 in the U.S. accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM).
  • Our Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHI) Program is only one of five programs accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM).
  • Pre-Health Information Management majors can transfer through cooperative agreements from the Community College of Philadelphia (CCP), Delaware County Community College (DCCC), Camden County College (CCC) and Montgomery County Community College (MCCC)
  • We offer a Post-baccalaureate Health Informatics certificate at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
  • We offer Workforce Development Program for ICD-10 coding
  • Students have extensive networking and scholarship opportunities through the following the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA); Pennsylvania Health Information Management Association (PHIMA); Southeastern Pennsylvania Health Information Management Association (SePHIMA); and Temple’s Health Information Management Student Association (HIMSA)

Our department is dedicated to cultivating competent HIM practitioners who are able to meet the needs of a variety of employers, advocate for patients and consumers in HIM-related matters, and promote play a vital role in the transition to electronic health records.