Health Information Management Program (HIM)

Greetings to Prospective Health Information Management Students!

Thank you for your interest in the FSU Health Information programs. If you want the business side of health care, one of the health information programs may be a good choice for you. Employment is expected to grow faster than average for health information professionals. Job prospects should be very good; technicians with a strong background in medical coding will be in particularly high demand. In health information departments, experienced administrators will be employed in supervision and management, overseeing the work of the coding, correspondence, or discharge sections. All positions within this field require proficiency with computers, careful attention to detail, and the ability to work independently. Students will complete assignments using both paper and electronic health records.

In the fall of each year, satisfaction surveys are sent via email or U.S. mail to Health Information Technology, and Health Information Management graduates and employers. For the 2016-2017 academic year, 57 HIT and HIM graduate and employer surveys were sent out. Twelve graduate surveys were returned and seven employer surveys were returned. Results of the surveys showed that:

  • 92% of the Health Information Management (HIM) graduates are employed and/or continuing their education
  • 92% of the HIM graduates are satisfied with the education they received at Ferris
  • 100% of the employers are satisfied with the HIM graduates they hired


Category 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017
Certification Pass Rate (RHIA)  85% 71% 67% 64%
National Average Pass Rate  75% 78% 69% 69%
Graduate Satisfaction  92% 90% 92% 92%
Employer Satisfaction  95% 92% 100% 92%

Please explore the various links provided to learn more about the Health Information programs. If you would like additional information about our programs, you can contact me at the link below.

Paula Hagstrom, MM RHIA, Program Coordinator


The Health Information Management program at Ferris State University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Accreditation renewal is dependent on annual reports. The most recent report was submitted for the November 20, 2017 deadline with the next report due in 2018.CAHIM logo