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 2017-2018 academic year, 25 HIM graduate and employer surveys were sent out. Five graduate surveys were returned and six employer surveys were returned. Results of the surveys showed that:

  • 100% of the Health Information Management (HIM) graduates are employed and/or continuing their education
  • 100% of the HIM graduates are satisfied with the education they received at Ferris
  • 83% of the employers are satisfied with the HIM graduates they hired


Category 2014-2015 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Certification Pass Rate (RHIA) 71% 67% 64% 63%
National Average Pass Rate 78% 69% 69% 72%
Graduate Satisfaction 90% 92% 92% 100%
Employer Satisfaction 92% 100% 92% 83%

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).

CAHIIM is an independent accrediting organization whose mission is to serve the interest by establishing and enforcing quality Accreditation Standards for Health public Information Management (HIM) educational programs.  The accreditation process is designed to provide a framework for ongoing collection of data, periodic review, evaluation, and reporting of results.

The last on-site visit was in 2003 and the most recent annual report was submitted for the March 31, 2019 deadline. The next annual report is due in 2020CAHIM logo