Become a leader in Health Information

Are you seeking healthcare career options beyond the world of direct patient care? William Carey University’s Health Information Management program equips you to assess and manage vital medical records and help patients and healthcare institutions thrive.

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Whether you are a first-time student or a working professional seeking to advance your career, William Carey College of Health Sciences has a place for you. We are excited to connect with you and guide you on your way toward joining the next generation of leaders and difference-makers in the global community!

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Health Information Management (H.I.M.) is designed to graduate professionals who can competently manage health care data and maintain information systems.  Essential skills of graduates will include, but not be limited to, gathering and maintaining information, data analysis and interpretation, and maintaining health information systems. Also, graduates will have expertise in health informatics and technology as well as ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements of the profession. The curriculum is a synthesis of content from information technology, business, biomedical sciences, healthcare organization and delivery, and health data courses. The curriculum will be supported by teaching-learning strategies that facilitate the development of the learner for the professional attributes necessary to attain organizational objectives through the appropriate use of health care data.

Thank you for your interest in the H.I.M program at William Carey University. We are very proud of this innovative and timely degree. We hope you will consider joining us for an exciting educational journey.

Graduate outcomes for the program were adapted from the standards of the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) and are as follows:

  • Graduates will demonstrate entry- level competencies of the profession as currently defined by the Domains and Subdomains for Registered Health Information Administrators established by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
  • Graduates will pass the Registered Health Information Administrator national certification exam.
  • Graduates will demonstrate appropriate professional knowledge and skills as well as ethical and professional demeanor during enrollment in HIM 410 Professional Practice Experience and on the job one year following graduation.
  • 80% of graduates from William Carey’s HIM program are currently employed in their field.

Upon completion of the program of study in health information management, the graduate will be able to:

  • articulate and promote the need for and uses of quality data and information requirements across the lifespan;
  • organize, analyze, and manage health care data in order to improve health care outcomes, implement standards, and control costs;
  • function as an agent to manage the content, integrity, accessibility, use, and protection of information resources;
  • use a core set of critical skills in order to adapt to multiple roles and work settings;
  • collect health care data in compliance with national and regional standards;
  • identify and use current quality improvement, risk management, and utilization review methodologies and models;
  • accurately implement and manage applications and processes for clinical classification and coding;
  • analyze and respond to the information needs of internal and external customers throughout the health care continuum; and
  • advocate confidentiality, privacy, and integrity of health care data.

Meet the Director

Dr. Jude Haney, PhD, MPH, RHIA

Dr. Haney is originally from New Orleans, LA with over 15 years of experience in Public Health and Health Informatics. He is a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) and has worked in a number of roles in the healthcare management field including Clinical Epidemiologist, Louisiana State Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Coordinator, and Health Information Technology Director. Currently, as the program director and associate professor of Health Information Management at William Carey University, Dr. Haney comes to Mississippi by way of New Iberia, Louisiana, where he last served as Director of Health Information at Dauterive Hospital. “At William Carey, our HIM students are highly motivated to make an impact in the healthcare world,” Dr. Haney said. “I’m honored to work with the next generation of healthcare information management professionals.”

Dr. Haney has academically prepared and helped place a number of HIM students in healthcare firms across Mississippi. Under his leadership, William Carey’s HIM program has helped produce 13 RHIAs, most of whom are working in Mississippi. He has close ties with a number of health information directors and specialists throughout the region and continues to push for HIM to be known as a major career path for individuals looking for jobs in the healthcare industry.


Hattiesburg

WCU Box #8 | 710 William Carey Parkway | Hattiesburg, MS 39401
  healthinformationmanagement@wmcarey.edu  |    (601) 318 - 6147

Tradition

19640 Highway 67 | Biloxi, MS 39532
  healthinformationmanagement@wmcarey.edu  |    (601) 318 - 6147


The College’s accreditation for a Bachelor's degree in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2028-2029.

William Carey University’s Health Information Management program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM), 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, Illinois, 60601; (312-235-3255).