Parker University Meets the Needs of our Health Care Community by offering DFW’s only CAHIIM Accredited Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Information Management
Dallas, TX March 16, 2017 – Parker University becomes the first university in the DFW area to offer a CAHIIM accredited Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Information Management (HIM). Health information management professionals connect people, processes, technology, data and information security in the health care environment. HIM graduates work with cutting-edge technology to manage people, processes, systems, and big data. They keep our health information accurate, organized and secure. Earning a degree in health information management will prepare students for multiple career paths.
“We are so excited that Parker University is the first university in the DFW area and only one of three in the entire state of Texas to offer a CAHIIM accredited Health Information Management program,” says Janell Gibson, Vice President of Academic Operations. She adds, “Upon completion of our program, our graduates will be eligible to sit for the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) certification. This is great news for hospitals, doctors’ offices, imaging centers, and X-Ray labs – virtually any health care facility in need of qualified health information managers.”
CAHIIM, The Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education, specializes in serving the public interest by enforcing quality accreditation standards for Health Informatics and Health Information Management educational programs.
CAHIIM program accreditation assures students and employers that graduates have completed a rigorous curriculum and have earned the expected knowledge and skills relevant to today’s electronic health record environment.
The Health Information Management field continues to grow with a 17% increase in jobs in the next ten years. Graduates can expect more than 56,300 relevant jobs to be filled with a median salary of $94,500.* The job market includes health care facilities such as hospitals, physician practices, acute-care centers, nursing homes and more.