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2020 Summer Semester COVID19 Updates

KUMC has aligned with Wyandotte County and the State of Kansas for reopening guidelines.

No HEIM numbered courses are offered on campus during summer semesters; faculty and staff of the department are working remotely through the summer of 2020 and are available to assist students.

BS in HIM Students

Newly admitted students beginning the BS in HIM program in fall 2020, as well as students returning for their senior year in fall 2020 should check their email over the summer for updates from the Department Chair and/or their academic advisor. The date on which HIM program courses will return to campus is yet to be determined, and plans for how students will proceed with fall coursework (e.g., in person, hybrid, or online) will be provided via email at which time plans are finalized based on Wyandotte County, State of Kansas, and KUMC guidelines for repopulation. All HIM students will progress through their coursework as planned regardless of course mode of delivery.

Minor in Healthcare Management Students

Students enrolled in the minor in healthcare management will proceed with online courses as they have done throughout their studies in the minor program.

Inquiries and Contacts

For questions related to prospective students, applications, academic advising, PPE sites, or internship precepting, contact Angela Couture at acouture@kumc.edu. For questions concerning vendors, office management, or general inquiries, contact Ashley Roberts at aroberts11@kumc.edu. For questions about academic program administration, accreditation, or contingency planning, contact Rose Blackmore at rblackmore@kumc.edu.


Our admission policies are unchanged and letter grades are required for prerequisite courses. For those individuals already admitted for Fall 2020 who still have prerequisite courses to complete prior to Fall 2020, an email was sent from our academic advisor to these newly admitted students to notify them that letter grades are still required for admission; the exception to this, subject to department review, would include a student with documented health, safety, or welfare implication attributed to COVID-19. In future application cycles, letter grades remain required for prerequisites; any future applicant with a credit or no credit designation for a prerequisite course should contact our academic advisor as soon as possible prior to applying for admission to our program.


Per the School of Health Professions announcement emailed to all students on March 20, 2020, Health Information Management courses and other activities for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester will be completed online. The department chair has scheduled Zoom sessions to clarify the plan for Health Information Management students during the week of March 23rd; students should check their KUMC email account, accept the calendar appointment for the Zoom session, and connect to the Zoom session accordingly per the calendar appointment. For questions related to prospective students, applications, academic advising, PPE sites, or internship precepting, contact Angela Couture at acouture@kumc.edu. For questions concerning vendors, office management, or general inquiries, contact Ashley Roberts at aroberts11@kumc.edu. For questions about academic program administration, accreditation, or contingency planning, contact Rose Blackmore at rblackmore@kumc.edu.


In coordination with leadership of the University of Kansas Medical Center, the KU School of Health Professions continues to monitor the trend of COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus.

The school has implemented actions intended to reduce the risk of disease transmission in the interest of protecting the health of visitors, patients, students, and employees.


The Department of Health Information Management prepared a department-specific plan and provided that to the Office of the Dean for review. Upon approval, these plans were communicated to faculty, staff, and students.

With a goal to reduce on-campus contact, during March 16-27, all health information management courses will be delivered to students online via the BlackBoard learning management system.

The location for classes after March 27 will be determined at a later date.

  • For questions related to prospective students, applications, academic advising, PPE sites, or internship precepting: contact Angela Couture
  • For questions concerning vendors, office management, or general inquiries: contact Ashley Roberts
  • For questions about academic program administration, accreditation, or contingency planning: contact Rose Blackmore

All departmental plans are in addition to information provided by the executive vice chancellor including those distributed via several university broadcast email messages.

The health and safety of KU students and employees is the top priority for the School of Health Professions.

Please send any questions or concerns to the school at healthprofessions@kumc.edu.


The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University's programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access, IOA@ku.edu, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785) 864-6414, 711 TTY.

Last modified: May 30, 2020

Prospective Students
The priority deadline to apply to this program is February 1. Applications may be accepted after the deadline based on space available in the next class.


More about this program:
Program overview
Eligibility and requirements
Prerequisites
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Tuition and fees
Curriculum
KU Core Courses PDF document
FAQ

Advising

We're here to answer your questions and help you prepare for a rewarding career in health information management. Advising for prospective students is available Monday-Friday by appointment. Please email him@kumc.edu for scheduling.

For advising on the Lawrence campus, please contact Robin Merritt at the KU Undergraduate Advising Center or visit third floor Summerfield Hall.

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