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HIM practitioners are a critical component of the electronic health record (EHR) workforce.

Accreditation and Student Outcomes

Logo of CAHIIMThe Health Information Management accreditor of the University of Kansas Medical Center is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College's accreditation for baccalaureate degree in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2029. All inquiries about the program's accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at 312.235.3255 or by email at

Documents relating to accreditation status are available at the department office by request. Information for students.

Student Achievement and Outcomes Data

The following data is from the 2021-2022 academic year.

  • Program graduation rate: 95.2% of students who entered the program graduated.
  • Program employment rate: 100% of graduates who sought employment are employed, with most employed prior to or within six months of graduation. (There are two graduates for which their status is unknown at this time.)
  • Graduate school entry: four of the 20 graduates began graduate studies (in disciplines including MHSA, MSHI and J.D.  programs).
  • Program transfer rate: 0% of students who entered the program transferred to another health information management program.
  • Employer satisfaction: 100% of responding employers strongly agree that they would hire a graduate from the KU health information management program again in the future; 66.7% strongly agree and 33.3% agree that graduates from the KU health information management program have the knowledge necessary to perform work they are hired to perform.

Health information management professionals are not required to possess a national registration or state license for employment. Graduates of KU's bachelor's degree program in health information management are eligible to sit for the registered health information administrator certification exam.

KU School of Health Professions

University of Kansas Medical Center
Department of Health Information Management
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Mailstop 2008
Kansas City, KS 66160
913-588-2423 • 711 TTY