Colleges

About the HIM Profession

The first step in your career planning process is to discover your interests and then match them to careers. If you have an interest in healthcare and information technology, health information management (HIM) may be the right career choice for you. As one of the fastest growing occupations in one of the fastest growing industries, a HIM career places you right where the expanding arena of healthcare meets the cutting edge of technology.

Visit the American Health Information Management Association’s Health Information Careers website!

Colleges & Certifications

Indiana has excellent accredited schools in which you can receive either an associate’s or bachelor’s degree program in health information management.

The American Health Information Management Association accredits HIT and HIA programs and approves Master’s level and coding certificate programs. You can search for programs by program level, institution name, state, or distance learning programs by going to the AHIMA website at college search.

Indiana Colleges:

Bachelor’s Degree – Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA)
IUPUI School of Informatics – HIM Program
IU Northwest – Gray – HIA Program
Indiana Tech – Fort Wayne – HIA Program

Associate’s Degree – Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT)
IU Northwest – HIT Program
Indiana Tech – Fort Wayne – HIT Program
Ivy Tech – Indianapolis & Fort Wayne – HIT Program
National College – Indianapolis – HIT Program
Vincennes University – HIT Program

When you have finished your HIM training, the next step is to successfully complete a certification exam. Earning a credential validates your competence as an HIM professional to employers and the public. In addition to the RHIA and RHIT credentials, AHIMA offers numerous certifications:

  • Certified Coding Associate (CCA)
  • Certified Coding Specialist (CCS)
  • Certified Coding Specialist-Physician-based (CCS-P)
  • Certified Healthcare Technology Specialist (CHTS)
  • Certified in Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDIP)
  • Certified in Healthcare Privacy and Security (CHPS)
  • Certified in Healthcare Data Analytics (CHDA)

Details of these certifications can be found in the Certification section of AHIMA’s website.

Programs

Health Information Management (HIM) Programs

IUPUI School of Informatics
Lisa DesNoyers, M.P.H., RHIA 
Program Director, Health Information Management
Walker Plaza, Room 370A
719 Indiana Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46202
(317) 278-8592

IU NORTHWEST
Linda Galocy, MS, RHIA 
Program Chair and Clinical Assistant Professor
3400 Broadway
Gary, IN 46408
(219) 980-6925

Indiana Tech
Bonnie Wilkins 
Director of Health Information Management
1600 E. Washington Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46803
(260) 422-5561 x2541

Health Information Technology (HIT) Programs

IU Northwest
Linda Galocy, MS, RHIA 
Program Chair and Clinical Assistant Professor
3400 Broadway
Gary, IN 46408
(219) 980-6925

Indiana Tech
Bonnie Wilkins 
Director of Health Information Management
1600 E. Washington Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46803
(260) 422-5561 x2541

Ivy Tech Community College – Fort Wayne
Heather J Copen, RHIA, CCS-P 
Program Chair
3701 Dean Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46835
(260) 480-4152

Ivy Tech Community College – Central Indiana
Sarah Sallee, RHIT 
Program Chair/Faculty
Health Information Technology
9301 East 59th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46216
(317) 917-7166

National College
Linda Burcham 
Director of Health Information Technology
6060 Castleway West Dr.
Indianapolis, IN 46250
(317) 578-7353 x121

Vincennes University
Janet Thomas, MS, RHIT, CCS 
Chairperson, Health Information Management Program
Health Occupations Building
1002 North First St
Vincennes, IN 47591
(812) 888-4408