The Program in Health Informatics and
Information Management at UCF is an upper-division, limited-access
professional curriculum leading to a bachelor of science. The
professional phase of the program emphasizes health information
management, business organization and management, health-care
finance, computer applications in health care, systems analysis,
pathophysiology, pharmacology, medical coding, and medicolegal
aspects of health records.
The curriculum is designed to present a correlation between
classroom theory and practical experience. Students gain practical
experience under supervision in health-care settings throughout the
state of Florida. The summer term of the senior year consists of a
management affiliation for five weeks in a health-care facility.
After the management affiliation, the students return to campus for
completion of course requirements.
Graduates are eligible to apply to write the National Registration
Examination administered by the American Health Information
Management Association to qualify as a Registered Health
Information Administrator (RHIA).
Enrollment in the program is restricted due to the student
demand for admission to the major, limited clinical sites and
IMPORTANT: Please note that acceptance to the university does
not constitute admission to the upper-division, limited-access
health information management program. Students must file a
separate application to the program prior to March 1 of the year
admission is sought.
The official program of study for the Bachelor of Science in
Health Informatics and Information Management is available online
in the UCF
The health informatics and information management B.S. degree
program at the University of Central Florida is accredited by the
Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics
and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). CAHIIM is the
accrediting organization for degree-granting programs in health
informatics and information management. CAHIIM serves the public
interest by establishing quality standards for the educational
preparation of future health information management professionals.
When a program is accredited by CAHIIM, it means that it has
voluntarily undergone a rigorous review process and has been
determined to meet or exceed the accreditation standards.
Graduates' pass rate on the Registered Health Information
Administrator (RHIA) exam consistently exceeds the national
100 percent of the graduates from the UCF HIIM program who
exercised the early test option in 2013 and 2014 passed the RHIA
All HIIM students gain practical experience through unpaid
Professional Practice Experiences Classes and a five-week
management affiliation in health-care facilities that are geared
toward their career aspirations. Many UCF HIIM students are in high
demand at local hospitals, and they work part time during the last
two years of the program in local health-care facilities.
HIIM students Melissa Bultema (top) and
Karyn Meekins (bottom) are the 2014
recipients of the Carol Barr Scholarship. They appears here at the
college's annual Scholarship Awards Dinner with
(left) college Dean Michael Frumkin.
HIIM students Kaley Schnitker (top) and
Patricia Sy (bottom) are also the 2014
recipients of the Betty W. Kernodle Memorial Scholarship. They both
college Dean Michael Frumkin (left).