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Health Information Management Degree Program (HIM)

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Admission Requirements

The Health Information Management program recognizes the essential experience and prior learning of healthcare professionals. 

To promote student advancement, admission to the program may be gained via one of the four pathways below:

  1. Candidate holds a current Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT®) credential from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
  2. Candidate received an Associate's degree from a CAHIIM-accredited program within the last five (5) calendar years; if the degree was completed more than five years ago, a résumé may be submitted to verify current HIM core competencies.
  3. Candidate has completed 24 semester hours of technical credit in Medical Terminology, Anatomy & Physiology, Pathophysiology (Study of Human Disease), Pharmacotherapy (Pharmacology), Clinical Classification Systems, and Reimbursement Methodologies, at an accredited institution. The 24 semester hours of technical credit were completed within the last five (5) years, or have been updated through sufficient practical experience.
  4. Candidate may combine one or more of the following:
  • Completion of fewer than 24 semester hours from the technical credit categories listed above, from an accredited institution, and/or relevant professional equivalency exams, and/or,
  • Current healthcare credentials, to be reviewed by the HIM Program Chair, and/or,
  • Demonstrated passing scores on Franklin University HIM proficiency exams.

In addition, all candidates must sign and return the Acknowledgment of Receipt of the Professional Practice Experience (PPE) Handbook form in order to complete the admission process. 

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