The role of a health information administrator 

HIA professionals work in a growing diversification of settings in addition to the traditional hospital environment. They may be employed as:

  • Clinical data specialist 
  • Patient information coordinator 
  • Data quality manager 
  • Information security manager 
  • Data resource administrator or researcher
  • Decision support specialist


Program

Bachelor of Science in Health Information Administration (BS-HIA)

  • Four-year, 2+2 program
  • Complete two years of core curriculum prerequisites in liberal arts and sciences courses
  • Transfer to Augusta University College of Allied Health Sciences for two years of online or traditional classroom specialty education in health information administration
  • Students begin the program in the fall semester of their junior year


National Exam

Our graduates are eligible to sit for the AHIMA national registration examination. Passing this examination entitles one to use the designation Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) after their name. The RHIA credential is recognized by employers throughout the continuum of health care. Our graduates' first-time pass rates on the Registered Health Information Administration examination is 84 percent, well above the national average of 76 percent.


Accreditation

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For more information about program accreditation, please contact the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education, located at 223 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 2150, Chicago, Ill., 60601. www.cahiim.org 

 


 

Contact Us

user icon Program Director: Lori H. Prince, MSA, RHIS, CCS
location-arrow icon Health Sciences Campus
map-marker icon 987 St. Sebastian Way EB-1008, Augusta, GA 30904
phone icon 706-721-4650 | fax icon 706-721-6067
envelope icon lprince@augusta.edu