Technology’s impact on health care through the development and application of information technology is truly on the leading edge of today's health care environment. An innovative work force capable of implementing and using IT communications is critical to the success of health care reform.
At Augusta University, we take a leading role in efforts to improve health care through the use of technology. Through the Department of Clinical and Digital Health Sciences, we offer a bachelor's degree in Health Information Administration (HIA) accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Maintenance of ongoing accreditation by CAHIIM means students can be assured they are enrolled in a quality program that provides them with the necessary knowledge and skills to become successful HIM professionals.
Our Undergraduate Program is offered in a traditional on-campus format on the Health Sciences Campus and in an online format.
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.
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
Lori H. Prince, MSA, RHIS, CCS
Clinical and Digital Health Sciences
College of Allied Health Sciences
987 St. Sebastian Way EB-1008, Augusta, GA 30904