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Regents approve bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management

The WKU Board of Regents on Friday (April 27) approved a bachelor’s degree in Health Information Management.

The new program is designed to prepare graduates with skills in health data management, information policy, computer information systems administration and administrative and clinical work flow. Graduates will be able to take the Registered Health Information Administrator exam.

Bureau of Labor statistics predict a 16 percent growth in employment for medical and health services managers from 2008 to 2018.

In other business, the Board:

  • Approved an online graduate certificate in Facility and Event Management
  • Approved an undergraduate minor in Leadership Studies
  • Approved emeritus faculty status to Dr. David Harman (Chemistry), Dr. Lowell Shank (Chemistry) and Elizabeth Volkman (Music).

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