WCU Health Information Management Program Ranked #5 in the Nation

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) – A program at William Carey University has been ranked no. 5 nationwide by the Healthcare Management Degree Guide.

The Bachelor of Health Information Management program has earned this achievement, and Director Dr. Jude Haney says the recognition is an incredible reward for the university.

“To be ranked nationally is a great honor. What it does is show the quality of a program that badly needs it. It also gives us some recognition because we are an accredited program and I have placed students statewide. So getting this recognition means a lot because it says 1 we have a quality program and 2 places graduates in the real health care workforce,” Haney said.

The health information program was also evaluated on student-faculty ratio, graduation rate, and net tuition rate.

William Carey’s program has a student-faculty ratio of 15 to 1 and a graduation rate of 47%.

“Once you get that recognition, hospital human resources across the country know what it means. This means that you are proficient in five key areas of healthcare: revenue cycle management, data analytics, privacy and security, information dissemination and important clinical documentation,” said Dr. Haney.

According to Dr. Haney, the future goal of this program is to make people aware that there are other careers in the field of health.

For more information on the WCU Health Information Management program, you can visit www.wmcarey.edu.

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