The demand for Health Information Management (HIM) professionals has increased due to the government mandates of the implementation of the electronic health record and the edition change for diagnostic and procedure coding to ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS.
Health Information Management professionals are at the cutting edge of healthcare technology. An HIM professional manages all components of the health record through data analytics while assuring the privacy, confidentiality, and the security of the data by meeting all state and federal regulatory and requirements.
Courses in the Program(s) include an introduction in science, technology, finance, and organizational leadership. The well-rounded curriculum will prepare the graduate for the workforce and on toward a successful new career path in diverse healthcare settings to include but not limited to hospitals, physician offices, behavioral health facilities, skilled-nursing facilities, home health organizations, hospice care, and research organizations.
The Health Information Technology Program is a two-year Associate's in Applied Science degree where upon graduating from the Program the student is eligible to sit for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) credentialing exam offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). The Coding Certificate Program is a one-year coding certificate where upon graduation; the student is eligible to sit for the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) also offered by AHIMA. All courses taught in the Coding Certificate Program can be applied toward the Health Information Technology Program should the student desire to continue their education endeavors toward a college degree.
The Health Information Technology Program is accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics and Health Information Management (CAHIIM).