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Health Information Management

Health Information Management Program

Health Information Management (HIM) is the practice of acquiring, analyzing, and protecting digital and traditional medical information vital to providing quality patient care. Health information management professionals work in a variety of different settings and job titles. They often serve in bridge roles, connecting clinical, operational, and administrative functions. These professionals affect the quality of patient information and patient care at every touch point in the healthcare delivery cycle. Having skilled HIM professionals on staff ensures an organization has the right information on hand when and where it is needed while maintaining the highest standards of data integrity, confidentiality, and security.

The associate of applied science degree program provides students with an opportunity to sit for the RHIT and/or CCS or CCA national accreditation exams. Students take lecture and lab courses, as well as clinical courses in affiliated hospital and other health care health information departments in the metropolitan area. Students are able to seek employment during the day, since courses are offered in the evening and online.

 A career in Health Information Management is right for you if you:

  • See yourself in a career that offers diverse opportunities
  • Would like to work in health care, but not directly with patients
  • Have an aptitude for science, but also like management, law, and computers
  • Enjoy working with professionals such as physicians, nurses, lawyers, administrators, and executives
  • Want a career where you can choose to work on your own, with others, or some of both

Health Information Management Degree and Certificate

Learn more about program outcomes, required courses, transfer opportunities, and career information.

Associate of Applied Science

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MC's HIM Program is Accredited
The HIM associate's degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Students successfully completing the Health Information Management Program are eligible to take the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) exam offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Medical Coder/Biller/Abstractor Certificate Program and Health Information Management Program students are eligible to take the Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) or Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exams offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).