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Health Information Management

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The Health Information Management A.A.S. degree prepares students for a challenging career path that integrates the disciplines of health, computer technology, and business management.  The graduate is prepared to perform a variety of technical health information management functions,including organizing, analyzing and evaluating health information; generating health data for reimbursement, planning, quality assessment, and research; and coding diseases, surgeries, and other procedures.  Responsibilities also include maintaining and using a variety of health information indices, special registries, and storage and retrieval systems; as well as controlling the release of health information in accordance with legal requirements.

Programs of Study

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  1. Analyze health records, policies, and procedures for compliance with legal and regulatory requirements
  2. Apply knowledge of anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, and pathophysiology to the classification of diagnoses and procedures to meet statistical and reimbursement requirements
  3. Interpret health data to identify trends that will improve overall quality, safety, and effectiveness in the health care institution
  4. Audit health data to validate code assignment and compliance with reporting requirements
  5. Incorporate technology to facilitate workplace transition to an electronic health information management environment
  6. Utilize databases and spreadsheets to consolidate, manipulate, integrate and display health data