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The Health Information Management, AAS 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 policies and procedures for compliance with legal and regulatory requirements relating to healthcare information.
  2. Apply knowledge of anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, pathophysiology, and pharmacology to the classification of diagnoses and procedural standards to meet research and reimbursement methodologies.
  3. Manage health data to identify trends that will impact overall quality, safety, and effectiveness of the healthcare system.
  4. Evaluate health documentation to validate compliance, reporting requirements, and revenue cycle processes.
  5. Incorporate technology to facilitate advancement of electronic health information management through integration and display of health data.
  6. Utilize leadership principles and ethical standards to manage health information decisions, policies, and strategies.

 


The Associate Degree Health Information Management Program is in Candidacy Status, pending accreditation review by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).