Health Information Management
Are you detail-oriented and love the thought of working in healthcare but don’t want to deal with direct patient care? Then Health Information Management is the career field for you.
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Health Information Management Needs You!
The career of Health Information Management (HIM) is projected to be one of the fastest growing occupations in the United States by the Bureau of Labor Statistics with employment rates in this field expected by increase by 18% through 2016.
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What is HIM?
A medical record is created for every patient in an outpatient or inpatient setting. HIM professionals work for organizations that use and manage health information. These professionals have a crucial responsibility in collecting, maintaining and analyzing the health data that healthcare experts rely on to deliver, manage and finance quality healthcare. They are experts in accurately and confidentially managing health information using both automated and manual information systems in many diverse roles. HIM professionals also accurately code diagnoses and procedures for reimbursement and statistical purposes.
Upon successful completion of the Health Information Technology degree program, students will be eligible to sit for a nationally recognized credentialing exam through the American Health Information Management Association called a Certified Coding Associate (CCA) For more information go to:
American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
A second credentialing option for YC students upon successful completion of the Health Information Technology degree program is eligibility to sit for one of the many American Academy of Professional Coders exams. For more information go to:
American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)
Yavapai College's HIM Program
Our Health Information Management Program is a an associate degree plus practicum program.
Class delivery methods are varied and designed to accommodate the many lifestyles and busy schedules of today’s students. Classes are offered in a traditional classroom setting, online, I-TV, hybrid, and in laboratory settings.
Health Information Technology AAS Degree
Medical Records Technician Certificate Requirements
Allied Health Handbook
Completion of Certificate Programs
In order to post completion of a certificate program on a college transcript, students MUST complete an application for graduation. Students should apply at the beginning of their final semester. Contact Student Life for details.