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Health Information Management Services

Health information technicians (or medical record technicians) are professionals skilled in analyzing patient records, reporting patient data for reimbursement and creating disease registries for researchers. Job prospects for this field are very good, with employment expected to grow much faster than average – more than 22 percent through 2022 – according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

As an HIMS professional, you can be a part of a health care team without having direct patient contact. Health information technicians (or medical record technicians) are professionals skilled in analyzing patient records, reporting patient data for reimbursement, and creating disease registries for researchers.

The Hastings Campus Health Information Management Services program is offered entirely online: offers the following options:

  • Health Information Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree
  • Medical Coding Diploma
  • Health Informatics Certificate
  • Health Information Clerk Certificate

Admission to the HIMS program is selective. Applicants are required to have a high school diploma, or equivalent, with at least a C average. The applicant must achieve acceptable ASSET scores or complete recommended skill building/prescriptive work, with at least a C average, prior to enrolling in HIMS courses.  Applicants transferring from another program of study must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0. A personal interview with HIMS faculty is required.

Please see our online catalog for more information about admissions requirements, program requirements and course descriptions.

Accreditation: The HIMS program is accredited by the

Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Student Outcome Information:

Graduate Placement Rate – 92.86%
Certification Exam Pass Rate – 80%
Graduate Satisfaction Rate – 100%
Employer Satisfaction Rate – 100%
*2011 data

Certification: Associate of applied science degree graduates are eligible to take the national qualifying examination required for certification as a registered health information technician. This credential is an important step for graduates to gain employment on a professional level in a variety of settings.

Getting Started

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Written by Jim Strayer   
Last Updated on Friday, 31 October 2014 14:45