Health Information Management (HIM) professionals work with physicians, and nurses to ensure patient health information is documented accurately and securely. They also manage key aspects of health information reporting and protection of patient information.
Health Information Management (Associate of Applied Science) Mission Statement
The Health Information Management program at Concorde Career College provides students with theoretical knowledge, technical skills, and professional attributes necessary to obtain entry-level positions in Health Information Management. The program provides graduates with knowledge and skills to be self-directed learners with critical thinking and problem-solving abilities, as well as proficiency in communication and interpersonal working relationships. The program prepares students to successfully complete the Registered Health Information Technical credentialing exam.
Health Information Management courses include general education courses covering mathematics, written, verbal and nonverbal communications; interpersonal skills; critical thinking; the sciences; and the humanities. Learning objectives include achievement of theoretical knowledge and practical skills in Electronic Health Record concepts, privacy, and security of health information, anatomy and physiology for ICD-10 coding, management coding practice, effective communication and leadership skills. Students will obtain the skills to prepare, analyze, manage, and preserve medical records needed by the patients, hospitals, and insurance companies.
Health Information Technicians organize and manage health information data. Students with a degree in health information management may find entry-level employment as Health Data Analyst, Insurance Claims Analyst, Records Technician, Clinical Coding Specialist, and Patient Information Coordinator in hospitals, doctor offices, insurance companies, clinics, and other medical facilities. Find out more about what a career as a health information technician looks like.
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