Health Information Management Degree
THE INFORMATION ON THIS WEBPAGE IS SPECIFIC TO AN ASSOCIATE’S DEGREE IN HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT.  THERE IS ALSO A NEW HIM CERTIFICATE FOR CODING SPECIALISTS, WHICH IS 30 CREDITS AND CAN BE COMPLETED IN 3 SEMESTERS.

ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE DEGREE

The Health Information Management (HIM) program provides an understanding of the many aspects of the emerging field of healthcare technology and information management. HIM professionals are involved in the design, collection, storage, utilization, and transmission of data required to meet the professional, legal, and administrative record-keeping requirements of healthcare delivery systems. They also work with clinical, financial, epidemiological, administrative, and coded healthcare and insurance data. This associate’s degree program will provide students the skills necessary to enter the job market as a HIM technician. This curriculum provides the foundation of a baccalaureate HIM degree and students may choose to transfer to a four-year college, or pursue employment in the field. Health Information Management Degree

The Health Information Management degree program offers students a diverse curriculum that provides an understanding of the many aspects of the emerging field of healthcare technology and information management. Information technology is an integral part of the medical world, and health information management is a growing field which has experienced expansion in recent years with the transition in healthcare from traditional practices using paper to highly efficient electronic record-keeping. HIM professionals are involved in the design, collection, storage, utilization, and transmission of data required to meet the professional, legal, and administrative record-keeping requirements of healthcare delivery systems. They also work with clinical, financial, epidemiological, administrative, and coded healthcare and insurance data.

The Health Information Management (HIM)  associates degree program will prepare graduates for immediate entry into the workplace and also provide a fully articulated pathway to the baccalaureate program at Charter Oak State College. Students will gain the skills necessary to enter the job market as an HIM technician.

This page updated 8/29/18