Health Information Management Degree

ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE DEGREE

Health Information Management 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, financial, and administrative record-keeping requirements of healthcare delivery systems. They 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 an HIM technician.

PROGRAM ACCREDITATION

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The Health Information Management accreditor of Middlesex Community College is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for Associate degree in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2029-2030. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at (312) 235-3255; or by email at info@cahiim.org

Students interested in learning more about program accreditation may visit the CAHIIM website student resources page at https://www.cahiim.org/resources/for-students.


NC-SARA LogoPer Federal Regulation, 34 CFR 668.43-Institutional Information for Disclosure for Licensure Program requires the institution to disclose whether completion of a covered licensure program would be sufficient to meet licensure requirements in a State for that occupation.

  • Disclosure is not applicable to this program.  Professional licensure, certification, and/or education are not state requirements to work in Health Information Management.
  • Our program(s) lead to eligibility for nationally recognized professional certification(s) that are preferred by employers but not required by the state for employment in the field.

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION

Graduates of the Health Information Management degree program are eligible to sit for AHIMA Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT®) certification exam.

A credential provides proof of competency in the field and is often a requirement for Health Information Management positions.

More information about health information careers can be found in the AHIMA Career and Student Center at http://www.ahima.org/careers.

Health Information Management program outcomes for academic year 2019-2020:

Graduation rate definition: The percentage of a school’s first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. 

2020 Graduation Rate for first-time, first-year students: 0%
2020 Graduation Rate for transfer students: 33%. 


Employment rate definition: The percentage of graduates from a program who are employed within a specified time frame (6 months).  Generally, graduates pursuing further education are not included in the total.

2020 Graduates Employment Rate: 100% 


Retention rate definition: The percentage of a school’s first-time, first-year undergraduate students who continue at that school the next year.

Fall 2019-Fall 2020 Retention Rate: 67% 


4-year undergraduate program entry rate/Academic progression rate definitionThe percentage of a school’s graduates who progress to a 4-year undergraduate program upon completion.

2020 Graduates Academic Progression Rate: 50% 

This page updated 2/26/21


Becoming Connecticut State Community College 

A merger of Connecticut’s 12 community colleges is underway. As a part of this merger, modifications will be made to academic programs. Students who do not complete their programs by the end of the Spring 2023 term will be matched with the Connecticut State Community College (CT State) program that most closely aligns with ​the student’s Spring 2023 program and is offered at the current  Middlesex Community College location. The College is committed to students completing their education with a minimum of disruption. Further details can be found and will be updated on the Frequently Asked Questions page: www.ct.edu/ctstate/academics.