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Health Information Management

Median Pay for Health Information Technicians
Increase in Health Information Technician Positions by 2024
Semesters until Graduation

Health Information Management

Health Information Management

Key Program Features: Real-world experience, small class sizes, hands-on learning, professional opportunities, and an engaging faculty.

The Medical Records/Health Information Management program will prepare you for an exciting career as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT). A Registered Health Information Technician is skilled in health information management systems and procedures, has completed an academic program and has satisfactorily passed a national certification exam. A RHIT uses computer applications to assemble, analyze, abstract medical records and they often specialize in coding diagnoses and procedures for reimbursement and research.

Registered Health Information Technicians may also perform data retrieval for quality assurance activities, transcribe medical reports and medical staff committee meeting minutes, protect confidential patient information and assist physicians and other health care personnel with appropriate medical record documentation practices. 

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The following outcomes are skills, behaviors, and attitudes cultivated in students seeking the Associate of Applied Science in Medical Records/Health Information Management:

  • Applies codes accurately using current and appropriate technology;
  • Exhibits skills that promote quality improvement;
  • Exhibits skills to insure the security of Personal Health Information (PHI);
  • Utilizes current technology efficiently to manage and interpret data; and
  • Utilizes guidelines and regulations to ensure compliance with internal and external policies.

 

Additional Outcomes

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Hocking College

2017 - 2018 Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Managemen

Total Credit Hours:
62.0

Estimated Course Fees:
$3,307.00

Class Hours: 47.0
Lab Hours: 36.0

Total Credit Hours:
62.0

Estimated Course Fees:
$3,307.00

Class Hours: 47.0
Lab Hours: 36.0

 

Hocking College Reserves the right to modify curricular requirements, to change course content, and change course fees at any time.

  COURSE NO. FIRST SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  HIM-1100 Health Records and Procedures I 2.00 3.00 3.00 $100.00
  HIM-1112 HIM Legal Aspects 2.00 0.00 2.00 $60.00
  HLTH-1101 Medical Terminology 2.00 0.00 2.00 $20.00
  BIOS-1113 Anatomy and Physiology I 3.00 2.00 4.00 $170.00
  GS-1000 HC Cornerstone 1.00 0.00 1.00 $80.00
  MICS-1141 Introduction to Word & Excel 0.00 2.00 1.00 $70.00
  ENGL-1510 English Composition I 4.00 0.00 4.00 $50.00
    Totals 14.00 7.00 17.00 $550.00

  COURSE NO. SECOND SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  HIM-1121 Health Records and Procedures II 2.00 2.00 2.00 $100.00
  BIOS-1114 Anatomy and Physiology II 3.00 2.00 4.00 $170.00
  PSYC-1101 General Psychology 3.00 0.00 3.00 $15.00
  HIM-1120 Classification Systems I 2.00 3.00 3.00 $150.00
  MATH-1103 Applied Mathematics 2.00 2.00 3.00 $182.00
    Totals 12.00 9.00 15.00 $617.00

  COURSE NO. THIRD SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  HIM-2203 Classifications II 2.00 3.00 3.00 $150.00
  HIM-2215 Under/Interp E-Health Record 1.00 4.00 3.00 $125.00
  HIM-2210 Healthcare Reimbursement 2.00 3.00 3.00 $110.00
  BIOS-2135 Human Diseases 3.00 0.00 3.00 $10.00
  ENGL-1104 Job Search Techniques 1.00 0.00 1.00 $15.00
  MICS-1142 Microsoft Access 2.00 2.00 3.00 $120.00
    Totals 11.00 12.00 16.00 $530.00
  COURSE NO. FOURTH SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  HIM-2222 Classification III 2.00 3.00 3.00 $185.00
  HIM-2220 Financial & Resource Management 2.00 3.00 3.00 $60.00
  HIM-2221 Capstone Computer Applications 1.00 2.00 2.00 $275.00
  HIM-2200 Health Statistics & Quality Management 3.00 0.00 3.00 $50.00
  COMM-1130 Speech 3.00 0.00 3.00 $40.00
    Totals 11.00 8.00 14.00 $610.00

FIRST SEMESTER
Course Hours: 14.00 Lab Hours: 7.00 Cost: $550.00

SECOND SEMESTER
Course Hours: 12.00 Lab Hours: 9.00 Cost: $617.00

THIRD SEMESTER
Course Hours: 11.00 Lab Hours: 12.00 Cost: $530.00

FOURTH SEMESTER
Course Hours: 11.00 Lab Hours: 8.00 Cost: $610.00

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A Career in Health Information Management Offers a Reliable Future


Health Information ManagementThe demand for health information management graduates continues to increase.

The Medical Records/Health Information Management program prepares you for positions ranked by health care facilities as among the five positions in greatest demand.

Technicians are employed by hospitals, ambulatory care centers, nursing homes, mental health agencies, substance abuse agencies, hospices, consulting firms, insurance companies, large physician group practices, veterinary hospitals, government facilities, and federal and state prisons.

Health information management technicians may work from home as coders, medical editors, claims analysts, medical billers or independent contractors working as consultants for nursing facilities, large group practices, lawyers and small rural hospitals.

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