Health Information Management Technology

 

Information about this exciting field:

Today’s medical offices, hospitals, clinics, outpatient therapy facilities, surgical centers, pharmacies, and other specialized health care facilities employ technology to lower health care costs, reduce medical errors, decrease paperwork, increase administrative efficiencies, and enhance patient privacy and security.  As such, it’s increasingly important for all facets of the health care industry to employ trained workers who can skillfully assemble, maintain, and electronically transmit, receive, and handle vital patient information quickly, expertly, and in a timely manner.  Patients and health care providers all benefit when medical records are easily and accurately shared.

Is this program for me?

The Health Information Management Technology program is designed to prepare students to arrange, assemble, and electronically manage patients’ health information involving medical histories, symptoms, examination results, diagnostic tests, treatment methods, and other health-related services. Health Information Management Technicians organize and manage health information data by ensuring its quality, accuracy, accessibility, and security. The Health Information Management Technology student is awarded an Associate of Applied Science degree in Health Information Management Technology (HIMT) upon successful completion of this dynamic program of study.

Here are some qualities and skills exhibited by successful Health Information Management Technology graduates:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Teamwork
  • Understanding of anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology
  • Detail oriented
  • Clear communication
  • Precise documentation
  • Strict adherence to privacy, security, and patient confidentiality

Where might I find a job?

Health Information Management Technology graduates may find employment in a wide variety of health care settings:  hospitals, clinics, physicians’ offices, surgery centers,  and specialized medical facilities.

Accreditation

The Health Information Management Technology (HIMT) associate degree program is in Candidacy Status, pending accreditation review by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Salary Information

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Program Length

Health Information Management Technology occupational courses will be completed in four (4) semesters.

Program Specifics

Academic Advisement

Students should contact a Health Sciences Advisor with questions about admission criteria or to schedule an advisement appointment.

Campus Locations

Program prerequisite courses are offered at multiple campuses and online.  Health Information Management Technology occupational courses are offered at the North Metro Campus.

Program Director

Jenny Pollock, BS, RHIA

Degree

Health Information Management Technology Degree

 

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