HIM professionals work in a multitude of settings throughout the healthcare industry, including hospitals, physician offices and clinics, long-term care facilities, insurance companies, government agencies and home-care providers.
HIM professionals manage all patient healthcare records, both computer-based and paper, administer computer information systems, and code the diagnoses and procedures for healthcare services provided to patients.
Health information management technology professionals also ensure data validity and appropriate access to individual healthcare records.
The Associate Degree, Health Information Management Technology Program at JJC is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
Graduates of the HIMT, A.A.S degree program are eligible to take the national Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) examination through the American Health Information Management Association (www.AHIMA.org).
Successfully completing this exam allows the graduate to earn the AHIMA, RHIT (Registered Health Information Technician) credential.
- Number of Graduates for 2017: 45
- FL 2016-SP 2017 Retention Rate: 73%
- RHIT Exam Pass Rate for first time test takers (08/01/2016 to 07/31/2017): 67%
- Graduation satisfaction rate for the graduating class of 2017: 100%
- Employer satisfaction rate for the graduating class of 2017: 100%
What Are My Career Opportunities?
The job outlook for HIM professionals, as predicted by the U.S. Department of Labor 's Bureau of Labor Statistics, will grow much faster than average (15 percent or more) through 2024. Employment opportunities exist for the Health Information Technology professional in any industry that utilizes patient data.
Health Information Technology careers are found in a variety of settings including: healthcare facilities, law firms, consulting firms, government agencies, insurance companies, healthcare IS/IT vendors, pharmaceutical companies, and other environments.