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. They collect, analyze, manage, and protect medical information necessary to providing quality patient care. 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 Will I Learn?
The Health Information Management Technology program at JJC program is designed to teach students the workflow and health information management technology applications utilized in various healthcare provider organizations from large hospital systems to the private physician practice. Students will learn the skills needed to perform daily operations management of health information and electronic health records to ensure that a patient’s health information and records are complete, accurate, coded appropriately and protected.
The program provides students both lecture and hands-on (professional practice) experience.
What Degree Will I Receive?
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, hospitals, clinics, private physician practices, long-term care facilities, law firms, consulting firms, government agencies, insurance companies, healthcare IS/IT vendors, pharmaceutical companies, and other environments.