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2024-2025 Catalog 
2024-2025 Catalog

Health Data and Information Management (HDIAS)

Location(s): Online

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Award: Associate in Applied Science Degree
Academic Focus Area: Health Professions

Graduates of the Health Data and Information Management (HDIM) program are prepared to work in health information management (HIM) in organizations that create, manage, and utilize health information. Their roles range from clinical coder, data analyst, and cancer registrar to electronic health record specialist. The program combines online instruction, online practical activities, and an in-person practicum experience to prepare students for entry-level employment in the health information management field. Graduates are prepared to pursue a bachelor’s degree at an accredited health information management college or university.

The HDIM program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Graduates are eligible to take the national Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) exam.

Important Program Notes:


Graduation Requirements
To earn this degree, a student must complete all required courses.
Total credit hours required: 97.0


Recommended Curriculum Plan


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Other Program Requirements - 13.5 credits

Associate in Applied Sciences General Education Requirements (23.0 credit hours)

The following are General Education requirements for Health Data and Information Management AAS degree. Students may not use the same course to satisfy more than one degree requirement.


1 Course     4.5 credit hrs.

Select English Level 1 course from the list of Communication General Education courses in the current course catalog.


Critical Thinking/Creativity & Social/Cultural Awareness

1 Course     4.5 credit hrs.

Select 1course from the list of Humanities or Social Sciences General Education course options in the current course catalog. 


Professionalism/Life Skills & Information Literacy

Recommended Curriculum Plan

Health Data and Information Management (HDIAS)

The following plan is designed to be the most direct path to degree completion and is based on a fall or spring quarter start. Students are expected to meet with their student success navigator or advisor to plan a customized course schedule that meets their specific needs. For more information or assistance with registering, please call 531-622-2400. 

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand the functions of the health information professional and department in healthcare environments.
  2. Successfully apply principles and applications of diagnostic and procedural coding and grouping.
  3. Apply the principles of health law, privacy and ethics with regards release of healthcare information.
  4. Understand the methods to collect, access and retrieve and retain healthcare data and medical records.
  5. Understand and apply statistics related to healthcare.
  6. Understand and apply the functions of data management including creating a data dictionary, creating a data base and retrieving and evaluating reports from the data.
  7.  Apply the principles of revenue cycle management to compare different insurance payors and how they reimburse healthcare claims.

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