Award: Associate in Applied Science Degree
Program Location: Online
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.
Prior to acceptance into the program, students must complete English Level I, Critical Thinking/Creativity & Social/Cultural Awareness, and Professionalism/Life Skills & Information Literacy general education requirements.
General Education: 22.5
Major Requirements: 60.5
Other Requirements: 21.0-21.5
Total credit hours required: 104 - 104.5
The following General Education courses are recommended for Health Data & Information Management (HDIAS): Quantitative/Numeracy Skills: MATH 1315