Program Details

Help healthcare facilities manage and safeguard patient information and pursue a career path as a health information management technician.
Location:
Tampa, United States
Program Type:
Full Degree
Degree Level:
Associate
Specialty:
Health Informatics

Program Overview

Program Description:

Help healthcare facilities manage and safeguard patient information and pursue a career path as a health information management technician. In Ultimate Medical Academy’s (UMA) online¹ Health Information Management (HIM) program, you can earn an online associate degree in 18 months²Our HIM program curriculum reflects the knowledge that is needed for this field including topics like leadership abilities plus soft skills that will help with potential patient interface. In addition to the program’s online coursework, you’ll also get the opportunity to participate in a 90-hour practicum, applying what you’ve learned to actual workplace experience. Health Information Management technicians help collect, organize and track patient information by managing patients’ electronic health records (EHRs), while maintaining and safeguarding their data privacy.

In this field – projected to grow 8 percent from 2019 to 2029³, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) – becoming a certified registered health information technician (RHIT) may give you an advantage when it’s time to look for a job. A RHIT Certification Prep course and mock test4 are included in the program curriculum preparing you to sit for the certification exam after graduation. The median annual wage for this role was $44,0905 in May 2020, according to BLS. A HIM degree prepares you to pursue a number of entry-level roles such as a medical records technician, a health information technician, a medical records analyst and medical billing specialist. The HIM program curriculum aligns with the evolving needs of this industry and is programmatically accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Additional Program Information

Accreditation:
Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools

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