HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT & TECHNOLOGY

Program Description

If you are interested in the healthcare industry and information technology the Health Information Management & Technology (HIMT) is the right choice. When studying health information, students will acquire a versatile yet focused skill set incorporating electronic health record (EHR) data management, data analytics, information integrity, data quality, workflow re-design and medical coding and billing.

Health Information professionals use their knowledge of healthcare, information technology, and data management to form the link between clinicians, administrators, and information technology professionals, all "behind the scenes" of direct patient care.

The HIMT Program's curriculum focusses on:

  • Healthcare Compliance: regulatory, medical coding, fraud surveillance, clinical documentation improvement
  • Revenue Management: fee and revenue cycle
  • Data Use and Analytics: analytics and decision support, statistics, consumer information, data quality & integrity
  • Information Governance: EHR data management & Health Information Protection: access, disclosure, archival & privacy & security

At CVTC you will experience this career through classroom discussions, hands-on classroom/lab activities, and professional practice experiences.

The HIMT program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Graduates from this program are eligible to take the national certification examination offered by AHIMA to become a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT). These are credentials required by employers for most positions in this field.

Just the Facts

Health Information Management & Technology
66 Credit Associate Degree

Length of Program:
Two Years

Delivery Method:
MyChoice

Program Location:
Eau Claire

Start Dates:
August

Financial Aid Eligible: Yes

Program Outcomes

Non-Traditional Occupation

Accreditation Information

Bloodborne Pathogens
Students in this program should be aware of the risks associated with bloodborne pathogens. Learn more.

Estimated Program Cost

Total Tuition, Fees & Books: $12,098

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How To Enroll

Enrolling at CVTC is easy! You will need to complete an online application and entrance requirements. If you are ready to apply now, click here.

Get more detailed information and specific program requirements.

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72%
Get a Job

72% of our Health Information Management & Technology graduates get a job in the industry.

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$33K
Make More Money

Our recent Health Information Management & Technology graduates reported an average starting salary of $33,109.

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80%
Degrees in Demand

The U.S. Department of Labor projects 80% of the jobs created in the next decade will require education beyond high school.

Courses

These are a few of the courses you will take in the Health Information Management & Technology program. For more detailed course info click here.

  • Healthcare IT
    Learners will explore the use of technology in healthcare, including common business software applications, healthcare databases, administrative and clinical information systems, and the electronic health record (EHR).
  • Health Quality Management
    Explores the programs and processes used to manage and improve healthcare quality. Addresses regulatory requirements as related to performance measurement, assessment, and improvement, required monitoring activities, risk management and patient safety, utilization management, and medical staff credentialing.
  • Applied HIM Technology
    Learners will apply changes in healthcare legislation, healthcare regulatory requirements, and computer technology to the collection, storage, retrieval, analysis, reporting, and management of healthcare data.

Transfer Credits

Once you’ve completed your associate degree at CVTC, if you are interested in pursuing further education, we have agreements with several institutions. To view a list of CVTC’s transfer agreements, click here.

Careers

  • Billing Clerk
  • Certified Coding Specialist
  • eHIM Specialist
  • Medical Coder
  • Medical Records Coordinator

Related Offerings

Career Outlook

According to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development and Bureau of Workforce Information, a 9% growth is projected in health information management and technology positions in CVTC’s 11-county area by 2016.

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