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Health Information Management

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The Health Information Management Degree Program is a professional program that is designed to lead to an Associate of Applied Science Degree. 

The Lee College curriculum covers coding conventions and principles that allow the learner to sequence codes according to established guidelines and standards, and demonstrate knowledge in reimbursement methodologies. Part of the learning experience includes a clinical. A voluntary certification examination is administered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

This program offers preparation for a technical area of service in hospitals, clinics, and related health facilities. Students are trained in manual and electronic methods of health record management including record assembly, analysis, coding, abstracting, filing, and record maintenance. Part of the learning experience will include working in the Health Information Management Department of a hospital or other health care facility. Mastery of the National Examination furthers job opportunities and increases salary.

Prerequisites for the program include a minimum of 12th-grade reading level as determined by Lee College Placement Testing. A full-time student can complete the program in two years.

This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM). Students are eligible to apply to take the National Examination to become a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT).

CAHIIM-Accredited Program

What will I learn?

Students study anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, basic disease processes, record storage and retrieval, medicolegal aspects, quality improvement, data processing, health record science, hospital statistics, and human resource management.

Part of the learning experience will include working in the Health Information Management Department of a hospital or other health care facility. Mastery of the National Examination furthers job opportunities and increases salary.

What can I do with this course of study?
Degrees and Certificates
Health Information Management (AAS)
Medical Coding - CD1 Certificate of Completion
Data Charts