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Health Information Management

Associate Degree

Health Information Management $0 Tuition

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*Effective Fall 2024, the Health Information Management Program will start a new class of students, and applications are now being accepted.

If you are interested in another Health Sciences program, please contact the Program Coordinator of the program of interest (View the Health Sciences Faculty/Staff Directory).

The health information management professional focuses on the availability and quality of the organization’s health care data and the management of that information for payment and data analysis to improve patient care, patient safety and business operations.

What can I do in health information management?

The roles in health information management are diverse and cross both the private and government health sectors. They include jobs managing computer systems, privacy and security, medical coding and billing, medical offices, hospital and health system administration, and data reporting.

What characteristics and skills do I need to work in this field?

Health information professionals should have an aptitude for health sciences and working with computers. Many roles are also a good fit for those who enjoy working in a team environment, managing projects, and problem-solving. The ability to work well with other professionals like physicians, nurses, attorneys, and administrators is a plus. In addition, you can have the opportunity to work with patients in patient financial services or in a physician's office role where you can be part of the day-to-day workflow with patients.

Where can I work?

Health information professionals work in hospitals, physician offices, insurance companies, government agencies, pharmaceutical companies, long-term care facilities, public health settings, consulting firms, computer system design firms, legal offices, and many more. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment opportunities for health information professionals continue to grow much faster than the average for all occupations, with a variety of companies actively recruiting these professionals. The demand for health services is expected to increase as the population ages and technology expands.

What does Trident Technical College offer?

Trident Technical College offers a five-term, Health Information Management program online with live online class sessions and 24/7 access to the courses. These courses prepare students with the academic knowledge base and technical skills for a rewarding health care career in this growing industry. Graduates of the program are eligible and strongly encouraged, to take national certification exams. Preparation for several various national exams is embedded in your coursework.

Health Information Management graduates are prepared to sit for AHIMA’s Certified Coding Associate (CCA), Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) and/or Certified Coding Specialist-physician based (CCS-P) credentials. Students may also sit for certain credentials offered by the AAPC including the Certified Professional Coder (CPC).

Accreditation

The Health Information Management accreditor of Trident Technical College is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The college’s accreditation for Health Information Management Associate in Applied Science has been reaffirmed through 2028. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at (312) 235-3255; or by email at info@cahiim.org.

Please note that as of Jan. 1, 2025, the Health Information Management program will no longer be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). However, the program will continue to operate as a non-accredited program. It's important to understand that this change does not impact the awarding of the Health Information Management Associate in Applied Science Degree, nor does it limit employment opportunities for graduates.