Health information managers are experts in processing and reporting information and important members of the health care team.
What can I do in health information management?
Health information managers apply the science of information to the collection, storage, use and transmission of information to meet the legal, professional, ethical and administrative records-keeping requirements of health care. This means they often serve in bridge roles, connecting clinical, operational and administrative functions. Having a skilled health information manager on staff ensures an organization has the right information on hand when and where it is needed while maintaining the highest standards of data integrity, confidentiality and security.
What characteristics and skills do I need to work in this field?
Health information managers should have an aptitude for science but also enjoy management and working with computers. The ability to work with different professionals like physicians, nurses, lawyers and administrators is a plus.
Where can I work?
Health information managers work in hospitals, physician offices, insurance companies, government agencies, pharmaceutical companies, long-term care facilities, public health settings, consulting firms, computer system design firms and many more. According to the Department of Labor, employment opportunities for health information managers continue to grow much faster than the average for all occupations, with a variety of companies actively recruiting these managers.
What does Trident Technical College offer?
A career in health information management begins with completion of a program in coding or health information management.
The associate degree Health Information Management program is in Candidacy Status, pending accreditation review by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).