Health Information Management

Health Information Management (HIM) is a growing field with job opportunities available at medical clinics, hospitals, law enforcement offices and more. With some experience, many professionals can work from home, providing more job opportunities. The HIM Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree or concentration programs have admission, retention and graduation requirements which students must review and understand.

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For more information

Susan Osborne
731-286-3294
osborne@dscc.edu

Rene Stanley
731-286-3214
stanley@dscc.edu

Check your progress

As a current student, you can track your progress towards completion using DSCC's Degree Planning System (DegreeWorks).

Note

The Health Information Management (HIM) program at DSCC is an online program. All HIM courses are offered online, except for the time students will spend in a health care facility for the two professional practices.

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If you want to work in the healthcare field with limited interaction with patients, the Health Information Management (HIM) Program provides you with three great options:

Registered Health Information Management Technician

  • Ensure the quality of medical records
  • Use computer applications to assemble and analyze patient data
  • Specialize in:
    • Coding a patient’s diagnoses and procedures for reimbursement and research
    • OR registering cancer patients by compiling and maintaining relevant data for them

Starting salaries: Registered Health Information Management Technician: $12.40-$17.36 per hour

Degree plan requirements for the Health Information Management concentration by catalog year:
2019-2020, 2018-2019, 2017-2018, 2016-2017, 2015-2016

Electronic HeaLth Record Technician

  • Use software programs to store and retrieve health records
  • Ensure health records are maintained according to relevant laws

Starting salaries: Electronic Heath Record Technician: $8.00-$12.00 per hour

Degree plan requirements for the Electronic Health Certificate by catalog year:
2019-2020, 2018-2019, 2017-2018, 2016-2017, 2015-2016

Medical Coder

  • Code medical records for reimbursement

Starting salaries: Medical Coder: $15.35-$22.25 per hour

Degree plan requirements for the Medical Coding Certificate by catalog year:
2019-2020, 2018-2019, 2017-2018, 2016-2017, 2015-2016

Tuition and fees
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DSCC RHIT Certification Exam Outcomes

Time Period

AHIMA National Mean
Pass Rate

DSCC HIM Program
Pass Rate

DSCC Graduate Survey Satisfaction Rate DSCC Employer Survey Satisfaction Rate
2017-2018 73% 100% 90% 100%
2016-2017

70%

100% 100% 100%

2015-2016

67% 100% 100% 100%

2014-2015

70% 71% 90% 90%

2013-2014

71% 83% - -

2012-2013

76%

86%

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