May 07, 2021  
2021-22 Academic Catalog 
    
2021-22 Academic Catalog

Health Information Management, AAS


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Through didactic instruction, simulated experiences, and internship placements, graduates of LFCC’s Health Information Management degree will have a working knowledge of healthcare data content, data structure and standards, information protection, including access, disclosure, archiving, privacy and security, health information technologies, revenue management, compliance (with state and federal regulations and common accreditation standards), and leadership concepts. They will have sufficient knowledge of the electronic storage, retrieval, and use of health information to ensure the efficient and effective flow of health information throughout the continuum of care, to support reimbursement, and for use in health research.  

In addition, they will be able to effectively communicate, in writing and verbally, information related to the research, planning, provision, and evaluation of everyday operations in all aspects of health care services.  

Students gain skills that will allow them to effectively manage the operations, workflow, and staff of health information and related departments. This program is beneficial to individuals who are seeking career advancement and eligibility to take the national certifying examination - Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) and/or a certified coding credential.  

Occupational objectives upon completion of this program include: Health Information (Medical Records) Assistant/Technician, Medical Coder, Coding Manager/Supervisor, Health Information Supervisor/Office Manager, Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist, Privacy 
Officer/Assistant, Health Data Analyst, Cancer or Trauma Registrar,  Healthcare Data Analyst, Data Quality Manager, or Department/Office Supervisor.  

ACCREDITATION: The Health Information Management (HIM) associate degree is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Program Curriculum


Program Total: 64 Credits


1 BIO 141 /BIO 142  Human Anatomy and Physiology I/II may be substituted for BIO 145 .
2 Course MUST be taken in the first semester. May also take SDV 100 .
3 Prerequisite: ITE 115  strongly recommended before HIM 130 .
4 Prerequisite: Instructor permission required; all HIM core courses must be successfully completed with a grade of “C” or better prior to coordinated internship. Most sites require a criminal background check, flu-shot, and proof of immunizations. All associated fees are the responsibility of the student.

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