Health information management represents a continuum of practice concerned with health-related information and the management of systems to collect, store, process, retrieve, analyze, disseminate, and communicate information in a medical entity. Hospitals, clinics, nursing facilities, health insurance companies, and government agencies are potential employers in both paper-based and computer-based patient record environments.
If you graduate with an associate of applied science degree in HIMS, you will be eligible to take the national qualifying examination required for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT).
As an HIMS professional, you will hold many diverse roles, while sharing a common purpose: providing reliable and valid information that drives the healthcare industry. You will be a specialist in administering information systems, managing medical records, and coding information for reimbursement and research. HIMS professionals can expect to be in high demand as the health sector expands throughout this century. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics cites health information technology as one of the 20 fastest growing occupations in the US.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the average salary for medical records and health information positions in Nebraska is $30,950.
You have one option available when enrolling in this program of study.
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