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HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY

Health information management is a combination of business, science and information technology.

This program might be for you if you:

  • Want to work in the health care field but rather work behind a computer.
  • Do not want to be involved in taking care of patients.
  • Would rather work with nurses and other health professionals.
  • Want a Monday-Friday job with typically nights, weekends and holidays off.

What you'll learn to do: 

  • Medical coding - Assign codes to patient charts
  • Medical records and electronic health records - Use health technology to assign codes using encoder software
  • Healthcare data analysis - Apply knowledge about the revenue cycle that is used in the health industry and by health insurance agencies
  • And more

 

Accreditation

The health information management technology (HIMT) program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

CAHIIM

Critera Result
5 year average pass rate on the national certification examination in health information management technology90%
5 year average job placement rate91%
Transfer of credit rate100%
2017 pace rate89%
2018 job placement89%
 
Program Goal

Lakeland's graduates will successfully demonstrate the HIMT entry-level competencies.

Testing

Registered health information technicians (RHIT) must pass a written examination offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). To take the examination, a person must graduate from a two-year associate degree program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).


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