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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

Program Outcomes
Rate Criteria
93%RHIT pass rate 2019
90%Five year pass rate
78%Job placement rate 2019
87%Five year job placement rate
100%Transfer credit rate

 

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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