Catalog 2011-2012

Health Information Management

20590 - 67 Credits

(Selective Admission)

This degree program prepares the student for employment as a Health Information Technician (HIT). Responsibilities include coding of diagnoses and procedures; and processing, confidentiality, storage and retrieval of health information. Lectures, activities and student projects focus on medical-legal aspects, quality improvement, health care data analysis, and supervision of health information employees. Students benefit from classroom lecture, computer laboratory preparation, and internship experience in local health care facilities.

Graduates are eligible to take the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) examination. The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) awards the RHIT credential to successful candidates. The Health Information Management program at IRSC is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).