Health Information Management (ASCT)
Associate of Science Career/Tech
About This Degree
Estimated Program Length
Are you interested in healthcare but not direct patient care? Do you like using computers? Does the business aspect of healthcare interest you? As a Health Information Management professional, you will be the expert on patient data that doctors, nurses, and other providers rely on to perform their jobs. By collecting, maintaining, and analyzing health information, your work makes an important contribution to the delivery of quality health care.
What is Health Information Management (HIM)
The health information management (HIM) field places you right where the expanding arena of healthcare meets the cutting edge of technology. HIM professionals are the experts on patient data that doctors, nurses, and other providers rely on to perform their jobs. This field of study is sometimes referred to as medical records, but as you can see, the opportunities are far greater! With new healthcare initiatives, hospitals, doctors, and other healthcare facilities need professionals that can understand electronic health information networks and exchanges. HIM professionals code, digitize and create electronic patient records while improving electronic data integrity. Some professionals manage the entire process, check for accuracy and secure the information as required by law.
With a program that has been accredited for more than 30 years, this major offers faculty that is dedicated to your success. All graduates of this program have the qualifications and eligibility to take the nation certification exam to become a Registered Heath Information Technician (RHIT). Another program highlight is that this major offers curriculum that prepares you for employment and education advancement. There are also scholarships available (Foundation Office/application ). At VU, you will receive classroom knowledge and hands-on experience in all areas of the HIM field. These courses to this major can be completed online and on campus.
Applicants, both online and Vincennes campus, must first apply to Vincennes University. Then, applicants will need to complete a secondary application. Information about the secondary application will be sent with your acceptance information for the University.
- Visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics to learn more about where RHITs work, median annual salaries, and job outlook.
The Health Information Management accreditor of Vincennes University is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College's accreditation for Associate degree in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2021. All inquiries about the program's accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at (312) 235-3255; or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here for the CAHIIM website.
For additional information on the Health Information Management profession, including salary information, please visit http://www.ahima.org/
Health Information Management Mission Statement
The mission of the Vincennes University Health Information Management program is to prepare students to be successful, entry level health information management professionals. The program will help students develop attitudes that foster growth in the ever-changing healthcare environment. Health information lecture, course work, laboratory, and field experience reinforce the learning of the competencies necessary to work in a multitude of setting throughout the healthcare industry.
The program has a high satisfaction rate among graduates. The results of our Outcome Assessments as reported in the Annual Program Assessment Report (APAR) include:
- Graduate satisfaction: 95%
- Employer satisfaction: 95%
- Graduate Placement: Above CAHIIM requirement of 80%
- Certification Outcomes: Above National Mean Pass Rate of 80%
- Student Satisfaction: 100%
*These outcomes are from the 2019-2020 academic year*