Phillips continued her Columbus State education with a bachelor’s from the U. of Cincinnati.
If you're interested in medicine, business, and the latest in computer technology,
then a career in health information management may be just right for you. The health
information management professional is responsible for maintaining components of health
information systems under the rules of medical, administrative, ethical, legal and
regulatory requirements in the health care delivery system.
In all types of health care facilities, the health information management technician
possesses the technical knowledge and skills necessary to process, maintain, compile
and report health information. This information is used in many ways, including reimbursement,
facility planning, marketing, risk management, utilization management, quality assessment,
Columbus State Community College (CSCC) is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission,
Member – North Central Association (NCA), 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago,
IL 60604-1413, (800) 621-7440, www.ncahlc.org.
The Health Information Management Technology (HIMT) associate’s degree program is
accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information
Management Education (CAHIIM). CAHIIM is the accrediting organization for degree-granting
programs in Health Informatics and Health Information Management (HIM) educational
programs. CAHIIM serves the public interest by establishing quality standards for
the educational preparation of future health information management (HIM) professionals.
When a program is accredited by CAHIIM, it means that it has voluntarily undergone
a rigorous review process and has been determined to meet or exceed the accreditation
Graduates of the CSCC HIMT associate’s degree program are eligible to sit for the
American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Registered Health Information
Management Technician (RHIT) national certification examination. Upon successful completion
of the certification examination, the graduate is awarded the RHIT credential.
Program Outcome on Graduate Satisfaction
- Each year graduates are asked to complete a survey to rate their overall experience
of the HIMT program at CSCC. Results of the 2014-2015 survey indicate 100% agreement
that the program helped graduates acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to enter
the HIM workforce and that their overall academic experience met or exceeded their
Program Outcome on Employer Satisfaction
- Each year employers are requested to complete a survey regarding the CSCC HIMT graduates
they hire. Results of the 2014-2015 survey indicate 100% agreement that our graduates
possess the technical skills and knowledge required to perform the duties they were
hired for in the HIM work environment.