Health Information Management Technology
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, and research.
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.
Programs and Certificates
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 standards.
Program Statistics and Outcomes
HIMT Degree Graduates (2016-2017): 25
Medical Coding Certificate Completers (2016-2017): 27
Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) Certification Exam Pass Rates
- 2018 Report: Pending
- 2017 Report: CSCC 80% (20/25), National Pass Rate: 68%
- 2016 Report: CSCC 88% (14/16), National Pass Rate: 70%
College Credit Plus (CCP): Through CCP, students in high school can take the following HIMT courses and earn college credit that will be on their Columbus State Transcript.
- HIMT 1111-Introduction to Health Information Management (2 credit hours)
- HIMT 1121-Advanced Medical Terminology (2 credit hours)
- HIMT 1133-Legal Aspects of Health Information (2 credit hours)
- HIMT 1274-Introduction to Medical Coding and Reimbursement (2 credit hours)
Participating high schools in the HIMT College Credit Plus offerings include:
- Canal Winchester
- Southwestern Career Academy
- Westerville Central
- Westerville North
- Westerville South
- Columbus State Community College does not guarantee job placement for graduates.
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