Health Information Management Program

Health Information Management / Healthcare Informatics / Coding Specialist

Health Information Technicians analyze, secure, and maintain patient health information. Other duties include coding diagnoses, processing reimbursements, managing release of information, and protecting patient data privacy. Upon successfully completing RCTC’s online Health Information Technology (HIT) program, you are eligible to take the national exam sponsored by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and earn the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) credential.

Certain degrees in this program are available fully online

Program Options

Health Information Technology AAS

HIM professionals are highly trained in the latest information management technology applications and understand the workflow in any healthcare provider organization from large hospital systems to the private physician practice. They are vital to the daily operations management of health information and electronic health records (EHRs). They ensure a patient’s health information and records are complete, accurate, and protected. HIM professionals also work on the classification of diseases and treatments to ensure they are standardized for clinical, billing, and legal uses in healthcare. 

Health Information Technicians analyze, secure, and maintain patient health information. Other duties include coding diagnoses, processing reimbursements, managing release of information, and protecting patient data privacy. Upon successfully completing RCTC’s online Health Information Technology (HIT) program, you are eligible to take the national exam sponsored by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and earn the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) credential.

Healthcare Informatics Diploma

Health Information Technicians analyze, secure, and maintain patient health information. Other duties include coding diagnoses, processing reimbursements, managing release of information, and protecting patient data privacy. Upon successfully completing RCTC’s online Health Information Technology (HIT) program, you are eligible to take the national exam sponsored by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and earn the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) credential. 

Healthcare Informatics is a multidisciplinary field which involves information technology and the management of health data and information. These professionals assist in the building and enhancement of electronic health record systems for use by healthcare providers and healthcare organizations to improve access to, and utilization of, health information. 

Coding Specialist Diploma

Coding Specialists are specifically trained in the coding of medical/health records. By assigning the proper codes to diagnoses and procedures, accurate financial reimbursement may be made by insurance companies and government agencies. Upon successfully completing RCTC’s online Coding Specialist program, you are eligible to take the national examination sponsored by AAPC and earn the Certified Professional Coder (CPC) credential.

 

 

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Kerry Schad, Program Advisor

SS 143 | kerry.schad@rctc.edu | 507-285-7272

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