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Health Information Technology AAS
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Health Information Technology AAS

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Fast Growing HIM Field
The Bureau of Labor Statistics stated that jobs for the medical record and health information technology field are expected to increase 29% through 2014.

Rewarding Salary Potential
According to The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), the median annual salary for entry level medical records and health information management specialists was $48,000 in 2008.

AHIMA / CAHIIM Accredited Health Information Technology
Your guide to AHIMA / CAHIIM accredited health information technology education.

CAHIIM Accredited Programs
AHIMA Certifications for Health Information

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)

  • The premier association of health information management (HIM) professionals
  • Offers nationally recognized certifications that are respected and often required in the health information and coding industry
  • AHIMA certifications can be very valuable in enhancing job opportunities, career advancement, and salary potential

Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)

  • Emerged from AHIMA to accredit HIM programs in the U.S. and Puerto Rico
  • Accredits associate and baccalaureate degree programs in health information management and master's degree programs in health informatics and health information management

HIM Career Overview

Health Information Technology has been a rapidly growing and promising field in the medical and healthcare industry that requires minimal interaction with patients. The federal government continues its focus on advancing the use of health information technology, fueling the field's excellent career outlook and salary potential. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in health information is expected to grow by 21% between 2010 and 2020, which is much faster than the average of all occupations.

Health Information Technology and Management professionals generally fall into four categories:

In addition to excellent career outlook, these professionals enjoy rewarding salary potential. According to The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), the median annual salary for entry level medical records and health information management specialists was $48,000 in 2008. With professional experience, the middle 50 percent earned $60,000 to $86,000 in 2008. The lowest 10 percent earned under $32,000 while the top 10 percent earned over $200,000. As in all fields, salaries can differ based on education, experience, location, and employer.

Note: In order to sit for AHIMA's RHIT or RHIA national certification exams, candidates must complete CAHIIM accredited HIT or HIM degree programs.

Online Schools - Health Information Technology and Management
Kaplan University Online

Health Information Technology
Associate of Applied Science

CAHIIM Accredited
Qualify for AHIMA's RHIT Certification
Kaplan Commitment Program: Tuition-Free 3-Week Trial*
Program Accepting Only Military Applicants

The CAHIIM accredited Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Technology program blends online coursework with on-ground clinical experiences. The objective of this degree program is to help prepare graduates with the knowledge, technical skills, and work habits required to pursue entry-level positions in the competitive and growing health information management field. Graduates of this program will be eligible to sit for AHIMA's RHIT Certification exam.

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DeVry University Online
U.S. & Canadian Applicants

DeVry University has been ranked among Best Online Bachelor Programs for 2013 by U.S. News & World Report. DeVry University offers students competitive tuition rates and numerous financial aid options, including $45 million in scholarships and grants for the 2012-2013 school year.

Health Information Technology
Associate of Applied Science

CAHIIM Accredited
Qualify for AHIMA's RHIT Certification
Online or Campus Available

DeVry's CAHIIM accredited Health Information Technology program follows a curriculum based on current associate degree entry-level competencies outlined by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Students will have the opportunity to gain professional practice experience through 2 practicum. This HIT program prepares graduates to work with applications systems and manage electronic health information databases. Graduates of the HIT program will be eligible to sit for AHIMA's RHIT Certification exam. This program is available via online or campus.

DeVry is currently accepting applicants from the following regions: Atlanta, Austin, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Jacksonville, Nashville, Orlando, Phoenix, Raleigh, Sacramento, San Antonio, San Diego, VA Beach, DC/Baltimore, New York, New Jersey, Los Angeles.

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Health Information Management
Bachelor of Science

CAHIIM Accredited
Qualify for AHIMA's RHIA Certification
Degree Completion Option Available
Online or Campus Available

This CAHIIM accredited online degree program in Technical Management with a technical specialty in Health Information Management (HIM) provides the experience and knowledge students need to progress in their profession and take the RHIA certification exam. HIM students will learn about healthcare data security and privacy, health information systems, health information financial management, healthcare total quality management and more. Graduates of the HIM program will be eligible to sit for AHIMA's RHIA Certification exam.

DeVry is currently accepting applicants from the following regions: Atlanta, Austin, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Jacksonville, Nashville, Orlando, Phoenix, Raleigh, Sacramento, San Antonio, San Diego, VA Beach, DC/Baltimore, New York, New Jersey, Los Angeles.

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DeVry University also offers:

DeVry University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, www.ncahlc.org. Keller Graduate School of Management is included in this accreditation. In New York, DeVry University operates as DeVry College of New York. DeVry University operates as DeVry Institute of Technology in Calgary, Alberta. DeVry is certified to operate by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. AC0060. DeVry University is authorized for operation by the THEC. www.state.tn.us/thec. Nashville Campus - 3343 Perimeter Hill Dr., Nashville, TN 37211. Program availability varies by location.

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