Electronic Health Info Mgmt (eHIM)

Program Overview

Awards/Outcomes Credits Location
Electronic Health Info Mgmt (eHIM) - A.A.S. Degree 60 cr. Rosemount
Electronic Health Info Mgmt (eHIM) - Diploma 44 cr. Rosemount

Major Description

eHIM Technology is a fast growing field and graduates of this program are vital members of healthcare teams, maintaining and providing crucial information for patient care and safety, reimbursement, marketing, legal issues and research. This program prepares students to identify and use a variety of health information resources and technologies to accomplish the objectives of diverse medical practice environments. These students may perform tasks related to using, analyzing, validating, coding, storing, securing, retrieving, measuring and controlling the quality of healthcare data. Emphasis will be placed on new and emerging technologies to accomplish these objectives and include courses using electronic health records software, insurance and coding priciples, and medical terminology. Students are introduced to Project Management and will become proficient in Word, Excel and Access. Graduates of the program may be eligible to take the national certification examination to become a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) or a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA).

Work Environment

Careers are found in hospitals, clinics, extended-care facilities, medical research groups, health departments, insurance companies and firms that provide medical transcription and/or coding services. eHIM Specialists and Speech Recognition Editors may also work from home.

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Academic Advisor

Amy Eppen

Instructors

Susan Johanson

Charlotte Kodner