About the Career

They are the invisible backbone of the health care system – health information management technicians perform a variety of functions, such as organizing, analyzing, coding and managing patients’ information. These functions are important for reimbursement, complete and accurate records, quality improvement, research and decision making.

A rapidly growing field, health information management is perfect for those who thrive on detail, accuracy and helping others.

About the Program

The College of the Mainland Health Information Management Program offers two options to help you launch a career: a certificate and an associate degree.

You can complete the Medical Coding Certificate in a year and a half to prepare for jobs in medical coding.

The two-year degree AAS in Health Information Management expands on the certificate in one extra semester, giving you greater job opportunities from clerical jobs to information technology to management.

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Health Information Management (HIM) program is to provide a student-centered education whereby a students obtain the skills and knowledge for an entry-level position in an everchanging HIM healthcare profession and preparing students to pass the National Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) exam.

Why Choose COM’s Health Information Management Program?

  • Classes focus on hands-on learning with activities and virtual labs.
  • During clinicals you find your niche by rotating departments in medical facilities such as the University of Texas-Medical Branch.
  • Faculty with years of experience in health care dedicate themselves to helping you succeed.

After Graduation

Graduates are in demand in hospitals, physician offices and clinics as well as many other types of settings.

After successfully completing the program, you are eligible to sit for the American Health Information Management Association’s national exam to become a registered health information technician (RHIT).

Accreditation

The Health Information Management accreditor of College of the Mainland is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for ASSOCIATE degree in HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT has been reaffirmed through 21-22. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at (312) 235-3255; or by email at info@cahiim.org.

Program Outcome

For the academic year 2019-2020:

Please note that in 2020 COVID19 affected many operations within healthcare as well as other industries.

  • Graduation Rate: 20.93
  • Employment Rate: 71%
  • Retention (Progression) rate: 67% (43 students were in the program; 4 full-time students and 5 part-time students graduated; 29 are in progression)
  • Student Satisfaction - 86% (7 graduation surveys were received; 6 students were satisfied)

From a Graduate

“COM did an excellent job preparing me for my current role. Every day I'm dealing with people from all walks of life. It’s great knowing I’m able to give people a chance at life by handling their record so they have it whenever it’s needed.”