As the healthcare industry steadily moves toward electronic management of information, there is a need for individuals who possess the technological skills to help provide exceptional patient care. HIM professionals use their knowledge of information technology and records management to form the link between clinicians, administrators, technology designers and IT professionals.
Having skilled HIM professionals on staff ensures an organization has the right information on hand when and where it is needed, while maintaining the highest standards of data integrity, confidentiality, and security. Knowledge of regulatory and reimbursement requirements also make HIM professionals valuable for compliance with various governmental and non-governmental rules and regulations.
What can I do with this degree?
Health information management (HIM) professionals work in a variety of settings. They often serve in bridge roles, connecting clinical, operational, and administrative functions. Work settings often include acute care hospitals, rehabilitation hospitals, clinics, consulting companies, governmental agencies, and HIM-related product vendors.
ICD-10 and/or CPT coding professional
Physician/clinic practice manager
Electronic health record implementation specialist
Release of information coordinator
Medical staff credentialing specialist
Trauma or Tumor registrar
What’s in it for me?
• A personal coach to guide you through the enrollment process and along the path to graduation.
• Classes that meet your schedule. Many programs include 100% fully online classes, accelerated courses, or accommodating class times.
• Discounted, flat-rate tuition for students who qualify for Compete LA.
• Recognition of credits previously earned from accredited institutions.• Scholarships, financial aid and grants for eligible students.
Degree Length: 4 Years
University: Louisiana Tech University
Classroom Format: In-Person