Health Information Management Systems
Degrees and Programs
Health information management represents a continuum of practice concerned with health-related information and the management of systems to collect, store, process, retrieve, analyze, disseminate, and communicate information in a medical entity. Hospitals, clinics, nursing facilities, health insurance companies, and government agencies are potential employers in both paper-based and computer-based patient record environments.
Program graduates will be eligible to take the Registered Health Technician Examination (RHIT) for Health Information Technicians. The Health Information Management Systems program accreditor of Northeast Community College is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College's accreditation for Associate degree in Health Information Management Systems has been reaffirmed through 2025. 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 email@example.com.
As an HIMS professional, you will hold many diverse roles, while sharing a common purpose: providing reliable and valid information that drives the healthcare industry. You will be a specialist in administering information systems, managing medical records, and coding information for reimbursement and research. HIMS professionals can expect to be in high demand as the health sector expands throughout this century. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics cites health information technology as one of the 20 fastest growing occupations in the US.
According to the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average salary for medical records and health information technicians positions in 2020 median pay is $44,090.
|First Time RHIT Pass Rate: Northeast Candidates||N/A - no testers||40%||N/A - no testers||100%|
|First Time RHIT Pass Rate: All US and Canadian Accredited Candidates||76%||76%||78%||No data available|
|Graduation Rate: Northeast HIMS Program Graduates||100%||100%||80%||100%|
The percentage of a school's first-time, first-year undergraduate students who continue at that school the next year. For example, a student who studies full-time in the fall semester and keeps on studying in the program in the next fall semester is counted in this rate (Definition from FAFSA).
There were 4 students who registered for courses in the 2018-2019 school year that had not participated at Northeast before. 2 of these students had registered for HIMS courses in the 2019-2020 school year.
The percentage of a school's first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. For example, for a four-year degree program, entering students who complete within six years are counted as graduates (Definition from FAFSA).
There were 4 students who registered for courses in the 2017-2018 school year that had not participated at Northeast before. 1 of these students graduated before the end of the 2019-2020 school year.