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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 2028. 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


200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100
Chicago, IL 60601-5800
telephone: (312)235-3255;


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Career Information

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.

Salary Information

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.

Northeast Graduate and Employment Report

2019 2020 2021 2022
First Time RHIT Pass Rate: Northeast Candidates 40% N/A - no testers 100% 40%
First Time RHIT Pass Rate: All US and Canadian Accredited Candidates 76% 78% 69% 68%
Graduation Rate: Northeast HIMS Program Graduates 100% 80% 100% 100%

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