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 Northeast Community College Health Information Management Systems Associates Degree at Northeast Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
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. Department of Labor, the average salary for medical records and health information positions in Nebraska is $30,950.