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Health Information Management Services

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  • Health information technicians (or medical record technicians) are professionals skilled in analyzing patient records, reporting patient data for reimbursement and creating disease registries for researchers. Job prospects for this field are very good, with employment expected to grow much faster than average – more than 22 percent through 2022 – according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

    As an HIMS professional, you can be a part of a health care team without having direct patient contact. Health information technicians are skilled in analyzing patient records, reporting patient data for reimbursement, and creating disease registries for researchers.

    The Hastings Campus Health Information Management Services program is offered entirely online.

    Admission to the HIMS program is selective. Applicants are required to have a high school diploma, or equivalent, with at least a C average. The applicant must achieve acceptable ASSET scores or complete recommended skill building/prescriptive work, with at least a C average, prior to enrolling in HIMS courses.  Applicants transferring from another program of study must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0. A personal interview with HIMS faculty is required.

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    Accreditation: The HIMS program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

    Student Outcome Information:

    Graduate Placement Rate – 92.86%
    Certification Exam Pass Rate – 80%
    Graduate Satisfaction Rate – 100%
    Employer Satisfaction Rate – 100%
    *2011 data

    Certification: Associate of applied science degree graduates are eligible to take the national qualifying examination required for certification as a registered health information technician. This credential is an important step for graduates to gain employment on a professional level in a variety of settings.

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    • At 2017-18 tuition and fee rates, completing the 73 credits required for the Health Information Management Services degree costs:

      Nebraska residents - $7,300
      Non-residents - $10,512

      These costs are for tuition and fees only for the program of study as listed in the CCC online catalog. It does not include the cost of foundations courses, retaking courses or taking courses in addition to those required for the degree. It does not include the cost of books, supplies, tools, computers or other items that may be required.

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    • Finish in 2 years by completing 18-19 credits a semester for 4 semesters

      The length of time to complete a program is based on a student taking only the courses required for the program as listed in our online catalog. It does not include the cost of foundations courses that may be required based on COMPASS, ASSET or ACT scores, retaking courses or taking courses that are not required by your program of study.

      Your adviser will develop a plan of study to meet your personal needs.

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