Health Information Management Technology

About

The Health Information Management Technology program is designed to develop the skills and knowledge needed to secure jobs in today’s rapidly changing medical field regardless of a student’s prior office experience or training.

Students have the opportunity to study and experience “hands-on” training with today’s advanced electronic health records software and develop the computer skills needed for the modern medical office, including medical coding and insurance billing as well as basic medical office skills.

The increasing use of electronic health records (EHR) will continue to broaden and will utilize a classification system to determine the amount for which healthcare providers will be reimbursed if a patient is covered by Medicare, Medicaid, or other insurnace programs.  Health Information personnel should possess good oral and written communication skills as they often serve as liaisons between healthcare facilities and insurance companies.  Candidates proficient with computer software and technology are appealing to employers that continue to adopt electronic health records.  Persons employed in the health information technology field work at a number of healthcare facilities such as medical clinics, nursing facilities, outpatient colleges, and home healthcare services.

Overview

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Time Commitment Full Time, Part Time
Typical Program Length 12 Months
Clock Hours 1,296
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $3,738.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $2,352.00
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Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Health Information Support Certificate432Certificate
Health Information Coordinator Certificate432 - Prerequisite Health Information Support CertificateCertificate
Health Information Specialist Diploma432 - Prerequisite Health Information Coordinator CertificateDiploma

Campus Locations

Henderson Campus
1449 White Avenue
Henderson, TN 38340

Job Duties

Compile, process, and maintain medical records of hospital and clinic patients in a manner consistent with medical, administrative, ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements of the health care system. Process, maintain, compile, and report patient information for health requirements and standards in a manner consistent with the healthcare industry's numerical coding system.

Job Outlook

Bright Outlook: Yes

Currently employed in the area: 4,090

Current job openings per year: 230

Salary Range

$24,100
to
$38,400

Curriculum/Courses

First Trimester: 
Orientation and Safety
Technology Foundations
Introduction to Keyboarding
Medical Law and Ethics
Introduction to Computers
Medical Terminology
Introduction to Basic Anatomy and Physiology
Introduction to Medical Insurance
Second Trimester: 
Introduction to Medical Coding
Electronic Health Records
Health Information Management Systems
Medical Office Procedures
Employability Skills
Third Trimester: 
Advanced Outpatient Coding
Inpatient Billing and Coding
Dental Coding, Billing, and Assisting
Medical Transcription

Books and Supplies Lists

Instructors

Beverly Bell
Beverly Bell
731-989-0095

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