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 insurance programs.  Health Information personnel should possess good oral and written communication skills as they often serve as liaisons between healthcare facilities and insurance companies.  

Overview

Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 12 Months
Clock Hours 1,296
Class Type Day
Credentials Certificate, Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $3,936.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $1,770.00

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Health Information Support432Certificate
Health Information Coordinator864Certificate
Health Information Specialist1296Diploma

Campus Locations

Ripley Campus
127 Industrial Drive
Ripley, TN 38063

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: 5,200

Current job openings per year: 480

Curriculum/Courses

First Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Keyboarding and Intro to Computers
Medical Law & Ethics
Medical Terminology
Basic Anatomy
Intro to Medical Insurance
Second Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Electronic Health Records
Health Information Management
Intro to Medical Coding
Medical Office Procedures
Employability Skills
Third Trimester: 
Worker Characteristic
Advanced Outpatient Coding
Inpatient Coding and Billing
Dental Coding Billing and Assisting
Medical Transcription

Books and Supplies Lists

Instructors

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