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.
|Time Commitment||Full Time|
|Typical Program Length||12 Months|
127 Industrial Drive
Ripley, TN 38063
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.
Bright Outlook: Yes
Currently employed in the area: 5,200
Current job openings per year: 480