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Health Information Management

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The Health Information Management Degree Program is a professional program that is designed to lead to an Associate of Applied Science Degree. 

The Lee College curriculum covers coding conventions and principles that allow the learner to sequence codes according to established guidelines and standards, and demonstrate knowledge in reimbursement methodologies. Part of the learning experience includes a clinical. A voluntary certification examination is administered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

This program offers preparation for a technical area of service in hospitals, clinics, and related health facilities. Students are trained in manual and electronic methods of health record management including record assembly, analysis, coding, abstracting, filing, and record maintenance. Part of the learning experience will include working in the Health Information Management Department of a hospital or other health care facility. Mastery of the National Examination furthers job opportunities and increases salary.

Prerequisites for the program include a minimum of 12th-grade reading level as determined by Lee College Placement Testing. A full-time student can complete the program in two years.

This program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM). Students are eligible to apply to take the National Examination to become a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT).

  • 33% retention rate for 2019/2020 academic year
  • 25% graduation rate for 2019/2020 academic yearCAHIIM-Accredited Program
  • 33% employment rate for 2019/2020 academic year
What will I learn?

Students study anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, basic disease processes, record storage and retrieval, medicolegal aspects, quality improvement, data processing, health record science, hospital statistics, and human resource management.

Part of the learning experience will include working in the Health Information Management Department of a hospital or other health care facility. Mastery of the National Examination furthers job opportunities and increases salary.

What can I do with this course of study?
AAS: Health Information Management
CD1: Certificate of Completion — Medical Coding
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The Health Information Management accreditor of Lee College is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

The college's accreditation for an associate degree in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through the next review cycle: 2026-2027.

All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL 60601; by phone at 312.235.3255; or by email at info@cahiim.org.