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Health Information Management (HIM)

Health information is the data related to a person's medical history, including symptoms, diagnoses, procedures, and outcomes. Health information records include patient histories, lab results, x-rays, clinical information, and notes. A patient's health information can be viewed individually, to see how a patient's health has changed; it can also be viewed as a part of a larger data set to understand how a population's health has changed and how medical interventions can change health outcomes.

Health information management (HIM) is the practice of acquiring, analyzing, and protecting digital and traditional medical information vital to providing quality patient care. It is a combination of business, science, and information technology.


Knowledge to Work is currently offering two programs related to Health Information Management (HIM). The first is the Associate of Applied Science in HIM. This program prepares graduates for employment in titles such as coding manager/supervisor, health information supervisor/office manager, clinical documentation improvement specialist, privacy officer or health data analyst.

The second is a Career Studies Certificate in Hospital Facility Coding. This program is for those with prior coding experience and it also prepares the student for inpatient and ambulatory surgery coding positions. It also provides course preparation for the CCS national certification. Possible occupational outcomes include: hospital facility coding specialist, medical coding assistant, medical billing specialist, or medical insurance coding specialist.
Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Management
Career Studies Certificate in Hospital Facility Coding