HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

Health Information Management incorporates the disciplines of medicine, management, finance, information technology, and law in the curriculum. Good communication and interpersonal skills are essential to interact with patients and other healthcare professionals on a daily basis. Students are trained to maintain, organize, analyze and generate health information for patient treatment, reimbursement, planning, assessment and research to ensure quality health care through quality information. Upon successful completion of the program, students completing this competency-based two-year program will be eligible to write to the national qualifying examination for certification as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT). Certificate options are available for Coding.

Registered Health Information Technicians are trained for a career working with health information in hospitals, insurance companies, law firms, physicians’ offices, long-term care agencies, rehabilitation centers, psychiatric, and other health care facilities.

The Vernon College Health Information Management Program is accredited by the Commission of Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) in cooperation with the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). The curriculum is designed in accordance to meet their competencies.

Program Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the Health Information Management program, students will be able to:

1.       Demonstrate an understanding of the structure and content of health data and records.

2.       Apply legal and ethical policies and procedures related to the protection and compliance of health information.

3.       Collect, organize, maintain and abstract health data for clinical indices/databases/registries for the purpose of administration, fiscal     support, performance improvement and quality management.

4.       Apply policies and procedures for the use of data required in healthcare reimbursement.

5.       Analyze policies and procedures to ensure organizational compliance with regulations and standards.

6.       Describe health information related leadership roles.

 

For further information contact:
Ruth Rascon
(940)696-8752 ext. 3237
rrascon@vernoncollege.edu

Century City Center
4105 Maplewood Avenue
Wichita Falls, TX 76308 

 The HIM/HI (degree level) program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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