Health Information Technology (HIT) is a unique profession that combines facets of medicine, data management, and information technology, in ensuring the accuracy, integrity, and security of patient data. HIT professionals work in a variety of settings throughout the healthcare industry, including hospitals, physician offices and clinics, long-term care facilities, insurance companies, government agencies, and home care providers.
MCC's AAS in Health Information Management is a 60 credit-hour-degree program that prepares you for a career in health information management where you will:
- electronically assemble and track patients' health information
- analyze electronic data to improve healthcare information
- maintain and validate data for clinical databases and registries
- use classification software to assign clinical codes for reimbursement and data analysis
MCC offers a 28-credit-hour Medical Billing and Coding Certificate program that prepares you to facilitate the processing of medical insurance claims. You can apply all credits from your Medical Billing and Coding Certificate towards your AAS degree. Complete the certificate in two semesters then continue coursework toward the completion of the AAS in Health Information Management, or work for some time and then return to complete the degree.
The AAS in Health Information Management is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) .
The AAS in Health Information Management program mission is to prepare students to practice as health information technicians through innovative teaching and collaborative practice. Student success is our goal.
- The AAS in Health Information Management program has 100% graduation rate
- The AAS in Health Information Management program has 84% job placement rate in a healthcare setting
- The AAS in Health Information Management program has a 100% pass rate (2018-2019) on the RHIT exam for first-time test takers. This is higher than the national average of 75%.
Health Information Technology Information Session Schedule
- April 30 at 5 p.m. in E221
Total Cost of AAS in Health Information Management
(in-district) Total Amount: $11,789.00
Credit Hours to Complete: 60
Weeks to Complete: 64
In addition to the AAS in Health Information Management, we offer:
What you need to know about getting your AAS in Health Information Management (CIP 51.0706 )
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What job opportunities are available to someone with a AAS in Health Information Management?
The AAS in Health Information Management prepares you for positions like: health information coding technicians, medical records managers, medical coding compliance officers, medical office records assistants, patient charts and records medical assistants, remote medical encoders, medical reimbursement specialist, medical information technology educators, and a variety of other titles focused on working with the data needs in all types of medical-related professions and organizations.
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How will MCC's AAS in Health Information Management program prepare me for my career or connect me to opportunities?
You'll benefit by learning from faculty who are professionals working in the field and gain hands-on professional practice experience in a healthcare-related organization during your HIT practicum.
By the Numbers:
- Nationally, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment for health information technicians to grow by 22% per year between 2012 and 2022. This growth is expected to result in an increase of 41,100 jobs by 2022.
- In Illinois, the job market is expected to grow 7% by the year 2020.
- According to the IDES 2012 occupational wage data, an entry level health information technician earned an annual wage of $24,862, the median annual wage for a health information technician is $33,281 and an experienced health information technician can earn $42,333 annually.
Outside of the Classroom
In order to further your career, you may wish to seek national certification credentials beyond MCC's certificate. Organizations offering certification exams include:
- American Association of Professional Coders (AAPC)
- Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI) formerly the American Association for Medical Transcriptionists (AAMT)
- American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
Interested in getting started at MCC?
Semesters to complete assumes students are taking a full-time credit load of 12 credits per semester (the minimum required for federal financial aid).
Proportion of students completing in normal time is the percentage of completers who earned the credential within the specified time of their first enrollment at the College.
Students attending part-time or changing their program of study are two common reasons why they may not complete in "normal" time.
Tuition and fees are set by the Board of Trustees. Prices for books and supplies are subject to change.
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