Health Information Management

Health Information Management Overview

The Health Information Management Program will prepare graduates to demonstrate proficiency in the arena of health data management. Students can:

  • Gain the experience necessary to ensure adequate and complete medical records.
  • Participate in cost effective information processing.
  • Learn coding skills as well as the regulatory processes and revenue cycles which impact health care facilities.

In 1.5 years, you can earn your Associate of Applied Science Degree – Health Information Management. Graduates will be prepared to ensure the availability of accurate health data through the application of healthcare technologies such as the electronic health record.

For more information about this program and its outcomes, please see the program description in the University Catalog. Health Information Management Program Description

The AAS Health Information program in Newport News is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The AAS Health Information Management program in Richmond, is in Candidacy Status, pending accreditation review by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

What You Can Learn in Health Information Management

Graduates in the Health Information Management area will be prepared to demonstrate proficiency in:

  • Health data management
  • Information policy
  • Information systems
  • Administration
  • Clinical work flow

These graduates will not only function as a bridge between clinicians, payers, regulators, patients, consumers, and technology but will also function as part of that team in a variety of settings.

Graduates will be prepared to take national certification examinations.

Where You Can Go in Health Information Management

Career opportunities for Health Information Management technicians can be expected to cross over multiple healthcare settings including:

  • Hospitals
  • Intermediate- and Long-Term Care and Rehabilitation
  • Primary Care Clinics
  • Cancer Registry
  • Outpatient Care Centers
  • Private Practice
  • HMO/Insurance/Managed Care Facilities
  • Mental Health Agencies
  • Hospices
  • Military and Industry
  • Home Healthcare