Health Technology Information Management Program

 

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"The Associate Degree Health Information Management Program is in Candidacy Status, pending accreditation review by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)."

What will I learn?

Health information technologists specialize in managing and protecting medical records; administering health information management systems; and coding for reimbursement, research and quality care.

The Health Information Technology and Management program provides a stacked, educational pathway for careers in medical office environments.

Students may earn:

  • Medical Office Essentials credit diploma
  • Medical Claims Coding Associate certificate
  • Associate of Applied Science degree

The benefit of enrolling in this program is the multi-level, or stacked, certificates. Students can complete the initial certification in one semester and then seek employment or continue with the medical claims coding associate certificate. This certificate, which takes roughly three semesters to complete, allows students to prepare for a career in medical billing or coding. If students wish to complete the full associate degree, it can be done in about two years. Most importantly, these stackable certificates are offered completely online either full- or part-time.

Health Information Technology and Management options:

Credit Diploma

The Medical Office Essentials credit diploma provides the necessary skills to perform successfully in entry-level administrative positions in the healthcare field. These support skills cover managing day-to-day medical office operations, understanding legal and ethical issues in healthcare operations, HIPAA, customer service, professionalism and computer fundamentals customized for medical offices. Once students have completed the Medical Office Essentials credit diploma they may take additional specialized courses in coding and health information technology and management.

Available online.

What can I do with this degree?

Health information technology specialists support clinicians and staff across many healthcare settings.

Visit Career Coach for additional information about Medical Records and Health Information Technicians.

Visit Career Coach for additional information about Medical Transcriptionists.

Visit Career Coach for additional information about Medical Secretaries.

Visit LCCC's Career Center to explore resources for selecting a program pathway and career/job data.

Cost of Attendance

For general college expense, view LCCC's tuition and fees. Students in the Medical Office Essentials Credit diploma have no additional course fee expenses at this time. *Students are responsible for the cost of the background check which is $152. This is an estimate and may change at any time.

Certificate of Completion

This program builds on the Medical Office Essentials credit diploma and addresses specialized skills in medical coding and reimbursement, including advanced techniques in medical insurance, reimbursement methodologies, basic health information management, electronic health records and basic and advanced coding, emphasizing CPT/HCPCS and ICD coding.

The coding courses prepare students for a national coding exam through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). The courses for the Medical Office Essentials credit diploma are embedded in the Medical Claims Coding Associate Certificate of Completion.

Available online.

What can I do with this degree?

Health information technology specialists support clinicians and staff across many healthcare settings.

Visit Career Coach for additional information about Medical Records and Health Information Technicians.

Visit Career Coach for additional information about Medical Transcriptionists.

Visit Career Coach for additional information about Medical Secretaries.

Visit LCCC's Career Center to explore resources for selecting a program pathway and career/job data.

Cost of Attendance

For general college expense, view LCCC's tuition and fees. Students in the Medical Claims Coding Associate Certificate program have $40 in additional course fee expenses at this time. Students must purchase current codebooks from year to year in the program. This is an additional cost of approximately $300. * This is an estimate and may change at any time.

Associate of Applied Science

The Health Information Technology and Management Associate of Applied Science degree combines coding in healthcare with health information management. Health information technologists serve the healthcare industry and the public consumer by managing, analyzing, and reporting health data required for the delivery of patient care, reimbursement, and quality management.

Health information technologists specialize in managing and protecting medical records; administering health information management systems; and coding for reimbursement, research, and quality care. The AAS degree program of study contains courses from both the Medical Office Essentials credit diploma and the Medical Claims Coding Associate certificate of completion with the addition of health information technology and leadership courses that students need to advance their careers within the administrative side of the medical field.

Available online.

What can I do with this degree?

Health information technology specialists support clinicians and staff across many healthcare settings.

Visit Career Coach for additional information about Medical Records and Health Information Technicians.

Visit Career Coach for additional information about Medical Transcriptionists.

Visit Career Coach for additional information about Medical Secretaries.

Visit LCCC's Career Center to explore resources for selecting a program pathway and career/job data.

Cost of Attendance

For general college expense, view LCCC's tuition and fees. Students in the Health Information Technology and Management program have $40 in additional course fee expenses at this time. Students must purchase current codebooks from year to year in the program. This is an additional cost of approximately $300. * This is an estimate and may change at any time.

 

Effectiveness Measure

Annual Rate (2018 Cohort)

AHIMA CCA Examination Pass Rate 100%
AAS Degrees awarded 2014-2020 53
Certificates awarded 2014-2020 204
Program Full-time Completion Rate  47%

Job Placement Rate 

(Graduates actively working in healthcare)

64%

Student Satisfaction Rates (2018 Cohort)

(Preliminary Results)

85%
Current Average Full-Time Student Population (2018-2019 Cohorts) 30%

Cost of Attendance

For general college expense, students view LCCC’s tuition and fees Web pageStudents in the Health Information Technology and Management program have $40 in additional course fee expenses at this time. Students must purchase current codebooks from year to year in the program. This is an additional cost of approximately $300. * This is an estimate and may change at any time.