AAS Health Information Systems

AAS Health Information Systems
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What Is Health Information Systems? 

Health Information Systems (HIS) professionals organize and manage health information and medical records by ensuring quality, accuracy, confidentiality, and security. HIS professionals communicate regularly with physicians and other healthcare professionals to ensure the proper maintenance and management of electronic health records (EHRs).

Professionals who earn their health information systems degree online can specialize in several different areas of healthcare including medical billing, coding, health information and EHR management, health administration, cancer registry management and more.

AAS HIS Program Outcomes:

After completing the online AAS HIS program, our graduates will:

  • Have earned the highly sought after RHIT® credential that top employers are looking for.
  • Be fully Certified as a Professional Medical Coder, eligible to sit for the CPC® and CCA® exams.
  • Stand out in the highly-competitive field of health information with your new degree, knowledge and skills.
  • Be able to leverage the latest tools and technology to improve patient care and reduce costs.
  • Be able to verify the quality, completeness, and accuracy of medical records and health information.
  • Be able to code professional diagnoses and complex medical procedures for billing and reimbursement.

Quick Program Stats:

  • 71% Employment Rate: 71% of our HIS graduates were employed in the field within one year of graduation.*
  • 90% RHIT Pass Rate: the average RHIT pass rate for Fall ’22 graduates was 90%! That’s over 22% higher than the national average!
  • 100% Student Satisfaction: recent survey indicates 100% of our HIS grads were highly satisfied with the program! **

*8/2021 – 7/2022; **2021-2022 student survey

AAS HIS Program Highlights:

  • 100% online – no campus visits required
  • Graduate with your Associates, Professional Medical Coding Certificate and your RHIT®!
  • Valuable experience and exclusive networking opportunities through UC’s national healthcare network
  • Generous financial aid packages available including grants and scholarships
  • Fast track your Bachelor’s degree with guaranteed acceptance into UC’s 100% online Bachelor’s in HIM! In just a few additional semesters, you can advance your degree to a Bachelor’s and earn a higher-level credential – the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA®) credential.


AAS HIS Program Accreditation & Distinction:

Quality Matters – Exemplary Online Program Certification

UC’s Online AAS HIS program is a proud recipient of the Quality Matters Exemplary Online Program Certification. UC Online’s commitment to providing learners with an exceptional online learning experience was recognized by Quality Matters (QM) – the international leader in quality assurance for online and innovative digital teaching and learning environments.

CAHIIM® Accreditation

The official Health Information Management accreditor of The University of Cincinnati Clermont is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM®). The College’s accreditation for the Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Systems Technology has been reaffirmed through 2024-2025. All inquiries regarding the program’s accreditation status should be directed to CAHIIM by mail (200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601); by phone (312.235.3255); or via email to ([email protected]).

Once you’ve completed a CAHIIM® accredited program and passed the the registration exam offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA®), you can sit for the exam. Earning the RHIT® credential validates your competence in health information systems, technology and management. This certification is highly-sought after by employers. Graduate with your AAS HIS degree, coding certificate and your RHIT® and hit the ground running!

Higher Learning Commission

The University of Cincinnati and all of its regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is an independent corporation that was founded in 1895 as one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. HLC accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region, which includes 19 states. The mission of the Higher Learning Commission is to “serve the common good by assuring and advancing the quality of higher learning.

Is an Associate Degree in Health Information Systems Right for Me?

Have you always wanted to work in a non-patient-facing facet of the healthcare system? Are you looking to either start or advance your career in healthcare and do you seek a flexible degree program in a high-demand (and rapidly-growing) field? Then working to organize and manage health information and medical records as a Health Information Specialist and earning your Health Information Associates Degree may be the right career path for you.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for RHITs will grow over 20% by 2025! A corresponding study by AHIMA equates this to over 4,000 positions per year and warns that there is currently a substantial shortage in the market for qualified HIM professionals to fill this growing need! Health Information Management and Systems is one of the fastest-growing industries in the United States. A career in health information combines knowledge and skills from the disciplines of medicine, information management, business and computer technology.

Is UC Online Right for Me?

Are you looking for a high-quality, online academic program from a premier research and higher learning institution? Then UC Online may be right for you. We were one of the first institutions to offer online courses, and innovation in education is at the forefront of everything we do.

Our flexible programs allow you to create an academic path that suits your lifestyle and career goals.The University of Cincinnati Online is dedicated to providing a world-class educational experience that provides flexibility for busy professionals, lifelong learners, and students from around the world. We provide you with the highest level of convenience, resources and tools to achieve your professional goals.

  • Receive the tools, skills and education to further your skillset, expand your opportunities, and enrich your local communities.
  • Fully integrated into the University of Cincinnati.
  • Led by nationally recognized faculty and offer you the same community that the traditional classroom experience provides.
  • Both full- and part-time options available.
  • Earn your degree on your schedule.
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Advance Your Career and Get AAS from UC Online!
Be prepared for your future career as RHIT with the online AAS in Health Information System.

UC’s HIS program prepares you for a high-level career in healthcare even before you graduate!

Student Testimonial
““I was struggling to find a degree program that would allow me to attend school and still maintain a full-time job. After researching several programs, I chose UC Online because it’s CAHIIM Accredited and offers degrees in both Health Information Systems (HIS) and Health Information Management (HIM). After successfully completing both of these programs, I can say without a doubt, that UC Online is the real deal! The Professors are amazing, the programs offer real-world experience, and the classes can be scheduled in a way that’s best for you. After graduating with my Associate’s in HIS, I received my RHIT credentials and landed my first medical coding job at a company I had always wanted to work for. I went on to complete my Bachelor’s in HIM, which opened even more doors for me, not only with my current employer, but with companies all over the U.S.! UC Online far exceeded my expectations. Although I live all the way in New Mexico, I’ve built professional relationships that I will maintain for the rest of my life!” ”

Cassandra Booe, RHIA, CCA
Health Information Systems