Health Information Systems 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 (EHR).
Professionals who earn their health information systems degree online can specialize in several different areas of healthcare including billing and coding, records management, health administration, and cancer registry management.
After completing this health information systems associate degree program, you will:
Once you’ve completed a CAHIIM® accredited program like ours, you can sit for (AHIMA’s) RHIT® Certification Exam. Our HIS students sit for the RHIT exam in their final (practicum) course.
The credential of an Accredited RHIT Online Program indicates that you have graduated with an associate degree from a program that has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM) and have passed the registration exam offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Earning the credential of RHIT validates your competence in health information systems technology to employers and the public.
That means you can graduate with your Health Information Management Online Associates Degree and your RHIT credential and hit the ground running!
Most graduates hold RHIT credentials and start their professional career right after graduation. Many of them continue to pursue a HIM Bachelor’s track with 100% acceptance. You can earn both your Health Information System degree and your Bachelor’s in Health Information Management degrees in as few as four semesters.
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, Health Information Systems is one of the fastest-growing professions in the United States!
A career in health information combines knowledge and skills from the disciplines of medicine, information management, business applications, and computer technology.
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.
““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!”
Yes. Many of our students qualify for some type of financial aid.
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Classes are asynchronous, some classes are in a 7-week format some are in a 14-week format. You can log on anytime 24/7 to complete your coursework. Some, but not all tests are proctored using exam proctoring software.
No. your degree will be conferred by the University of Cincinnati, which will also be reflected on your transcripts and degree.
The University of Cincinnati is one of the first institutions to offer online courses. Innovation in education is at the forefront of what we do. We have expanded the convenience and quality of our online learning to online degree programs. Today, we offer nearly 100 degrees from undergraduate to doctoral programs.
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