AAS Health Information Systems

April 19, 2021
June 23, 2021
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Graduating from a CAHIIM® accredited program offers employers assurance that you have the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in today’s EHR environment.

UC Online Health Information Systems:

    • CAHIIM Accreditation: The official Health Information Management accreditor of UC Online is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). UC Online’s accreditation for the Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Systems has been reaffirmed through 2021. All inquiries regarding 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 (info@cahiim.org).
    • 100% Online: no campus visits are required
    • Flexible Scheduling: designed for busy, working professionals
    • RHIT® Exam: students must complete a CAHIIM® accredited program in order to sit for (AHIMA’s) RHIT® Certification Exam. Our HIS students sit for the RHIT exam in their final (practicum) course. Graduate with your Associates and your RHIT credential and hit the ground running!
    • RHIT Pass Rate: the average pass rate for Fall 2020 semester graduates was 88%! That’s nearly +18% higher than the national average!
    • Professional Experience Opportunities: available at participating practice facilities throughout the U.S. and via state-of-the-art, online simulations.
    • Earn a Medical Biller Coder Certificate: HIS students will also (automatically) earn a professional Medical Biller/Coder Certificate as part of the AAS HIS program – at no extra time or cost!
    • Employment Outlook: 62% of our HIS graduates were employed in the field within one year of graduation.
    • 100% Student Satisfaction: a 2019-2020 survey indicated that 100% of our HIS graduates were highly satisfied with the program!
    • HIS to HIM Bachelor’s Track: HIS graduates are guaranteed acceptance into our 100% Online Bachelor’s in Health Information Management program. Earn your Bachelor’s and RHIA credential in as little as four semesters!


UC’s Technical Certification Reimbursement Program:

The University of Cincinnati offers continued encouragement and support to our graduates through our Professional Technical Certification Reimbursement Program. The Program awards eligible students full or partial reimbursement for various technical certification exam fees (including RHIT®).

Contact your Enrollment Services Advisor for more information including qualifying criteria.

AAS in Health Information Systems Program Outcomes:

After completing UC’s CAHIIM-Accredited HIS program, you will:

  • Have the knowledge & skills you need to succeed in the health information profession
  • Be able to verify the quality, completeness and accuracy of medical records
  • Be able to leverage technology to improve patient care and decrease health care costs
  • Be able to accurately code diagnoses and procedures for insurance billing and reimbursement
  • Be Certified as a Professional Medical Biller/Coder®
  • Have earned the highly sought after RHIT® credential that employers are looking for!

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 (EHR). HIS professionals can specialize in several different areas of healthcare including billing & coding, records management, health administration and cancer registry management (also offered at UC – 100% online).

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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

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