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.
After completing the online AAS HIS program, our graduates will:
*8/2021 – 7/2022; **2021-2022 student survey
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.
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