AAS Health Information Systems

AAS Health Information Systems
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What Is Health Information Systems?

Health Information Systems (HIS) professionals manage health information and medical records to ensure data quality, integrity, confidentiality, and security. HIS professionals communicate regularly with doctors, nurses, administrators and other healthcare professionals to ensure proper management and storage 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.

CAHIIM® Accreditation

The health information systems accreditor of the University of Cincinnati is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for its Associate degree in health information systems has been reaffirmed through 2025. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone (312) 235-3255; or by email [email protected].

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.
AAS HIS Program Stats:
  • 71% Employment Rate: 71% of our HIS graduates were employed in the field within one year of graduation.*
  • 90% RHIT Pass Rate: average RHIT pass rate for Fall ’22 grads was 90% – 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 networking opportunities through UC’s national healthcare network
  • Generous financial aid packages available including grants and scholarships
  • Associate to Bachelor’s Fast Track – HIS grads are guaranteed acceptance into UC’s 100% online Bachelor’s in HIM! In just a few additional semesters, you can advance your degree and earn the RHIA® credential!
Is Health Information Systems Right for Me?

Have you always wanted to work in a non-patient-facing role in the healthcare system? Are you looking to either start or advance your career? Do you want a flexible degree program in a high-demand, rapidly-growing field with lots of earning potential? Then working as a health information professional is a perfect career for you!

According to BLS, employment opportunities for RHITs will grow more than 20% by 2025! A recent study by AHIMA equates this to over 4,000 positions per year and notes that there is currently a shortage in the market for qualified professionals. Health Information Management and Systems Technology is one of the fastest-growing industries in the United States.

Is UC Online Right for Me?

Are you looking for a high-quality, well-respected, flexible program you can complete online? You found it! UC’s flexible online programs allow students to customize schedules and course loads to best suit their unique needs. UC Online offers world-class educational experiences, designed specifically for busy people. We offer the highest levels of flexibility and convenience, and all the resources and tools you need to achieve your professional goals!

  • Access to exclusive technology and software to further your skillset and expand your career opportunities.
  • Program led by well-respected, experienced faculty members who are well-connected in the industry.
  • Multiple start dates per year and full or part-time scheduling options.
  • Industry and professional exam preparation and fee reimbursement.
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