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Health information professionals care for patient’s by caring for their health information. They ensure that all of a patient health information is complete, accurate and protected. They ensure the health information, data, and statistics are readily available for health care providers, administrators, billers, insurers, and legislative and accrediting bodies. Health information management is the practice of acquiring, analyzing, protecting and releasing electronic and paper health information that is vital to providing quality patient care.
A career in health information combines knowledge and skills from the disciplines of medicine, information management, business applications and computer technology. Health information management is ranked as number four on US News and World Report’s list of nine hot college majors.
The credential of RHIT 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. Our program is accredited by CAHIIM.
Most graduates hold RHIT credential and start their professional career right after graduation. Many of them continue to pursue a Bachelor’s in Health Information Management Online at UC while working. After the bachelor program, you can sit for higher level credentialing exam, Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) exam, and increase your earning potential.
Cancer Registry Management Certificate Program is another great opportunity to continue to grow in your profession. Only less than 10 Cancer Registry programs are in the country. You can get your Cancer Registry certificate at UC Online after completing your AAS degree.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that employment for medical records and health information technicians is expected to grow much faster than average. Employment is projected to increase 13 percent from 2016 to 2026.
The healthcare industry generally offers secure employment with plentiful advancement opportunities. Health information systems focuses on the management of health care data. Health information professionals work in a variety of settings and have many different job titles. A career in health information combines the knowledge and skills from the disciplines of medicine, information management, business applications and computer technology.
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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