HIS professionals play a crucial role in ensuring the quality, accuracy and security of patient information and medical records. UC’s HIS degree program is offered 100% online and combines elements of healthcare administration, coding, billing, records management, compliance, data analysis and reporting, clinical healthcare, business and information technology. Our curriculum is continuously updated with the latest compliance, quality, accreditation and certification standards.
Our CAHIIM-Accredited program is designed to prepare students to sit for the nationally recognized credential of Registered Health Information Technologist (RHIT) in their last semester. Our graduates are fully-credentialed, highly-knowledgeable and in high demand. After obtaining the RHIT certification, many of our HIS graduates continue their education by pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management (HIM) and earning the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) credential – opening up even more opportunities for career growth and professional advancement.
Customized curriculum maps are available to fit busy schedules. Our program accepts students 3 times a year (Spring, Summer and Fall). HIS students will also participate in a Professional Practicum Experience (PPE).
The PPE provides students with professional experience and is an essential component of the HIS program. It is a unique opportunity to learn in a real-world environment – where knowledge and facts gain meaning and professional roles and responsibilities are clearly demonstrated.
PPE opportunities are available at professional practice facilities throughout the U.S. HIS Program Director(s) and Faculty will assist students in securing a facility in their geographic area. These on-site and online simulations are designed to reinforce the knowledge, competencies and skills gained in the program.
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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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