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2023 - 2024 Eastern Iowa Community Colleges Catalog 
2023 - 2024 Eastern Iowa Community Colleges Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Information Management, AAS

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Campus: Online*

Graduates of the Health Information Management (HIM) AAS will be prepared for entry level positions in a physician’s office, hospital setting, health insurance organization or coding company. The program is offered in an online setting, except for the Professional Practice Experiences, which require a student to be available on site at a healthcare organization working with Health Information Management professionals. There are two 96-hour Professional Practice Experiences scheduled in the program.

*Students must complete the two on-site practicums (HIT 355 and HIT 555) and will work with a program representative on finding an approved on-site location.

The Health Information Management (HIM) AAS is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Graduates are eligible to write for the national certification exam - Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) given by the American Health Information Management Association.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Health Information Management program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of data structure, health record content and information governance.
  2. Demonstrate proper procedures for accessing, using, disclosing and securing health information.
  3. Demonstrate proper procedures of privacy and security of health information.
  4. Utilize health informatics, analytics, and data use in health information management.
  5. Validate assignment of diagnostic and procedural codes.
  6. Describe and demonstrate the revenue cycle management and clinical documentation process.
  7. Demonstrate processes impacting health information.
  8. Identify the impact of law and policy on healthcare.
  9. Demonstrate fundamental leadership, organizational management, and leadership skills.

Plan of Study

Term Total: 14.00 Credits

Term Total: 15.00 Credits

Term Total: 8.00 Credits

Term Total: 15.00 Credits

Term Total: 14.00 Credits

Health Information Management, AAS Total: 66.00 Credits

Non-discrimination Statement / Equal Educational Opportunities

It is the policy of Eastern Iowa Community College District not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental or marital status, as required by the Iowa Code §§216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).


If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact EICC’s Equal Employment Opportunity Officer/Equity Coordinator, Eastern Iowa Community College District, 101 West Third Street, Davenport, Iowa 52801, 563-336-5222, equity@eicc.edu or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730- 1576, TDD (800) 877-8339 Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.

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