Health Information Management

Health Information Management

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Health Information Management Degree

The fast-paced field of health information management is expected to undergo significant growth through the next decade, creating a need for professionals who are qualified to administer and manage the changing systems and regulations. With 100% online classes available, American National University students could earn an Associate in Health Information Management in as few as 20 months.

American National University’s Health Information Management Program (HIM) is designed to provide the knowledge and skills to enable the graduate to manage patient’s medical data and by making it available for the healthcare provider. HIM professionals affect the quality of patient information and patient care at each point of patient interaction; they are focused on the technical side of managing health information, working with electronic records, and software programs.

Why Health Information Management Students Turn To American National University:

  • Convenience and flexibility – day and evening course schedules to fit your life.
  • Small class sizes – allowing for one-on-one interaction with instructors.
  • Industry experienced instructors – bringing their industry skills and work experience to class.
  • Peer tutoring – providing one-on-one help at no additional cost.
  • Training in modern computer labs – simulating real work experiences.
  • Externship placement as part of the Health Information Management program – enabling students to build career experience.
  • Career services – helping with career advice and resources needed for today’s job search environment.
  • Refresher courses are available to all our graduates – keeping skills in their field of study sharp and current at no additional tuition costs.

Health Information Management Program Outcome:

The Health Information Management Associate degree program at the Louisville, KY campus reported the following outcomes with its 2017 Annual Program Assessment Report (APAR) covering the reporting period from 8/1/2015 to 7/31/2016:

  • RHIT Licensure Pass Rate for first time attempts: 33%
  • Job Placement: 100%
  • Employer Survey Satisfaction: 100%

What You’ll Learn

Upon successful completion of this program and the receipt of your diploma, you will be familiar with:

  • Apply current federal, state, institutional, and accreditation agency guidelines for health record content, accuracy, integrity, collection and maintenance for the purpose of correct coding and reimbursement by integrating knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, and disease processes.
  • Utilize the knowledge of current health laws, regulations, and internal and external standards to remain in compliance with privacy, security, and confidentiality of patient data while maintaining professional and ethical behavior.
  • Utilize health information technologies and information systems to support enterprise wide decision support for strategic planning, policy making, data and information governance, analytics and revenue cycle management processes.
  • Apply general leadership, management, and critical thinking skills to health information management roles and responsibilities, including change management, effective communication skills, work design and process improvement, human resource management, training and development to improve patient care quality.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to function as an entry level health information management professional and be prepared to obtain the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) credential upon graduation.

Why American National University?

The fast-paced field of health information management is expected to undergo significant growth through the next decade, creating a need for professionals who are qualified to administer and manage the changing systems and regulations. With 100% online classes available, American National University students could earn an Associate in Health Information Management in as few as 20 months.

American National University’s Health Information Management Program (HIM) is designed to provide the knowledge and skills to enable the graduate to manage patient’s medical data and by making it available for the healthcare provider. HIM professionals affect the quality of patient information and patient care at each point of patient interaction; they are focused on the technical side of managing health information, working with electronic records, and software programs.

We Bring Our University To You

With our innovative learning formats, we bring you a High-Tech, High-Touch learning experience. ZOOM video courses let you be live, in class from anywhere you have an internet connection. 100% distance education courses allow you to set your own schedule for weekly assignments and discussions. On-campus labs give you the practical, hands-on training you can’t get anywhere else (select majors).

A Global University Experience

Our Global Meet technology allows you to have one-on-one discussions with admissions, financial aid, career services, and other staff without ever leaving home. Through ANU Global Teach, you’ll learn from professors from your community, your region, and indeed – the whole world. And thanks to ANU Global Learn, you will have worldwide access to resources from textbooks, interactive learning modules, study guides, and a vast array of library resources 24/7 at no additional cost.