Health Information Systems Technology
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 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.
All of your coursework is completed online and incorporates clinical experience, information technology and management training. Our students are given the necessary skills to process, maintain, analyze and report health information according to the accreditation and certification standards for reimbursement, care management, quality assurance and research. Learn more about by downloading our complete curriculum plan (PDF).
Path to Certification
Graduates of our Associate Degree in Health Information Systems Technology program are prepared to sit for a number certifications, including the national Registered Health Information Technician exam offered by American Health Information Management Association.
Our coursework is all online and incorporates clinical experience, information technology and management training. Our students graduate with all the necessary skills to process, maintain, analyze and report health information while meeting the accreditation and certification standards for reimbursement, care management, quality assurance and research.
Not ready to start your associates degree, or looking to become a medical coder? Upon completion of our Medical Biller/Coder Certificate you are prepared to sit for a number of exams including the Certified Coding Associate offered by AHIMA and one of the coding certifications offered by the American Academy for Professional Coders.
Transfer and Transition
The University of Cincinnati offers a seamless approach to your career in Health Information Management. The credits you earn in the Medical Biller/Coder Certificate apply toward our Associate Degree in Health Information Systems Technology. You can then go on to earn your Bachelor Degree in Health Information Management at the University of Cincinnati by completing two years of online courses. Interested in earning a Master's Degree? Earn the Online Master's in Health Informatics at UC.
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The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.