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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.
- Health information systems (also known as health information management, health information technology and health informatics) has a 21% forecasted growth in jobs by 2020 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).
- 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.
Path to Certification
Graduates of accredited associate degree educational programs in health information are known as health information technicians and are prepared to sit for the national RHIT (Registered Health Information Technician) exam offered by AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association).
Graduates are also prepared to sit for a number of certification examinations, offered by AHIMA and other associations, which demonstrate proficiencies in medical coding, health data analysis, healthcare privacy and security, and documentation improvement.