HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE IN AS LITTLE AS 24 MONTHS
Overview

Reporting period: August 1, 2016 – July 31, 2017
RHIT Exam Results: Pending – No data during the reporting period
Job Placement: 76% of graduates are employed
Attrition/Retention: 68% attrition, 32% retention

Students in Sullivan’s online Associate Degree in Health Information Management (HIM) program can begin their career by earning a certificate in coding. Along with an American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) credential, the medical coding certificate prepares you for jobs in all types of medical facilities, inpatient and outpatient, and other industry-related positions such as insurance companies and government agencies.

Health information technology (HIT) professionals with an associate degree pursue registration through the AHIMA as registered health information technicians (RHIT). RHITs are responsible for the quality of patient health information in acute care hospitals, physician offices, and other outpatient facilities.

Students in this program study diagnosis and procedure coding, health information management, healthcare reimbursement, legal aspects of health information and health information technology.

Sullivan University’s Associate Degree in Health Information Management program prepares students for jobs in all types of medical facilities, inpatient and outpatient, and other industry-related positions such as insurance companies and government agencies.

Now accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education, this program is the perfect way to learn quickly and earn the career you deserve.

Objectives

The Health Information Management (HIM) program includes courses in anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology with pharmacology, medical terminology, ICD-10-CM coding, ICD-10-PCS coding, CPT and HCPCS coding, as well as reimbursement methodologies. Legal aspects of HIM are covered, as well as information technology and health information management.

Highlights

Sullivan University’s HIM program promotes student success by focusing on engagement between faculty and student, teaching with primary resources, and encouraging students to use critical thinking to solve problems.

Courses

92 Credit Hours
Length: 24 months
Time length for program completion will vary depending upon the number of courses taken per term, developmental courses when required, transfer credit accepted, lack of continuous enrollment, etc.

CourseTitlesCredit Hours
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS92
BIO 103Human Anatomy and Physiology4
BUS 224Professional Development4
CSC 118Computer Applications I4
ENG 101Composition I4
ENG 102Composition II4
FYE 101Information Literacy4
GEN 215Human Dynamics4
HIM 101Medical Terminology4
HIM 110Pathophysiology with Pharmacology4
HIM 121Health Information Technology4
HIM 131CPT Coding I4
HIM 142ICD-10-CM Coding I4
HIM 151Healthcare Reimbursement4
HIM 161Legal Aspects of Health Information4
HIM 170Performance Improvement4
HIM 231CPT Coding II4
HIM 242ICD-10-CM Coding II4
HIM 250Healthcare Statistics4
HIM 261Healthcare Management4
HIM 271ICD-10-PCS Coding4
HIM 290Health Information Practicum4
MTH 101 College Mathematics4
PSY 214Introduction to Psychology4
HIM 002Health Information Technology Review0
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