Health informatics is a term describing the aquiring, storing, retrieving, and using of healthcare information to foster better collaboration among a patient's various healthcare providers. Health informatics play a critical role in the push toward a healthcare reform and doctors are moving toward a greater reliance on information technology and data, creating new education and career paths.
The Health Information Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree Program at Indian Hills Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). (www.cahiim.org)
Q: What is the importance of a CAHIIM accredited program?
A: In order to be eligible to take any of the AHIMA professional HIM certification exams, including the RHIT, you must be a graduate of a CAHIIM - accredited program. In addition, graduating from a CAHIIM accredited program assures your employer that you have the professional skills and knowledge from a curriculum that is relevant to the current electronic health record (EHR) environment.
Entry: Fall or Spring Term
Length: 7 terms (21 months)
Program: Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)
Sarah Cottington, Program Director
phone: (641) 683-5163 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5163
Health Information is really a growing field. There are more employment options out there than ever before and Indian Hills helped give me the skills I needed to get into the field right after graduation.
The 24/7 nature of Healthcare offers a variety of potential shift times that makes it perfect for everyone, whether you like to get up early or would rather have the morning to sleep in. Some potential shifts include but are not limited to:
- 8-5 P.M.