Health Information Management Technology
Area of Study: Health Information Management Technology
Degree/Certificate: Associate of Applied Science Degree in Health Information Management Technology
If you are not already an active Tri-C student, you must first apply to the college. If you are interested in more than one health careers program, you must submit a separate health careers application for each program. You may only apply to three programs at one time.
The Health Information Management Technology (HIMT) program prepares graduates who can identify and use a variety of health information resources and technologies to accomplish the objectives of diverse practice environments. In general, these individuals may perform tasks related to the use, analysis, validation, presentation, abstracting, coding, storage, security, retrieval, quality measurement and control of health care data. Their task responsibility may also include supervision of personnel.
The goal of the Health Information Management Technology Program is to provide an educational experience within the framework of professional standards. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the national certification examination to become a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT). Upon passing the examination, an individual is permitted to use the credential RHIT behind his/her last name. Earning a credential validates your competence as an HIM professional to employers and the public
The Health Information Management Technology (HIMT) program at Cuyahoga Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The program's accreditation for Associate of Applied Science in Health Information Management Technology has been affirmed through 2021. All inquiries about the program's accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph St., Suite 5100, Chicago, IL., 60601; by phone at (312) 235-3255; or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Student achievement/outcomes for 2020:
In 2020 the program had a graduation rate of 91% for traditional day students and a 73% graduation rate for part time evening students.
Eleven of the graduates have taken the RHIT examination with nine passing on the first attempt resulting in a current 82% pass rate for first time test takers.
Twelve of the fourteen graduates in 2020 have secured employment in the healthcare field resulting in an employment rate of 86%.
The retention rate for all HIMT students from fall 2020 into spring 2021 is 100%.
- Part-Time Sequence Options - Program Sequence part time student plan
- Full-Time Sequence Option - Program Sequence day student plan