Professionals in the field of health information management are the experts who secure, analyze, integrate and manage information that guides the health care industry. This information is important to patient care, research, health care planning, and decision making, liability protection, quality improvement and reimbursement of claims.
Hutchinson Community College's Health Information Management program utilizes the AHIMA Virtual Lab Academy - an Internet-based, practical, participative, HIM work environment featuring multiple software applications. Through the VLab, students can access and experience state-of-the-art software including the Master Patient Index (MPI), Electronic Health Record (EHR), Nuance Clintegrity, Find-A-Code, and 3M Encoder applications, Electronic Document Management Systems (EDMS), Release of Information (ROI) and other applications regularly used in the working world. Students will learn about standard processes, identity management, identification and correction of medical records, prevention of duplicate records, and more. The VLab is essential in preparing students for their on-site experience!
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The Health Information Management accreditor of Hutchinson Community College is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for associate degree in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2029-2030. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at (312) 235-3255; or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Admission to Hutchinson Community College
Admission Criteria by Program Option
Submit a Health Information program application (applications accepted year-round). The completion of the application is the student's responsibility. To meet this responsibility, the student must have:
Health Information Management (AAS) & Healthcare Coding (Certificate)
*Provisional admission will be granted to a student who does not meet the GPA requirement. Progression in the program will be allowed if the student earns a GPA of at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale during the first 12 credit hours.
Health Information Management Emphasis in Cancer Registry Management (AAS)
Health Information Management Emphasis in Cancer Registry Management (Certificate)
*Provisional admission will be granted to a student who does not meet the GPA requirement. Progression in the program will be allowed if the student earns a GPA of at least a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale during the first 12 credit hours.