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Health Information Management

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.

  • Health Information Management program is delivered 100% online. No campus visits required.
  • At HutchCC we work with the student to transfer in as many credits as possible from other colleges.
  • We have dedicated instructors willing to work with you to best fit your needs.
  • The clinical coordinator will work with you to arrange a clinical site in your area.
  • Program Pass Rate exceeds the AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association) standards each year.

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!

Contact Details

Allied Health
1-888-GO-HUTCH ext. 8100

Health Information Management - AAS

Healthcare Coding Specialist - CERT

Health Information Management-Emphasis in Cancer Registry Management - AAS

Health Information Management - Emphasis in Cancer Registry Management - CERT

NCRA Accreditation Logo Accredited by National Cancer Registrars Association (NCRA) https://www.ncra-usa.org/
CAHIIM Accreditation Logo Accredited by Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

Accreditation Statement

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 info@cahiim.org.

Student Achievements for 2019/20:

  • 88% of students choosing to write the RHIT exam passed on their first attempt.
  • 81% of students enrolled full-time graduated from the program on time.
  • 82% of graduates are employed within one year.
  • 100% of our graduates are satisfied or very satisfied with our program.

Program Details

  • Admission

    Selection Criteria

    In order to promote student success in the Health Information Management program and in the health record profession, it is necessary to establish criteria to assist in the selection of students.

    1.  High school graduate with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale for the final six semesters of high school, or minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale for a minimum of 12 semester hours of college, or minimum GED average standard score of 58.

    2. Student will need to have access to the internet and a computer or similar device.

    Admission procedure:

    1. Submission of application to HCC and required transcripts from high school and colleges previously attended.
    2. Submission of application to the health information technology program. The application form should be received by the program director before the semester in which the student plans to begin the program.  It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the documentation is complete.