AS in Health Information Management
Herzing University's Associate of Science in Health Information Management program helps prepare students for entry-level positions in the health information management (HIM) field. Read more about this degree program here.
Official Program Name:
Associate of Science in Health Information Management
School Offering Program:
Students enrolling in Herzing University's Associate of Science in Health Information Management program should have an interest in working in the administration side of the healthcare field. Though requirements may vary, applicants should have earned a high school diploma or equivalent.
Herzing University's Associate of Science in Health Information Management program is designed to help teach students how to plan, collect, aggregate, and analyze clinical data in healthcare settings. To complete the program, students must take general education courses and personal development courses in addition to specialized courses in health information management. This program is not accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). However, students will have the opportunity to learn skills related to the HIM profession.
Total Credits Required:
64 semester credit hours
Herzing students could be eligible for a variety of federal and institutional financial assistance programs. Aid opportunities include employer tuition reimbursement programs, veteran benefits, federal grants and loans, federal work study, and Herzing University scholarships. The university can assist students in developing a financial plan for their education.
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Topics of study for an Associate of Science in Health Information Management:
Herzing University frequently updates its course requirements in order to keep its programs consistent with employer needs and changing industries. Topics of study may include:
- Medical Terminology
- Medical Law and Ethics
- Healthcare Information Systems
- Epidemiology and Applied Healthcare Statistics
- Diagnosis and Procedure Coding
- Anatomy and Physiology
Furthering Your Education:
Students who complete Herzing University's Associate of Science in Health Information Management program could continue their education in a bachelor's degree program. Earning a bachelor's degree in health information management or a related area may help students learn more about the field and may lead to more advanced career opportunities.
Bachelor's degree options include, but are not limited to:
- Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management
- Bachelor of Science in Health Informatics
- Bachelor of Science in Health Administration
- Bachelor of Science in Medical Records Administration
Students of Herzing University's Associate of Science in Health Information Management program have the opportunity to learn how to use health information laws, accreditation, licensure, and certification standards to meet organizational needs. Upon graduation, they may be able to use this knowledge to pursue entry-level positions in the health information management field.
Entry-level positions that graduates could pursue include:
- EMPI coordinator
- Health data analyst
- HIM technician
- Cancer registrar
Herzing University does not guarantee salary or employment.