The Health Information Management Program (HIM) prepares students for a career in the expanding arena of healthcare meeting the cutting edge of technology. Registered Health Information Technicians (RHITs) are HIM professionals who work to ensure the quality of health records and health care data by verifying their completeness, accuracy, and proper entry into computer systems. They use computer applications to assemble and analyze patient data to improve patient care and control healthcare costs. In addition, RHITs may specialize in specific HIM functions such as revenue cycle management, data management, research, or software development.
Accepted students will start the program as part of a cohort in the fall semester. After completion of the program, students are eligible to sit for the RHIT and CCA exams offered by AHIMA.
How do I get started?
Apply to Central Arizona College for admission
You may be required to take a college placement exam and/or bring with you a copy of your unofficial transcript from an accredited college.
Employment of medical records and health information technicians is projected to grow 11 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations. The demand for health services is expected to increase as the population ages.
The Career Center is where students can find up-to-date resources in career assessment, resume development, interview preparation, and internships and more.
The HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT accreditor of CENTRAL ARIZONA COLLEGE is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for the ASSOCIATE degree in HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT has been reaffirmed through 2023. 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.