The Health Information Management Program (HIM) prepares students for a career that places them in the expanding arena of healthcare meeting the cutting edge of technology. RHITs are health information technicians 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 coding and reimbursement, research, software development or clinical data management services.
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 HIT AAS Degree Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM), Graduates from this program are eligible to sit for the RHIT examination.