Apr 09, 2020  
2019-2020 Catalog Mid-Year Supplement 
2019-2020 Catalog Mid-Year Supplement

Health Information Management, A.A.S.

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This program provides students with a diverse blend of course work in administrative technology and information management.  Students interested in medical coding, health iCAHIMM Logonformation regulations, and computer applications in the healthcare setting will find this career track rewarding.

Students can sit for various credentialing exams, such as the CCS or CPC. Students are eligible to sit for the RHIT. This does not imply a guarantee. 

Accreditation Statement:

The Health Information Management accreditor of Blue Ridge Community and Technical 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 2029-2030.


The mission of the Health Information Management (HIM) program is to educate and prepare professionals for a successful career in the HIM field. The knowledge provided will allow graduates to enhance health care delivery in the area improving not only the quality of life for our service area but the economic development as well.

Program Outcomes

  • Summarize medical terminology, systems of classification, and methods of reimbursement commonly used in the health Information Management field.
  • Explain legal and ethical concerns related to confidentiality, security, and privacy issues in Health Information Management.
  • Compute best practice quantitative solutions related to health information statistics, financial management, and accounting standards.
  • Examine compliance issues related to government regulations, licensure, and certification requirements.
  • Compare and contrast essentials of leadership across business functions.


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