Associate in Science
Health Information Management is an associate degree program that prepares students to support the information needs of the healthcare industry. The HIM program at Hodges is offered completely online as a part of our Online Learning experience. As one of the fastest growing occupations in one of the fastest growing industries, a HIM career places you right where the expanding arena of healthcare meets the cutting edge of technology.
HIM professionals play a critical role in maintaining, collecting, and analyzing the data that doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers rely on to deliver quality healthcare. They are experts in managing patient health information and medical records, administering computer information systems, and coding the diagnoses and procedures for healthcare services provided to patients.
Health Information Management professionals work in a multitude of settings throughout the healthcare industry and enjoy a broad selection of job titles and options for professional growth. Additional career information can be found on the AHIMA Health Information Careers
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook
, employment of Health Information Management professionals is expected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations –21% or more through 2020. In addition to strong job prospects, competitive salaries also await HIM graduates.
Hodges University’s HIM program graduates have enjoyed strong job placement. Many were hired while on their internships. Graduates are employed at healthcare facilities throughout Southwest Florida, as well as across the country. Many HIM alumni have been recognized at the local, state, and national levels for their contributions to the field of HIM
Accreditation and Student Outcomes
The 2013 Annual Program Assessment Report (APAR) indicated AHIMA reported the national mean passing rate of students who took the RHIT exam was 75%. Hodges University exam pass rate equals the national average.
Accredited programs are also required to routinely survey healthcare entities that employ HIM professionals to assess employer satisfaction of graduates. CAHIIM requires a satisfaction rating of at least 80%. For the same APAR period employer satisfaction of Hodges University graduates is 100%. Program graduates reported 100% satisfaction of the HIM program.