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Faculty/Advisor List:

 

Name

E-mail

Phone Number

Myson Joseph, MHA/INF, RHIA

mjoseph@mecc.edu 

276-523-2400, ext. 306

Program requirements:

 Health Information Management Curriculum

 

 

The associate degree in Health Information Management Program is in Candidate Status, pending accreditation review by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

 

Program Specific Admission Requirements:

  • Students must be high school graduates or the equivalent, or otherwise be considered eligible by the College.
  • Prerequisites for program admission include successful completion of the College Math placement test (MTE 1-5) and English placement tests.

Health Information Management professionals are at the crossroads of the clinical and operational areas of healthcare. Using knowledge in the areas of information technology, patient confidentiality, data analysis and coding, Health Information Management professionals work in a variety of settings including hospitals, physician practices, government agencies, healthcare software companies, insurance companies, and nursing homes, many with the opportunity to work from home after on the job training. You may be interested in a career as a Health Information Management professional if you enjoy clinical content and processes but dislike direct patient contact.

Credentials
MECC’s Health Information Management graduates are prepared for the examinations:

  • Certified Coding Associate (CCA) through American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)
  • Certified Professional Coder (CPC) through American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)
  • Certified Professional Coder – Hospital Outpatient (CPC-H) through American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)
  • Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS) through National Healthcareer Association (NHA)

Employment Outlook & Salary
As with other professions in the healthcare field, the need for Health Information Management professionals is expected to grow in the coming years due to the large increase in the elderly population and advances in medical treatment leading to an increased average life expectancy. In addition, increased adoption of electronic medical records require Health Information Management professionals with an understanding of workflow and data analysis. The
Bureau of Labor Statistics lists Health Information Management professionals as one of the 20 fastest growing careers in the United States with a median wage in May 2010 of $32,350.

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Last updated: 6/17/2015 2:44:49 PM