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Health Information Management (HIM) Program
What is Health Information Management?
NWACC's Health Information Management (HIM) program prepares you to perform as an
entry-level technician. Duties include organizing and managing health information
data by ensuring its quality, accuracy, accessibility and security in both paper and
About the Program:
HIM is a two-year associate degree program that integrates medical science, coding systems, computer technology and health care management.
As a student in HIM, you will take 20 credit hours in general education and 46 credit
hours in HIM coursework. You can take HIM courses during the day at our Bentonville location, at night at our
Washington County location, or online. Eighty hour clinical rotations will be held
in the summer semester (first year) and spring semester (second year).
A HIM technical certificate is embedded into the college's Health Information Management Associate of Applied Science Degree program and requires acquisition of 32 credits, which all can be used toward the HIM associate degree.
Successful completion of an accredited HIM program leads to an associate of applied science degree and eligibility to sit for the Registered Health Information Technology (RHIT) examination.
NWACC's HIM program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
Graduating from a CAHIIM accredited program offers employers assurance that you have the expected professional knowledge and skills, and have experienced a curriculum that is relevant to today's electronic health record (EHR) environment.
As a graduate, you will have completed an accredited CAHIIM program in order to be eligible to take the AHIMA professional HIM certification exam and become certified.
The HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT accreditor of Northwest Arkansas Community College is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for ASSOCIATE degree in HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT has been reaffirmed through 2020. 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 email@example.com.
Where can I obtain additional information about CAHIIM accreditation?
RHIT Pass Rate for First Time Test Takers 2019-2020:
NWACC Students: 75%
The NWACC HIM Program Graduation Rate 2019-2020:
69% Graduation rate
Employment Rate Within 6 months of Graduation 2019-2020:
The NWACC HIM Program does not have data for 2019-2020. Tracking will begin in 2020-2021.