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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 HIM Program:
NWACC offers a two-year Associate of Applied Science degree in HIM that integrates medical science, coding systems, computer technology and health care management.
When pursuing the online HIM degree, you will take 20 credit hours in general education and 46 credit hours in HIM coursework. In-person internships consist of eighty-hour clinical rotations that will be held in the summer semester (first year) and spring semester (second year).
NWACC also offers an online technical certificate in HIM embedded into the degree program and requires 32 credits, which 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 and the AHIMA professional HIM certification exam.
For the 2020-2021 school year, the program’s graduation rate was 74%, the employment rate was 83%, and 100% of graduates indicated they were satisfied with their educational experience.
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.
NWACC's Health Information Management accreditor 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 2021.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about CAHIIM at cahiim.org/accreditation