Health information technology will play a major role in streamlining healthcare costs while providing better access to records and data. Opportunities abound for those who not only have a background in business and accounting practices but also understand medical terminology and coding procedures.
Under the new healthcare initiative, hospitals, doctors and other healthcare facilities are creating electronic health information networks and exchanges. To accomplish this, there is a growing demand for specialists who can code, digitize and create electronic patient records. Other professionals will be needed to manage the entire process, check for accuracy and secure the information as required by law.
Employment will grow the fastest in practitioners’ offices and in home healthcare agencies. As medical technologies continue to improve, many healthcare services previously provided in hospitals will shift to these providers. Demand in medical group practice management will grow as these organizations become larger and more complex.
Successful health information managers are very well organized, flexible and embrace change. A career as a health information manager could be right for you if you:
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Registered Health Information Administration (RHIA)
Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management are eligible to take the Registered Health Information Administration (RHIA) exam through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
Only those who successfully
1. Complete a bachelor's degree in an HIM program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) or are enrolled in their last term of study OR
2. Graduate from an HIM program that is approved by a foreign association with which AHIMA has a reciprocity agreement.
Herzing University Online is accredited by CAHIIM* so graduates of the BSHIM are eligible to sit for this exclusive credential.
For more information on RHIA certification, review the Candidate Handbook from AHIMA.
Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT)
Graduates of the Associate of Science in Health Information Management are eligible to take the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) exam through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).