Health Information Management (HIM) professionals are experts in the field of managing and protecting patient health information, administering computer information systems, and coding the diagnoses and procedures for health care services provided to patients in accordance with medical, administrative, ethical, legal, accreditation and regulatory requirements of the health care delivery system.
The programs offered in health information management are excellent choices for immediate post-high school education, re-entry into the workforce or even a mid-life career change alternative. Graduates of our programs work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, physician offices, home health agencies, insurance companies, and even government agencies.
Our degree program is offered as a completely online program. Students may select their preferred format (in-class or online) for individual courses taken each term. With even more control and flexibility, you can choose how you earn your degree!
The HIM program is available completely online, including online clinical coursework! No campus visit is required.
Although all HIM courses are available online, by law, Sinclair is authorized to provide educational services to students in most states. Please refer to our out-of-state student information webpage.
Please refer to the HIM Program Specific Information Packet which includes detailed information specifically for the HIM program, an estimated cost of the program, the curriculum, and more. In addition, refer to the Health Sciences (HS) Applicant Information Packet for a step-by-step guide to getting started in any Health Sciences associate degree program at Sinclair Community College including the HIM program. (Please note, the accelerated admission information and TEAS requirement noted in the HS packet do not apply to HIM students.)
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The Health Information Management Technician certificate prepares students to work in a medical office setting. This certificate will focus on preparing students for an entry-level office position in a medical facility where basic electronic health record technology, medical terminology, medicolegal principles and revenue-cycle principles are utilized. A grade of “C” or higher is required in all courses to receive the certificate.View Full Program Details
Each year the graduating Health Information Management students are requested to complete a survey after graduation. This survey asks for their opinion of the learning experience they received in our program. Of the respondents, the results indicated 100% agreement that the program has:
Each year employers of our HIM graduates are requested to complete a survey regarding our graduates that they have hired. This survey asks for their opinion of the graduates’ level of readiness in various areas. Of the respondents, the results indicated 100% agreement that our students:
National Exam Passage Rate
The passage rate of HIM graduates who took the RHIT exam for the first time during the 8/1/2021-7/31/2022 reporting period was 79.2%.
Employment and/or Pursuance of Continued Education
Over 87% of the 2022 graduates of the Health Information Management program gained employment in the healthcare field or pursued higher educational opportunities in healthcare.
For the period of 2021-2022 academic year, student completion of the Health Information Management program was 87.34%.
The HIM associate degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). Graduates of the Sinclair program qualify for accreditation in the health information management field by passing the national certification examination requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Upon successful completion of the examination, the graduate is awarded the credential of a registered health information technician (RHIT).
Accreditation Statement: The Health Information Management accreditor of Sinclair 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 2027-2028. 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.
In partnership with the community and industry, provide our students a quality health information technology program which facilitates student learning through academic preparation and clinical experience producing graduates capable of functioning professionally in health information positions to meet the demand in the healthcare field.
To develop and provide a technically-prepared workforce in the area of Health Information Technology.