Health Information Management

Health Information Management

Health Records Technology student

Health Information Management (HIM) is a diverse yet evolving field that incorporates medicine, management, finance, information technology, and law into one dynamic career path. Lane Community College’s AAS Health Information Management (HIM) program prepares graduates to manage paper and electronic medical records, collect, aggregate, analyze, summarize, and disseminate individual and aggregate clinical data.

HIM professionals also protect and control the security and quality of records, and supervise data entry and technical maintenance personnel. The HIM program includes instruction in clinical and biomedical science data and information requirements; database management; data coding and validation; information security; quality control; health information content and structure; medical business procedures; and legal requirements.

Employment Outlook

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, health information management jobs are expected to increase by 22% from 2012-2022 nation-wide. This is estimated to be at least 40,000 more jobs in this career field.