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Health Information Management


The vital career of tracking patients’ vitals

What you’ll earn

Whether you're interested in a two year degree or a one year certificate, Health Information Management courses will prepare you for a rewarding career in a growing field.

Associate Degree


The Health Information Management (HIM) program combines medicine, management, finance, information technology and law into one dynamic career path. Through our flexible online program, you’ll learn how to design and oversee health information systems while ensuring that they meet medical, legal, and ethical standards. These skills, including medical coding (ICD-10 CM, ICD- PCS, and CPT), will have you ready for a career in a wide variety of healthcare facilities.

Our program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation on Health Informatics and Information Education (CAHIIM). Graduates can sit for the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) accreditation exam.

2 years Full-time
$18,902 Total program cost


  • Health information systems
  • Patient records
  • Medical coding (ICD-10 CM, ICD-PCS, & CPT)
  • Data collection and security
  • Legal and ethical requirements of healthcare (HIPAA)


As experts in patient health data management, HIM professionals work in a variety of health care settings including hospitals, physicians’ offices, home health care agencies, ambulatory health centers, long-term care facilities, public health offices, government agencies, and insurance companies.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for medical records and health information technicians (with certificates and AAS degrees) was $40,350 in May 2018. The top 10% of earners can bring home over $66,000 per year! Job growth is expected to be high, at 11% from 2018 to 2028. With additional professional development, you may be able to move from health information technician to health information management roles.

Health information management jobs (for those with Bachelor’s degrees) are expected to grow faster than average. This field is expected to increase by 18% from 2018-2028 nationwide, with an estimated 71,000 additional jobs within the field. Median salary is around $54,900 in Oregon.


Stackable Certificates

Specialize your skills and hone your interests through stackable certificates! These certificates can be earned while pursuing your degree or all on their own. Contact your advisor or the office of admissions to learn more.

Medical Coding

1-yr Certificate

Earn your Medical Coding Certificate to demonstrate ability to perform medical record coding in the healthcare industry.

Not sure which is for you? Learn more about the types of degrees & certificates Lane has to offer



The Health Information Management accreditor of Lane Community College is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management (CAHIIM). The college’s accreditation for an associate degree in Health Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2024. 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 info@cahiim.org.


Program Outcomes:

RHIT Certification Exam Pass Rate: 100% (2023-24)

Graduation Rate: 100% (2023-24)

Employment Rate: 100% (2023-24)

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